Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Crossing and finishing

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Continental FC, Adult Member

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Continental FC
Name: Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Types of crosses from wide areas. Finishing crosses and controlled finishing inside the box. Attacking runs.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cross Off A Dribble

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cross Off A Dribble
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Cross Off A Dribble (10 mins)

SetUp

Two 20x10, Two 3 Yard Gates in the middle

Organization

A) Player 1 starts with the ball and dribbles forward at speed. Judging the angle the player must cut the ball back through the gate to player 2 and join the opposite line. The sequence continues. Introduce two balls.

Progressions

- Change sides/rotation

- Player now dribbles past the gate, performs a cut/fake cross before crossing with opposite foot

B) Add no-tackle defender

Coaching Points

Encourage cross with correct angle and weight

Players should be encouraged to receive/collect the ball on the move


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing & Finishing Exercise

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Crossing & Finishing Exercise (20 mins)

SetUp

Penalty area, set up as shown

Organization

Player 1 starts with the ball and plays a combination with player 2 before playing wide to player 3. Player 3 checks inside off the dummy to recieve and shoots on goal.

Progressions

*Shown Above - Player 1 starts with the ball and plays a combination with player 2 before playing wide to player 3. Player 3 checks off the dummy to recieve, attacks the line and cuts the ball back into the box. Player 1 & 2 make runs into the box to finish the cross.

- Add a defender(s)

Coaching Points

Quick combination play

Timing of seperation/movement across the dummy

Timing and angle of runs into the box - cross over, attack front & back post, not in same line

Quality cross into the box - low & hard, away from keeper


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4+2 Wide Players

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4v4+2 Wide Players (20 mins)

SetUp

Extended double penalty area, set up as shown

Organization

4v4 in playing area with 2 wide unopposed neutral players (yellow). Coach or neutral player (blue) starts with the ball. 1 attacking player may drift between areas. 2 defenders must stay in their areas. Encourage creative attacking play in central areas and involve wide men to create an overload and to get crosses in. Scoring from a cross worth double.

Progressions

Lift the restrictions to create one playing area

Coaching Points

Work on positional play in relation to 2-4-1 system

Quick combination play in the middle

Timing and angle of runs into the box - cross over, attack front & back post, not in same line

Quality cross into the box - various types


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing End Game

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Crossing End Game (20 mins)

SetUp

Double penalty box, two full size goals

Organization

Play 4v4 + keepers, 2 neutral wide players. Encourage creative attacking play in central areas and involve wide men to create an overload and to get crosses in. Scoring from a cross worth double.

Progressions

Rotate wide players every 3-4 minutes

Coaching Points

Quick combination play in the middle

Timing and angle of runs into the box - cross over, attack front & back post, not in same line

Quality cross into the box


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