Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Crossing and Finishing

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Monika Foster
Name: Monika Foster
City: Hedgesville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Short and Long Passing Combination Play

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Short and Long Passing Combination Play
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Short and Long Passing Combination Play

Session Objective: To develop one touch passing game.

Organisation: In an area 30 x 30 yards, we use 7+ players and 6 cones. Players play 1 and 2 touch. Players move to the next cone after their pass.

Key Factors: 1. Players need to make sure their first touch is made on the move to maintain the fluency of the drill.

2. Reduce the time between the first touch and the pass, and then progree to 1 touch when possible.

3. Passes need to be weighted well and aimed just in front of their teammates to step forward up to.

4. The exercise should be done at high tempo.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing/Switching

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing/Switching
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Crossing/Switching (35 mins)

Setup:

Half Field; Full Size Goal

Players set up as shown

Instructions:

- Central Player plays ball wide, and checks to get the ball back

- Central Player plays a driven ball to teammate on opposite side to switch the point of attack

- Wide Player dribbles to corner to get the cross in

- Wide Player makes run to the front post

- Central Player makes run to the back post

- Look to finish

Coaching Points:

- Weight of passes

- Check to the ball (check shoulder, receive with back foot)

- Timing of runs into the box

- Front post runner angle run and look to gamble; far post runner stays wide and deeper to be able to run onto ball

- End product

Progressions:

- Add defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing

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

Setup:

Half field, Full Size Goal

Practice can be done with 12-18 players

Lots of balls

Instructions:

- Ball is played to wide player checking back to the ball

- Wide partner checks underneath to play a double pass-through ball

- Wide player runs to the corner to play the cross

- Two attacking midfielders make their runs into the box to get on the end of the cross; Passer makes the far post run, opposite attacking midfielder makes the near post run

- Alternate sides

Coaching Points:

- Quality of passing

- Good first touch and set up play

- Movement off the ball timing of runs; Visual Cues: Head up/down from the crosser, speed of play from the outside players on their passing combination

- Front post runner must get across the front of the defender/goalie - Gamble

- Far post runner must bend their run deep and not be on the same line as front post runner; must be able to run onto ball

- Quality of cross and end product

Progressions:

- Add defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sprints

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sprints
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Sprints (5 mins)

Sprints- 5 min

Repetitions: 6

Distance: 15 yards

Recovery 10 seconds.


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