Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): CROSSING AND FINISHING 4-4-2

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mike sneddon
Name: mike sneddon
City: edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up

SET UP

2 groups of 8

3 cones set as above

INSTRUCTION.

A passes to B. B plays into run of C who dribbles to side line. players follow their pass

While waiting Dynamic stretching.

Progression

Insert a 1-2 with each player

COACHING POINTS.

Accuracy of the pass

Weight of pass

Comminication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): component 1

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Drill Objectives

Coach a team in how to cross the ball effectively.

Coach runs and the movement of players when attacking crosses.

Coach a team on finishing technique

INSTRUCTIONS:

16 Players.

1 Goal keeper + 2 red defenders. 2 blue strikers

3 Mannequins

players split between Mannequins A,B,& C

Start midfielder A. Pass to wide player B, Pass into striker. Lay off to A. Then pass to C who crosses.

If Defenders win ball play to target at Mannequin A

Play alternate sides.

Rotations:All players return to their starting point.

KEY COACHING POINTS:

Discuss finishing technique with the laces and driven shots.

Discuss one time finishing technique, instep, placement finishing, etc.

Discuss the 2nd 6yrd area where crosses should be delivered.

Quality of the ball in. With pace, bending into forwards, height of cross.

A Cross is a Pass!! Don’t just hit in there randomly. Pick out a target.

Trigger to start runs

Discuss Support of midfield at edge of box and back post from opposite wide player.

Discuss Types of crosses (early, square and cutback) and target areas(Near, Central and Far post)

Discuss driven crosses vs. hanging crosses (i.e. to the back post)

PROGRESSIONS:

Add trailling defender from midfielder A

Add defender to pressure cross.


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

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Set up

16 players

2/3 of pitch

Coned area each side of pitch

Instructions

Both sides shape 1-2-3-2

Goals can only be scored from crosses

KEY COACHING POINTS:

Discuss finishing technique with the laces and driven shots.

Discuss one time finishing technique, instep, placement finishing, etc.

Discuss the 2nd 6yrd area where crosses should be delivered.

Quality of the ball in. With pace, bending into forwards, height of cross.

A Cross is a Pass!! Don’t just hit in there randomly. Pick out a target.

Trigger to start runs

Discuss Support of midfield at edge of box and back post from opposite wide player.

Discuss Types of crosses (early, square and cutback) and target areas(Near, Central and Far post)

Discuss driven crosses vs. hanging crosses (i.e. to the back post)


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

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Phase of Play

Set Up

16 players

2/3 Pitch

Instructions

9 blues v 7 reds

Blues 1-2-4-2. Reds 1-4-2

Coaching Points

Coach themes developed during session

Types of cross

Movement of strikers

Midfield Support

Finishing Techniques


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