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Secrets to Soccer, Secrets to Sports

Online Coaching
and Training Platform
Football/Soccer

The S2S tool offers:
For the Coach:
  • a library with practices, readymade sessions and other resources
  • prepare soccer training sessions, season and development plans
  • game management
  • communication system
  • reports and statistics for teams and players
  • design tools to prepare own drills
  • information to parents
For the Player:
  • training better at home
  • being prepared for the training sessions
  • log book per season and accumulated
For the Management:
  • overview all coaching and training activities
  • field scheduling
  • equipment management
  • quality assurance
  • information system
Now also includes:
Readymade training sessions per age group
with selected favorite drills
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Attacking play - Principles of attack - give support
Below you will find one of the totally 156 soccer skills that are presented in the S2S tool.
In the ARCHIVE we have selected 50 of the most fundamental skills and drills for youth and grassroots.
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Organization
Play two against two. Score by rolling the ball into the four-metre goals from a maximum of ten metres.
Learning
The players give support diagonally behind or diagonally in front of the person with the ball. They move about a lot and can try blind-side runs and v-runs. Practise giving support side-on or facing the right way with your side towards the defender and screen the ball immediately.
Variations
Limit the number of touches to e.g. two per go.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • When your teammates have the ball, you should try to give support as often as you can
  • This is sometimes referred to as leaving the passing shadow to give support
  • Learn to see when and how you can give support in various situations
  • You are giving support when the person with the ball can pass to you fairly easily
  • We use this term both when you make yourself available for a pass behind and in front of the player with the ball
  • It is difficult to give support yourself at all times
  • In this case, you can position yourself so that you will probably be giving support in the next phase instead
  • You can occasionally create space so that a teammate can give support instead
  • The earlier you give support, the greater the chance that the person with the ball can pass to you
  • If you delay, the person with the ball may be severely pressured and have difficulty passing to you
  • Ideally, try to give support diagonally behind or diagonally in front of the person with the ball
  • Then it usually is easy to reach you with a ball along the ground, especially over short passing distances
  • Move about a lot to give support and feel free to perform various runs
  • E.g. blind-side runs and v-runs
  • Ideally try to give support side-on or facing the right way in the direction of the attack
  • When we say side-on we mean half-turned in the direction of play
  • You can then look forwards and check quickly and easily what to do next
  • If you are being marked, feel free to make sure that your opponent is to the side of you
  • In this case, try to receive the pass on the opposite side from the defender
  • You can then screen the ball with your body as you trap it
  • If you are giving support, you can indicate to the person with the ball that you are ready to receive the ball
  • You can indicate this by trying to achieve eye contact with the person with the ball
  • If necessary, you can also point to where you can best trap the ball
  • If it is difficult for the person with the ball to see a solution, you can also call for the ball
  • However, never interrupt a person with the ball who is already on the way to resolving a situation
  • E.g. by calling for a pass at exactly that moment
  • It is most disturbing if you then also call out the name of the person with the ball
  • However, you should ideally disguise what is going to happen from your opponents
  • When you have received the ball and passed, it is often important to give support quickly
  • If possible, the person with the ball should always have at least two teammates giving support
  • In this case, you can make your attacking play mobile and achieve quick, efficient passing play
  • In addition, your opponent never knows what you are going to do
  • For this reason, we have chosen giving support as one of the principles of good attacking play