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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 space for others
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 two against two with four five-metre goals and with supporting team-mates. Roll the ball into the goal from a maximum of five metres. The attacker can play one-touch soccer with the opponents' team-mate. Take turns attacking and defending. Semi-active defenders who mark closely. Swap roles within the teams after a while.
Learning
Run in order to create space for each other and give support.
Variations
Fully active game. Adjust the rules if necessary.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • When you are being marked, you can create space for your team-mates
  • Run away, taking your marker with you
  • In this way, you leave an open space in which your team-mates can give support
  • This space can also be used by the person with the ball, who can e.g. run with the ball into the space
  • Your team-mates make good use of the space when they run at speed into it after the ball
  • You can run in various ways and in different directions when creating space for others
  • E.g. both long and short runs, out on the field and in the box
  • You can use different runs, e.g. diagonal runs, deep runs, v-runs and u-runs
  • You can create space for others both when you run with and without the ball
  • You will gradually learn to recognise when and how you can run to create space for others
  • Make frequent runs so that it is difficult for the defender to decide whether to follow you or let you go
  • Whatever your opponent chooses to do, you can make use of it
  • If the defender follows you, another player can give support in the space you create
  • If the defender leaves you and remains in the space, you can get free and give support yourself
  • These runs can be carried out at different speeds and still have the desired effect
  • Occasionally, you are prepared from the beginning to create space for a team-mate
  • In this case, run at a speed and in a direction which will cause the defender to follow you
  • Start your runs in sufficiently good time so that a team-mate can start his/her run early
  • The person with the ball can then pass early before there is too much pressure to pass forwards
  • Also try to keep the space you have created open for as long as possible
  • This gives the person with the ball as much time as possible to hit the pass
  • In addition, your team-mate will have time to get there before the space is covered by an opponent
  • The person with the ball should play it into the space created as early as possible
  • The ball should ideally arrive in the space before the player who is going to use the space first
  • The ball should arrive in the space in front of the receiver and in the direction of his/her run
  • The receiver can then collect the ball at high speed without slowing down
  • You can co-ordinate a number of runs within the team to create space for each other
  • E.g. one forward meets the person with the ball and one forward makes a deep run into the space created
  • The person with the ball knows this and can pass to the approaching forward or the forward making the deep run
  • The approaching forward can also flick the ball on to the other forward
  • The approaching forward knows that his/her team-mate is running into the space created
  • There are other, more unusual ways of creating space for each other
  • If you are being closely marked, you can run so close to each other that the defenders have to let you go
  • Run in such a way that the opponents marking you risk colliding and lose speed
  • This method of creating space can also be used in a change-over situation