Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): UEFA B crossing and finishing 4-4-2

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Scott McLennan
Name: Scott McLennan
City: Dunbar
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1

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Component 1 (5 mins)

Component 1

Centre midfielder to centre midfield

He plays pass into striker who opens up and slips in wide midfielder who gets delivery into the box

Strikers become centre midfielders

Centre midfielders become strikers

Coaching points

Crisp passing

Striker movement to come off the play and receive

Wide midfielder timing run

Assess whether or not to deliver first time or take touch to let players get into box

Assess defenders positioning

Strikers use double movements to attack the front then move to the back

Wide midfielder arrives late to attack back post

Make sure movement is balanced and we are attacking the front, middle and back


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1 variation

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Component 1 variation (5 mins)

Component 1 variation

Similar set up

This time when ball goes to wide midfield player the wide midfielder drives down the line and turns to cut the ball back for the fullback

Same rotation

Coaching points

Crisp passing

Striker timing movement to get on the ball

Bounce ball back well for centre midfielder who times run

Wide midfielder timing run

Fullback hanging off the play

As ball is is set back strikers must reassess movement patterns

Strikers may switch areas

Delivery is whipped into a good area

Assess options before delivery


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 2

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Component 2 (5 mins)

Component 2

wide players in each wide zone must stay in zones

Look to get the ball wide quickly and one floater can go and attack the cross with one sitting off

Opposite wide midfielder can get into the area to have a 3/4 v 2 in the area

Coaching points

Look to work the ball wide early

When ball does go wide first touch from wide midfielder triggers movement

Strikers and opposite wide midfielder get 3 in the box attacking the front, middle and back

It is important however that the movement is clever

Look for cross overs or double movement - striker moves to back then darts across the defender

Wide midfielder attacking back post should arrive late

Crosser get head up and analyse defenders - potential cut backs?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 2 progression

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Component 2 progression (5 mins)

Component 2

Floaters now become 1 maroon and 1 green

Wide midfielders go up against each other now

1 player can support in wide area to create over load

Coaching points

Work the ball wide early and look for 1v1s

Fullback or supporting player be aware of scenario

If wide player is struggling can you get round him

If not, can you sit off the play for deeper option

Striker and opposite wide midfielders must reassess movements depending on crosses and crossing position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of play 1

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Phase of play 1 (5 mins)

1v1 in wide area

Look to get the ball to wide midfielder quickly and get to the byline and get a cross into the box

Wide midfielder should look to come off the fullback to receive in 1v1

Open shoulders and look to engage fullback

Strikers look to attack the front and middle with double movements

play blindside of defenders

Opposite wide midfielder look to get in and attack back post

One centre midfielder ring the edge of the box

IF wide midfielder needs assistant then fullback must overlap

Wide midfielder should look to come inside at this point

Fullback get round and create a dilemma for the fullback

Strikers now must reposition their movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of play 2

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Phase of play 2 (5 mins)

Switch the play from one side to the other

Looking to work the ball from one side otthe other for a crossing chance

Wide midfielder tunr back and plays to centre midfielder who opens up to wide midfielde who attacks to get the ball into the box

Wide midfielder on the ball should look to turn sharply

Centre midfielder look to take good touch and fire pass out quickly

Wide midfielder positive in 1v1

Look to take advantage of SOP and attack at speed

IF pass into centre midfielder is not on then we must look to get the ball through strikers

Look to get striker on the ball

Can he open up and play pass OR

Can we hit first striker and get an across the face run to open the play wide


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