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
A one-two is a passing movement used by two players in order to go beyond or between defenders.
To complete a one-two:
1. Player 1 runs forward with the ball but encounters a defender in his way, so he passes to player 2 and then continues his run past the defender.
2. Player 2 makes a first-time pass into the path of player 1’s run.
3. Player 1 collects the pass beyond the defender and in space.