Good team work in three phases

Two lads football teams playing against each other.

Everything they need to say to coordinate their collective action is in three phrases:

  • “Give him options” – support a team member who is being pressured by the other team.
  • “Pressure them” – when to act offensively.
  • “Unlucky” – recognises a team mate taking a risk and trying something even though it didn’t work.

But this only comes from training together lots.