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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
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Today's soccer skill

Attacking play - Runs - v-runs
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").
Play two against two with two six-metre goals, partly as a demonstration practise and partly as a game practise. Roll the ball into the goal e.g. from a maximum of ten metres. Begin with two reasonably active defenders and attack in one direction at a time. Gradually allow the defenders to become increasingly active.
Practise v-runs in various directions to give support.
Play freely. Award extra points for goals preceded by a v-run.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • When you are being marked and want to give support, a v-run can be a good solution
  • The v-run is almost a standard solution when you are being marked and want to give support
  • The v-run can be carried out in various ways, in various directions and in various parts of the pitch
  • It can involve a few, and sometimes only one, step or steps in one direction before dodging away at an angle
  • A v-run can also involve two longer runs
  • You might call them large v-runs and small v-runs
  • Learn to recognise when and how you should perform the v-run in various situations
  • You can e.g. run diagonally away from the person with the ball first
  • Do this in good time, before the person with the ball comes under too much pressure
  • Run away at a reasonable speed so that the opponent who is marking you can keep up
  • Turn suddenly and quickly with one step so that the defender has difficulty keeping up
  • Dodge away diagonally towards the person with the ball to create a good passing angle
  • The path of your run forms the letter v, hence the name v-run
  • If you are not giving support after your second run, the person with the ball keeps possession
  • You can then turn quickly, dodge away and give support forwards in the deep instead
  • In this case, you are making a third run at high speed which can get you into a supporting position
  • The three runs, away from, towards and away from the person with the ball, form a double v-run
  • If you receive the ball facing the wrong way, it is sometimes difficult to end up facing the right way after the v-run
  • You can pass back, turn quickly, dodge forwards in the deep and give support
  • You can also e.g. perform a passing move, turn around and past the defender with the ball
  • You can also perform v-runs in other ways, e.g. in the opposite direction
  • In this case, run diagonally towards the person with the ball first, turn quickly and dodge forwards in the deep
  • In this way, you can give support side-on or facing the right way after your v-run
  • When you receive the ball side-on, you can often continue to turn and end up facing the right way
  • With the v-run, you can move so that you end up between your opponent and the ball
  • You will then be screening the ball from your opponent as soon as you trap it
  • This is particularly good when you receive the ball side-on or facing the right way after a v-run
  • Your v-run creates space; keep this space open for as long as possible
  • You then have e.g. more chance of giving support during your 'third run'
  • You can then give support, e.g. forwards in the deep, in the space created
  • If you have run at a good angle, you can then receive the pass straight forwards in the deep
  • This is often extremely valuable and more difficult for your opponents
  • You can e.g. give support and receive the ball in the direction of your run straight towards your opponents' goal
  • Your v-run can also enable other players to give support in the space you create
  • The person with the ball can then pass to a third player instead of to you
  • The person with the ball can also take the opportunity to perform a passing move and advance him/herself