Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Crossing & Finishing

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Robbie Hope
Name: Robbie Hope
City: Elgin
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session is designed to improve players crossing & finishing abilities.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (20 mins)

This crossing warm up is designed to practise a possible combination that could occur in a match. The first player at A makes a pass inside to a central player to recieve the ball played in front of him to run onto and make a cross into the area for the keeper to collect the ball. The outfield player continues his run behind the goal to recieve the ball back from the keeper and drives froward with the ball to the marker (B). Here the player makes a change of direction move and dribbles to the centre cone (C) and passes the ball up to the next player at the start. On passing the ball they now make a run to the central cone (D) to lay off for the next player. On doing this, they return back to the start.

Progression:

1. The exercise is repeated the opposite side to work the left foot.

2. The ball is now cut back to the central player to have a shot at goal

Coaching points:

Treat as a match situation

Good tempo

Good techniques


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill pt.1

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Drill pt.1 (10 mins)

The exercisre starts with central player passing up to the striker who plays it back to the other central player. The Central player plays the ball out to the wide player who looks to cross into the box. The defender (Red) becomes active once the striker lays the ball off and then picks up one of the players attacking goal. The opposite wide player also makes a run forward. The drill is then repeated the opposite side.

Coaching Points:

Time of run

Qulaity of pass/cross

Awareness of defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill pt.2

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Drill pt.2 (10 mins)

The progression the drill is we now look to encorporate the full back making an over lapping run and cross into the box. The Cetral player passes out to the wide player who plays it straight up to the striker. The striker then plays the ball into the channel for the overlapping full back to run on too and cross into the box.

Progression: Add an extra defender.

Coaching points:

Timing of run

Quality of pass/cross

Awarness of defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GRP

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GRP (20 mins)

The half pitch is divided. Two channels for the Full back and wide player to act as neutral players. And the centre of pitch split in two with 3v2 set up in each half. The attacking team try to get the ball out early into the wide areas for the neutral and wide player to combinate and get crosses into the box for the attacking three to attack at the opponents goals.

Progression: The netrual players are encoureged to drive in with the ball.

Coaching points:

Play out wide early

Movement in front of goal

Build up play (switch of play)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Play

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Shadow Play (10 mins)

11v7 shadow play. The group of 5 are encoruged to stay centrally and force play out wide. The attacking teams use multible combinations to attack from the wide areas.

Coaching Points:

Movement forward (timing of runs/overlaps)

Build up play (ball back/switch of play)

Movement in front of goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Coaching in the Game

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Coaching in the Game (10 mins)

9v9 game. Both teams looking to score from crosses. (Formation 3-2-3)


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