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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 - create your own space
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
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Drill practices, Game practices and Practice at home, as well as more general coaching points ("Secrets").
Organization
Play one against one with four five-metre goals, each with a team-mate in support. Swap roles. Try to be facing the right way with the ball and roll it into the goal from a maximum of five metres. The attacker can play one-touch soccer with the opponent's team-mate. Take turns attacking and defending. Semi-active defender who still marks closely.
Learning
Make frequent runs to create your own space in which to give support.
Variations
Compete actively in pairs.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • When you are being marked and want to give support, you can run to create your own space
  • You create space for yourself at the same time as trying to lose your marker
  • Make frequent runs in various directions so that you can give support as often as possible
  • Start your run in good time so that you are giving support as soon as your team-mate receives the ball
  • Your team-mate can then pass to you before he or she comes under too much pressure
  • When you play as a forward, you can try simply running back towards the person with the ball
  • Your marker may then have difficulty following you any great distance
  • Your opponent may want to avoid getting too far out of position
  • A different way to lose your marker is to run close to other players
  • If you are being closely marked, this makes it difficult for the defender to follow you
  • There is a risk that the defender may collide with the other players and so lose speed
  • Fool your opponents with your runs; they should never be sure how you are going to run
  • The v-run is an example of a good run when you want to create your own space
  • The v-run can be carried out in various ways and in various directions on the pitch
  • Run in such a way that you receive the ball on the opposite side from your opponent
  • You can then screen the ball well as soon as you trap it in the space you have previously created
  • Change your pace frequently so that your opponent has difficulty marking you
  • You create your own space with your various runs, usually at high speed
  • Both long and short runs, out on the field and in your opponents' box
  • It is then good to enter the space you created as late as possible
  • It is usually best if the ball enters the space you created before you do
  • The ball should ideally arrive in front of you in the direction of your run
  • You can then collect and take the ball with you at high speed without having to slow down
  • The pass into the space you created should therefore be hit in good time and in the direction of your run
  • Situations frequently arise where it is difficult for the defender to decide what to do
  • Should the defender mark you or help out somewhere else?
  • Should the defender pressure the person with the ball, cover, give support or mark you?
  • At this point, you can take the opportunity to run in a different direction and so create your own space
  • Learn to recognise how and when you can create your own space in various ways
  • You can create your own space so that you are giving support facing the wrong way
  • It is even better to create your own space and give support side-on or facing the right way
  • E.g. being able to create your own space and give support facing your opponents' goal
  • If this takes place near your opponents' back line, learn to run without going offside