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You should encourage your soccer players to talk to each other on the soccer field. There are some typical soccer terms that are used in certain circumstances. Some of these are:
- “Soccer Man On” (See “Man On”)
The most useful of the above in Soccer is “Keeper”. It’s hard to teach these. Perhaps the best thing is to introduce them by U-10 or U-12 & encourage talking in general. Small-sided games encourage talking & are another reason they are so beneficial. (See “Show For The Ball”).
Like basketball, triangles are an important part of attacking soccer. This means that at least 2 soccer teammates should always be supporting the soccer ballhandler & one of these should be a “trailer”.
On the attack in soccer, the player behind the soccer ballhandler should move up & stay open for a backward soccer pass. Having a trailer is also a big advantage if you lose the soccer ball, because he is in a good position to defend. A “trailer” is also used in basketball. (See “First Attacker“).
You want to have “support” on both offense & defense. “Support”
refers to having teammates who are properly positioned near the ball (i.e., within passing range on offense and within 5 – 10 steps of the First Defender on defense):
- A. On Offense, there should always be 2 or more teammates within passing range (7-15 steps, depending on age) who are open for a pass. One of these can be following the ballhandler (a “trailer”). The key concepts are “First Atacker”, “Second Attacker”, and “Third Attacker”. (See “First Attacker”, “Push Up”, “Support Distance & Relative Position”, “Attacking”, “Attacking Tips” in Chapter 1, & Chapter 2, “How To Teach Offense & Defense”).
- B. On Defense there are 3 key concepts:
- “First Defender” – The player closest to the ball must challenge the ball & try to slow down the attack or block a shot, and
- The left & right players (e.g., the LMF & RMF or LFB & RFB) should not go past the center of the field.
- C. All players should shift toward the ball whether on offense or defense. Ideally, there should be multiple layers of support on both offense & defense.
Refers to a ball left by the soccer ballhandler for a trailing teammate (i.e., instead of passing backward, the ballhandler “drops” the ball & then makes a run, knowing his soccer teammate is running onto the ball). Can also refer to a soft back pass that the trailer runs onto. This is an alternative to a back pass & is only used when the ballhandler is certain his teammate will get the ball if he drops it. (See “Soccer Trailer” & “Soccer Back Pass“).