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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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Goalkeeping play - Contending one on ones - basics
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
A goalkeeper practises with two or three outfield players or a coach and another one or two goalkeepers, who take turns standing in goal. The attackers may pass once on the way to goal, and this should take place in good time. The goalkeeper may practise with and without the assistance of a defender.
Learning
The goalkeeper practises the basics in one on ones.
Variations
More outfield players who attack in pairs and possibly also defend.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • When the person with the ball is clear and moving towards you, you should first make sure you are in the shooting line
  • I.e. the line between the ball and the middle of the goal
  • You move forwards along this shooting line
  • Occasionally, the person with the ball can then pass to the side to an unmarked team-mate
  • In this case, you must first take the fastest, shortest route to the new shooting line
  • You can then move out again towards the person who now has the ball if you need and have time to do this
  • You will usually have to back away a little first
  • When you move towards the person with the ball, you will cover the goal better and narrow the angle
  • Move forwards at a fairly late stage
  • If you come out too early, you may be stationary a long way out or need to back away again
  • In a one on one, you will usually be covering the goal well after only having moved out a few metres
  • It is almost never necessary to move out early and a long way
  • If you do, it is easy for the person with the ball to lob or dribble past you
  • Occasionally, you will realise at an early stage that you are too far out and that you have time to back away before any finish
  • In this case, back away quickly so that you are then able to move forwards again if necessary
  • Try to make the person with the ball hesitate, as a team-mate may then possibly be able to help you
  • When you are sure that you can take the ball if you rush out, you should do so
  • If you end up outside the box, you can e.g. kick the ball away
  • If your opponent has the ball by his/her feet, creep forwards in your starting position
  • Maintain a lower starting position and keep your hands lower and wider apart than normal
  • You will react and move most quickly when you are concentrating and your muscles are relaxed
  • Have both feet in contact with the ground so that you can move immediately e.g. if a shot is hit
  • Move out when the person with the ball can neither shoot nor dribble due to the position of the ball
  • Stop in your starting position as soon as the person with the ball is in a position to shoot
  • This means that you can move forwards at the same moment as the person with the ball nudges it forwards
  • At this time, he or she will be looking down at the ball and will have more difficulty seeing you, e.g. when you move out
  • Primarily watch the ball, but occasionally also look up to see where the person with the ball is looking
  • This may give you an idea of what he or she is planning to do
  • Try to find a combination whereby you can watch both
  • 7B Never look at the body of the person with the ball, as it is then easier for him or her to feint you
  • Watch the ball when the shot is hit and when the person with the ball tries to dribble past you
  • Also watch the ball when you throw yourself
  • Concentrate entirely on the ball when the person with the ball tries to dribble past you
  • You will then also avoid bringing this person down
  • If the person with the ball shoots early, you may have time to take a step to the side before throwing yourself
  • You may also have time for a little jump before you push away, i.e. if you need to throw yourself a long way
  • This is hardly necessary when you have managed to get out and narrow the shooting angles of the person with the ball
  • You will then reach the ball from your starting position
  • Try to stay on your feet for as long as possible
  • The person with the ball would like to get you to go to ground early, and may e.g. try to do this with a shooting move
  • If you are near the person with the ball and sure that you will take the ball if you throw yourself, you should do so
  • With a lot of training, you will eventually learn to recognise how to contend one on one situations