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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

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Defending - Principles of defence - danger areas
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
Three players attack against three defenders and a goalkeeper. One attacker hits crosses to the two attackers who are running in in front of goal. The defenders defend the danger areas and try to intercept. Hit crosses from both flanks and swap roles after a while.
Learning
The players primarily practise defending the danger areas from crosses.
Variations
Different number of players. Also practise defending when you are at a numerical disadvantage.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • When you want to play safe in defence, you should defend sensibly
  • Particularly when you opponents are attacking with more or the same number of players as you have in defence
  • It is important first and foremost always to defend the danger areas
  • These are primarily those areas nearest your own goal in a situation
  • By this, we mean primarily situations in front of your own goal, but also further out on the pitch
  • In this case, you should e.g. mark your opponents who are in the danger areas
  • First and foremost, mark those who are in the most dangerous positions in these areas
  • I.e. basically those opponents who are nearest your goal
  • This is a natural way for players to act in defence
  • In order to defend the danger areas, avoid looking just at the ball
  • Act instead so that you can look out at the pitch as much as possible
  • It is then difficult for your opponents to surprise you e.g. with blind-side runs
  • You will then also see what is happening at the far-post area
  • When you are at a numerical disadvantage, it is important to delay your opponents' attack
  • You should defend the danger areas at the same time
  • Occasionally, no other players will manage to get back and help you
  • In this case, you will have to pressure the person with the ball in the end and prevent your opponents from finishing
  • Learn to recognise when and how you should defend the danger areas and which areas these are
  • Learn to help your team-mates to defend these areas by communicating