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Secrets to Soccer, Secrets to Sports

Online Coaching
and Training

The S2S tool offers:
For the Coach:
  • a library with practices, readymade sessions and other resources
  • prepare 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

Attacking play - Finishing - runs for crosses
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").
The players run into the scoring areas and finish. Cross the ball from various positions and from both sides. Two semi-active defenders to begin with, who mark the attackers in various ways. Swap roles.
The players practise running into the four separate scoring areas and sharing them amongst themselves.
Fully active defenders. Also practise with three and two attackers against the two defenders.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • When a cross is going to be hit, it is important to run into the scoring areas
  • It is important to get as many attackers in front of goal as possible
  • You share the four scoring areas amongst yourselves and run into them at high speed
  • These are the near-post area and the far-post area
  • The area around the penalty spot and the shooting area by the edge of the box
  • It is particularly difficult for the goalkeeper to reach crosses and balls into these areas
  • The first person to arrive takes one of the areas, the others fill the other areas
  • Run into the areas in a particular order
  • E.g. near-post, far-post, penalty spot and shooting area by the edge of the box
  • However, situations can vary and this usually determines the area you end up in
  • You will gradually learn to recognise the area you should run to in various game situations
  • If there are less than four members of your team running in front of goal, take up the most suitable areas
  • You will occasionally be the only player running in front of goal
  • In this case, you should ideally make a clear run or give a signal to the person with the ball
  • In this way, indicate where you are heading and where you want the cross so that you can reach the ball
  • Run in such a way that you create the four areas for yourselves and for your team-mates at the same time
  • Also run so that you arrive in the appropriate scoring area at the right moment
  • The right moment means you arrive in the scoring area as late as possible
  • You can then move at speed without having to slow down or even stop
  • If you still arrive too early, it is better to continue running than to stop
  • Never stand still in front of goal
  • For this reason, continue your run e.g. to another scoring area at the same high speed
  • It is good to run into the scoring area heading almost towards the ball and the cross
  • You can then adjust your run more easily if the ball comes slightly to the side of you
  • Also, move behind the backs of the defenders as often as possible
  • You can then surprise them by dodging away just as they look at the ball
  • All this is easier if you make a v-run before running into the scoring area
  • E.g. run away from the person with the ball and then dodge towards him or her
  • It is occasionally difficult to keep up with this, e.g. with certain early crosses
  • You will then usually have to run straight at goal in order to get into a scoring area
  • Regardless of how you run, it is good if you can change your pace frequently
  • You will then have a greater chance of getting free in a scoring area at the right moment
  • The ball often comes into the box to a team-mate instead of to you
  • You should still continue running to a scoring area
  • As you may still receive the ball in various ways
  • There may be a pass, a flick, a touch, a rebound or a second phase ball
  • However, avoid going offside in these situations
  • Learn to recognise how and to which area you should run in various game situations