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A “Wall Pass” is when a soccer player passes the ball to a teammate who one-touches it right back. This can be very effective because the defender will turn with the first soccer pass & can’t recover to defend the second. If the initial soccer passer passes & then breaks (makes a run) it is called a “give and go”. (See “Soccer Give & Go“).
(aka Through Pass). A soccer pass between defenders into the open space between the fullbacks & the soccer goalkeeper with the idea that a forward will beat the defenders to the soccer ball. There are 2 types: a “Straight Through Ball” & a “Diagonal Through Ball”). (See “Pass To Space”, “Leading Pass” & “Pass To Yourself”). This is a very important soccer concept to teach & one that I think should be introduced by U-8 & definitely by U-10. By U-12 (& sometimes by U-10) defenders will be “pushing up” & it will become very difficult for attackers to dribble past the “Last Defender”. “Through Balls”, “Passing to Yourself”, “Switching The Play” & “Wall Passes” become the keys to a successful offense. If the other team is having success with through balls, it may be because your soccer defense if “flat” & doesn’t have “depth”. (See “Depth“, “Zone Defense“, “Push Up“, “Last Defender“, “Leading Pass“, “Give & Go“, “Pass To Space“, “Diagonal Through Ball“, “Styles of Play” & “Stretch The Field“).
If you think about it, soccer has similarities to many other sports. It
is most similar to basketball, which uses both “zone” and “man-to-man” defenses, set plays, “give & go”, movement-off-the-ball to create space, & emphasizes passing. There also similarities to hockey & football and concepts such as “follow through”, “staying on your toes” & a “quick first step” are used in most field sports.
A pass that is so good that it sets up a goal. Usually a “through ball”, a “long ball”, a “give & go” or a soft “pass to space”.
When a soccer attacker without the ball (i.e., “off the ball”) runs outside a soccer defender’s field of vision in order to get open to receive a soccer pass. On a “give & go” the receiver often makes a “blind side run” behind the soccer defender. (See “Give & Go“).
(aka “Final Third”). The 1/3 of the soccer field that contains the other team’s goal. This is a term used when discussing soccer tactics & strategy. For example, I don’t want my soccer players to dribble a lot in the Soccer Defending Third, but it is okay for them to dribble in the Attacking Third. (However, they should still be looking for a soccer pass or a “Give & Go”). Also, our forwards should aggressively pressure the ball & try to steal it if the other team has it in our “Attacking Third”. (See “Defending Third“, & “Middle Third” & “When To Dribble/When To Pass“).