Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Wide Combinations and Crossing

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Patrick Kasperitis
Name: Patrick Kasperitis
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing Pattern

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

In this session we will look to reinforce the overlap and the wall pass in order to get into wide areas to play crosses. In this session we will introduce and invite crosses in the air.

***US Soccer has begun a new player safety initiative which asks us as coaches to be more cognizant of the number of heading activities that we prescribe in training to limit the number of impacts with the head. I recommend beginning a session like this with an activity on heading properly, but it is not reuired as the players can just as well volley the ball into the goal***

Pattern 1

- Wall Pass

- Ball starts with the wide player who plays a pass into the inside player

- inside player lays the ball off and then makes a run into the box

- The wide player crosses the ball into the box

Pattern 2

- Ball starts with the wide player who starts a bit deeper

- Plays pass into inside player and makes run around for an overlapping run

- Inside player lays ball off for the wide player into the wide player, the inside player makes a run into the box to get on the end of a cross.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Activity - Crosses

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Expanded Activity - Crosses

This is an expanded small sided game that looks at playing crosses.

The game is played 6v6

If a goal is scored off of a cross it is worth 2.

Look to emphasize combination play for both teams

Keep the cross away from the goalkeeper and into the run of the attacking player.


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Pass
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Custom Pass
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