Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Crossing & finishing

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Name: Darren Russcher
City: Richmond
Country: Canada
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill activity

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Skill activity (55 mins)

Crossing & finishing activity

Player 1 passes into Player 2. Player 2 lays the ball into space for Player 1 to take a touch and then cross the ball into the attacking area for Player 3 & 4 to try to get on the end of. Allow each player to practice crossing & finsishing, then race & keep points. Race for 2 mins then rotate players. 3 points for 1 touch finish, 2 for double-bounce (off keeper) & 1 for multiple touch finish. After crossing with right foot, move goals & cross with left foot.

Coaching points:

Crossing

- when crossing, plant foot should be turned in to point at targets & hips swung around ball

- eyes up to spot attacker's run near post or top of area/back post

- play the ball away from the keeper

- play near post/topof area/back post

- if keeper cheats near post, loft it back post

Finishing

- don't swing foot at ball! Just make good contact to redirect. Use speed of ball

- square up to the goal. "Like a sheet of plywood"

- time runs. Cue to break for space is when crosser's eyes go back down to ball

- need to allow space for ball to be played into to attack. Timing is crucial

- mix up near post/top of area/back post runs

- look to knock ball down into area keeper's feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing & finishing SSG

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Crossing & finishing SSG (20 mins)

Crossing & finishing SSG 5v5 with wide channels

Each team has 2 players in the attacking half of their field locked into channels. They are looking to receive the ball & cross into the central attacking space. Other team's channel player can come and pressure only AFTER 1st touch has been taken, but has to remain in own half of channel until then. 3 points for 1 touch finish from wide area, 2 points for multiple touch finsih from wide area, 1 point for regular goal. Switch wide players after 3-4 mins.


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