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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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Individual technique - Passing - crossing the ball
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.
To select the product version that suits you best, click on SUBSCRIBE.
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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
One player has the ball on the flank and tries to hit crosses past a defender. Use passing moves to be able to hit the cross to your team-mate, who runs in different ways in front of the goal and the goalkeeper. Swap roles and the flank from which the crosses are hit.
Learning
Hit both inswinging and outswinging crosses with both feet and from both flanks.
Variations
The defender is active to varying degrees, and sometimes only tries to stop the ball after the cross has been hit.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • You can hit crosses with different ball contacts, the most common being the inside of the foot, the semi-instep and the instep
  • Keep your foot solid at the moment of contact with the ball
  • You can swerve the ball with the inside of the foot
  • Crosses swerved out away from the goal give the ball more speed in the finish
  • The more the speed you get onto the cross, the more the speed the finisher can get onto the ball
  • The inside of the foot is good for rising crosses at high speed with your non-kicking foot pointing forward
  • At low speeds, you can point the non-kicking foot inwards towards the pitch before you hit the cross
  • Alternatively, point it in the direction you are running and allow it to leave the ground at the moment of ball contact
  • In this way, you can hit crosses even when you are turning partially away from the goal
  • Run around the ball, pointing your non-kicking foot inwards in the case of instep and semi-instep crosses
  • Use the passing move if necessary, turn and hit an inswinging cross with your other foot
  • Accuracy is achieved by connecting with the ball properly
  • Hit crosses with both feet