Football/Soccer Session (First Team): Teaching the crossover step

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Daniel Solli, Adult Member

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Daniel Solli
Name: Daniel Solli
City: Port Chester
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossover step footwork

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Crossover step footwork

Teaching the crossover step

Technique of the step is not crossing one leg past the other like a carioca. Turn the hips and run in the direction they want to go, but with their upper body facing the ball. If there is a long way to go, use the crossover, then end with a few quick shuffles to adjust the final position for making the catch.

Warm Up activity to focus on the GK's ability to use the technique of the crossover step.

Instructions:

Activity starts with coach as server. Coach serves ball as the players use crossover step to get across goal. Can also start without ball.

Coaching Points:

-Crossover step technique

-Cover distance

-Decision Making


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossover step + Handling

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Crossover step + Handling

Teaching the crossover step

Technique of the step is not crossing one leg past the other like a carioca. Turn the hips and run in the direction they want to go, but with their upper body facing the ball. If there is a long way to go, use the crossover, then end with a few quick shuffles to adjust the final position for making the catch.

Same activity as previous. Add server (now 2)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 servers Handling + Footwork (crossover step)

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2 servers Handling + Footwork (crossover step)

Teaching the crossover step

Technique of the step is not crossing one leg past the other like a carioca. Turn the hips and run in the direction they want to go, but with their upper body facing the ball. If there is a long way to go, use the crossover, then end with a few quick shuffles to adjust the final position for making the catch.

Same activity. Basic handling/save service to allow focus on movement across goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shot Stopping variations to focus on footwork (crossover step)

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Shot Stopping variations to focus on footwork (crossover step)

Teaching the crossover step (getting across goal quickly)

Crossover Step

To cover more ground quicker

To get across the face of goal to be in correct position to make save

Technique of the step is not crossing one leg past the other like a carioca. Turn the hips and run in the direction they want to go, but with their upper body facing the ball. If there is a long way to go, use the crossover, then end with a few quick shuffles to adjust the final position for making the catch.

Instructions:

Goalkeeper will move to one side, make save, distribute and move across goal to save next shot. Goalkeeper can start to focus on movement only by not having first ball striked and just move and set in that position.

Coaching Points:

-Proper set position

-Good body shape

-Crossover step vs shuffle

-Decision Making


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shot Stopping variations to focus on footwork (crossover step)

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Shot Stopping variations to focus on footwork (crossover step)

Teaching the crossover step

Technique of the step is not crossing one leg past the other like a carioca. Turn the hips and run in the direction they want to go, but with their upper body facing the ball. If there is a long way to go, use the crossover, then end with a few quick shuffles to adjust the final position for making the catch.

Final progression will have two shots as goalkeepers work to get across goal and cover distance as quick as possible.

Work both sides.

Coaching Points:

-Upper body facing ball

-Turn hips to direction you would like to go

-Dont cross feet to trip or unbalance

-Cover distance quickly and slow down as you get in position to make save

-As you slow, start to shuffle to be balanced to make save


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