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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
Product upgrades are included in the price

Today's soccer skill

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Attacking play - Runs - diagonal runs
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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Demonstration practice
When you subscribe, you will also find:
Drill practices, Game practices and Practice at home, as well as more general coaching points ("Secrets").
Organization
Play three against three with two six-metre goals. Roll the ball into the goal from e.g. a maximum of ten metres.
Learning
The players practice performing diagonal runs frequently.
Variations
Award extra points for goals preceded by a successful diagonal run, where the person with the ball passes to the player making the diagonal run, but possibly also where the person with the ball dribbles him/ herself or passes to the third player instead of to the player making the diagonal run.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • When you make deep runs diagonally forwards at high speed, this is known as a diagonal run
  • You can lose your marker and give support when you make a diagonal run forwards
  • Pass to the player making the diagonal run in good time and in the direction the player is running
  • Your diagonal run also makes it easier for your team-mates to give support
  • They can e.g. make diagonal or deep runs into the spaces you create with your run
  • The person with the ball can pass to a third player instead of to you
  • The person with the ball can also take the opportunity to perform a passing move and advance him/herself
  • Diagonal runs are made without the ball and ideally in behind your opponents' players
  • This can take place both in midfield and in attack
  • It is a good way to avoid going offside when your opponents are using offside tactics
  • You will gradually learn to start moving and make diagonal runs at the right moment
  • You will learn to recognise how you should run and when you should start moving
  • E.g. to run in good time, to run long when necessary and to avoid going offside
  • Learn to make long diagonal runs
  • Practise making diagonal runs in different directions
  • Learn to make diagonal runs in small areas inside your opponents' box
  • Learn to start your run even before the player who is going to pass to you has received the ball
  • In this way, you will get up to speed before you receive the ball
  • And your team-mate can pass to you before he or she comes under too much pressure
  • E.g. pass to you with one touch
  • When you make diagonal runs without receiving the ball, you should ideally still follow up your run
  • If there is a risk of you going offside, make e.g. a new run in a different direction
  • A team-mate can then make a run instead without going offside