Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): GK Dealing with crosses from wide areas

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Michael Wallace, Adult Member

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Michael Wallace
Name: Michael Wallace
City: WESTPORT
Country: Ireland
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Dealing with crosses from wide areas using 14 players to start ,6v6 +2 wide floaters.40yds x 50yds, goals,balls,bibs,cones. Set up as in diagram. Play starts from the gks.

P2 adds T2A & T2D in a 7v5 situation where gk can distribute the ball directly to the wide floater and can work on communication with players in T2D when possession is lost.

P3 moves to 9v9  game emphasis still on crosses from wide areas , gk will be working on dealing with the cross,communication,decision making execution of action , when in T2D gk can see more than their defensive unit so communication here is crucial.

End product from the outfield players brings shooting into the session in P2 & P3 giving the gks a chance to work on various types of saves.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional practice

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Functional practice (15 mins)

  • Method: Dealing¬†with crosses from wide areas.14 players,6v6 +2 wide floaters. 40ydsx50yds.balls,bibs,cones,goals. 20 mins.
  • Start with gk in possession¬†,can he /she pass to a player in a good position to receive can they then find the wide floater with a quick pass who needs to deliver a quality ball into the box, if¬†they are marked closely¬†can they bounce a pass to their nearest teammate¬†who can then pass to the wide player.
  • Can the gk take the cross. When gk has the ball¬† we have a T2A situation now so play it quickly to teammate by pass or throw¬† who can then play to wide floater (good quality cross) and gk in opposite goal is working to take the cross, as¬†in normal games not every cross is going to be perfect so gks have to work on communication with defenders in dealing with the delivery.
  • Progress this on to when gk has taken a cross can they now play the ball directly¬†to the wide floater working on playing from feet and hands.
  • Remove the wide lines so we now have a 6v6 plus 2 ssg ,emphasis¬†still on getting crosses in from wide areas but now we can bring shooting into the session, floaters stay as wide as possible and play with team in possession to make a 7v5 T2A .
  • Team in possession can choose to play either wide player .
  • Gks to communicate¬† with team when T2D .

Coaching Points:

Gks to work on communication with teammates.

Positioning in relation to the ball

Decision making. 

Distribution from gk type of pass, weight of pass, driven or lofted if throwing can he/she play the ball accurately to the wide player.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): POP1

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POP1 (25 mins)

Progression  to 7v5 T2A when gk has possession of the ball.

T2D when possession lost. 

20mins.

Coaching Points:

Gks communication to teammates must be good. correct call or decision in dealing with crosses.

Can the gk play the correct pass to the wide player driven ,lofted or throw when in possession .


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (35 mins)

Add 4 players and move into a 9v9 (if possible) game emphasis still on getting the ball wide when opportunity arises and crosses to be delivered.30mins.

Coaching Points:

Gks positioning ,communication ,decision making  (stay,go,catch,punch, parry) quick enough to get there.

In possession can we T2A quickly with the correct communication and  pass to a teammate.

When possession is lost can the gk communicate with the defenders when T2D

Shooting as in normal game gks can work on various saves.

10 min warm up 10 min cool down 90 min total


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

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Technical practice 20 mins

ÔĽŅMethod: Technical warm up for dealing with crosses unopposed¬†both high and low.

Goalkeepers, footballs. 18yard area .

  • Gk starts in the centre of the goal,
  • ¬†ÔĽŅServers/gks to throw balls high into the near post of the gk who takes at the highest point.
  • Server/gk play a low ball into the gks near post gather the ball using the correct action- scoop low angled dive.

  • Coaching Points:ÔĽŅ
  • ¬†GK to use correct technique when 1:jumping to catch the high ball 2:when gathering the low cross.
  • practice must be done from both sides of the goal.
  • Alternate gks .

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