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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

Defending - Principles of defence - goal-side
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
When you subscribe, you will also find:
Drill practices, Game practices and Practice at home, as well as more general coaching points ("Secrets").
A demonstration practice with e.g. three attackers, two defenders and a goalkeeper. Used for a short period so that the players can see and get a sense of how they can run goal-side quickly when their opponents intercept in various situations. Swap roles.
The players try getting goal-side as quickly and effectively as possible when they have lost the ball.
The defenders score by running with the ball over a line.
Coaching points (here we call them SECRETS):
  • When your team loses the ball, it is important to get goal-side quickly
  • This applies both to you and all your team-mates
  • Consequently, it applies both individually and to the team
  • Everyone should quickly get goal-side of at least one opponent each
  • Take up a position, generally in an imaginary line, between your opponent and your own goal
  • Good defence is based on good organisation
  • This means that you should agree on how to get goal-side within the team
  • Obviously, the players should avoid running off and each begin closely marking an opponent
  • Your play should be based on the action of the person with the ball and the opponents giving support nearby
  • You should also mark the opponents closest to your own goal
  • I.e. those opponents who are in the 'danger areas'
  • You need to be goal-side of these players and mark them closely
  • You should also be goal-side of the other players
  • However, you do hardly need to get as close to these other players
  • This is sometimes referred to as distance marking
  • Learn to recognise when and how you should act in order to get goal-side