The long ball over the top of the defence can be difficult to defend against in youth soccer, so I’ve put together five drills and activities to help you coach defending against teams that play long ball tactics… One of the best ways to stop long balls is to get strikers to press high up... MORE
Info on the Pass
Info on the pass is a coaching term used to encourage players to communicate when passing the ball.
When making a pass, the player passing the ball should give information to the receiver. For example:
“Man on!” This means a player is threatening the receiving player from behind.
“Time!” This means player with the ball has enough time and space to receive the ball unopposed.
“Turn!” This instructs the receiving player to turn in the opposite direction to switch play or move forward with the ball.