Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): GS and GK Day 3- Crossing and Finishing

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Continental FC
Name: Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fours

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fours
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Fours (15 mins)

Set Up

Players work in groups on 4 - Cones/markers are a guideline Triangle set up - vary distance based upon age.

Organization

Players work in groups of four. Player 1 starts with the ball and plays the pass to player 2. Player two lays the ball off for 1 to drive a ball to player 3. Players 1 and 2 rotate positions. Players 3 and 4 repeat the process. You can vary the distance - start short and open it up so that the longer pass becomes a driven ball

Progression

B - Place a mannequin in the middle of the grid to replicate the first defender when crossing. the longer pass must now be whipped around the defender as you would in a cross or played over the top (Beat the first defender)

Coaching points

Quality of touch, driven or whipped cross/long pass, quality layoff


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Finish/Layoff/Cross

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Finish/Layoff/Cross (20 mins)

Set-up:

Arrange players into 3 groups 0f 3-4 players.

All balls start with all players from the 3 groups

1. P1 performs a 1v1 move and then strikes thru the center of the ball.

2. As soon as P1 shoots P2 plays a player combination (1-2) with P1 and P2 shoots.

3. As soon as P2 shoots P3 gets down the line on the dribble and delivers a cross. Both P1 & P2 make near post and far post runs and look to finish.

- After 5-6 minutes rotate the players

Coaching Points:

Shooting Technique - Dont have to kill the ball, find the middle of the ball, awareness of GK, head down to strike, hips lined up to target, Knee over the ball,

Crossing - First touch into flank space on diagonal, Square up to ball to strike(get around the ball), Head down/eye on the ball, Pace/Weight of cross, Follow through,

Movement - trigger for the 2 players to time thier runs is when winger picks up head, Cross runs, If players are into early need to recycle and belly out their runs, Aggressive movement int the box, Attitude/Accuracy in finishing, If cross is deep towards back post the near post player has to drop into to support ball for layoff.


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

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Crossing and Finishing (20 mins)

Set Up

Place a 10X10 Diamond in the middle of the half field as Shown. Players out wide on each side.

Organization

4 players in middle area with one player at each cone of the diamond. One player out wide on each side. 4 White players will work the second rotation. Ball starts with 1 and is passed into the forward who checks in (2). Two lays the ball off to one side (3) who plays a square ball to 4. $ then drives a ball wide for the winger to run onto and cross. Players 2, 3 and 4 make varied runs into the box with player 1 holding on the edge of the box for the pullback cross. Next rotation players should work the opposite wing.

Progressions

Add in defenders.

Alternate the pattern in the middle, allow players to improvise based upon the pressure from the defenders. Have players alternate their runs into the box, no straight lines, cross cross runs.

Coaching Points

Quality of passing, quality of cross, timing of run into the box, quality of finish on goal.


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

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Crossing/Finishing Game (20 mins)

Set Up

Over Half field place cones angled in towards goal as shown

Organization

3 teams of 3 or 4 with two goalkeepers. Players play 4v4 in the middle area. with neutral players out wide as crossers. Teams must connect 3 passes in middle before playing out wide to yellow team. Yellow team must play at game speed to deliver a cross in for the attacking team to try and connect on. Rotate outside players eyry 3minutes.

Progressions

Limit touches in middle area of the field, allow defenders to go out to pressure the cross, limit touches on finish after ball is crossed in.

Coaching Points

Get ball out wide quickly, quality of cross, pick out an attacker, timing of runs, speed of play.


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