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
Set and Go
Set and go is a movement used by a centre forward.
When a centre forward receives a pass with his back to goal and under pressure from a marking defender, he cannot turn and run at goal and he must protect the ball from the defender.
One option is for the forward to make a “set” pass to a supporting team mate and spin to make a run into space behind the marking defender.
Now the forward is facing the opponent’s goal and is free to receive a second pass.