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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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Goalkeeping play - Shot stopping - basic moves
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.
To find out more about all the features of the S2S tool, please click on DEMO.
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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
A player, a coach or another goalkeeper vary between shooting in motion from various positions and running at goal with the ball from various angles, and then trying to score in various ways from the one on ones, including any rebounds. The goalkeeper tries to save. If there are two goalkeepers, they should swap roles.
Learning
The goalkeeper practises various methods of shot stopping, for example creeping out towards the shooter and narrowing the angle.
Variations
More players.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • You should both stand and move in the starting position when you are expecting a shot
  • In this case, you should also be between the ball and the middle of the goal, i.e. in the "shooting line"
  • You then creep out toward the shooter, remaining in the shooting line at all times
  • In this way, you will cover the goal better and narrow the shooter's shooting angle
  • It is best if you are standing in your starting position when the shot is hit
  • In this way, you can make use of all the benefits of the starting position
  • You can then start moving in the fastest possible way when you want to throw yourself at the ball
  • For this reason, you should move towards the shooter at the right moment
  • A good moment is when the shooter has just knocked the ball forward a little
  • I.e. when the ball is a little way away from the shooter
  • The person with the ball can hardly shoot in this position
  • Start moving forward as late as possible
  • If you move out too early, there is a risk of being lobbed
  • Or that the shot will never be hit and you will be stationary a long way out or will have to back away
  • Occasionally when you have moved out toward a shooter, he or she may pass the ball to the side
  • In this case, you must first take the fastest, shortest route to the new shooting line
  • You will usually have to back away a little first
  • You can then move forwards again in the new shooting line, towards the next shooter
  • Move with short, fast steps so that you are almost dragging your feet along the ground
  • When you move, you should always be in contact with the ground, and both feet should be on the ground as the shot is hit
  • The nearer the shooter you get, the more of the goal you are covering
  • You will have a shorter distance to go when you throw yourself after the ball, but less time to reach it
  • If you are close to the shooter, your reactions are most important; if you are further away, your push away is more important
  • Test the distances which suit you
  • Occasionally you will have time for a little jump before you throw yourself, i.e. if it is necessary
  • With this little jump directly before you push away, you can throw yourself further
  • When you land after the little jump, push away immediately and throw yourself after the ball
  • Occasionally, you will have time to take a couple of quick steps to the side first, e.g. in the case of some long shots
  • It is good if you have time to throw yourself diagonally forwards, regardless of how near the shooter you are
  • You will then have a shorter distance to the ball
  • When you have no time for this, you will have to throw yourself sideways or backward instead
  • You will then have further to go to the ball; but you will also have more time to reach it
  • Stay on your feet for as long as possible; do not let anyone fool you into going to ground e.g. with a shooting move
  • If the shooter is moving in from the side, at a slight angle, you will end up in front of the near post i.e. beside the goal
  • It is then particularly important that you stand up for a long time and rely on your ability to react
  • The shooting angle is small and the shooter may try to get you to go to ground in order to score
  • E.g. lift the ball or dribble past you
  • The more relaxed and concentrated you are, the faster you can react to shots
  • Watch the ball before and during the shot, and keep watching it until you have caught it
  • Or until the ball has left the box and the shooting sector
  • You will gradually learn to recognize how to act in various shooting situations