Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Crossing & Finishing

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Ian Sinclair, Adult Member

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Ian Sinclair
Name: Ian Sinclair
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Crossing & Finishing - (HAT TRICK - Three - Part Finishing)


Arrange players into 3 groups 0f 3-4 players.

All balls start with all players from the 3 groups

1. P1 performs a 1v1 move and then strikes thru the center of the ball.

2. As soon as P1 shoots P2 plays a player combination (1-2) with P1 and P2 shoots.

3. As soon as P2 shoots P3 gets down the line on the dribble and delivers a cross/pass on the ground. Both P1 & P2 make near post and far post runs and look to finish. Progression: P3 serves a flighted ball for players 1 & 2 making runs into the box. the ball MUST be finished out of the air (volley or header)

NOTE: All three shots ahve to score to accomplish the hat-trick.

- After 5-6 minutes rotate the players

Coaching Points:

Shooting Technique - Dont have to kill the ball, find the middle of the ball, awareness of GK, head down to strike, hips lined up to target, Knee over the ball,

Crossing - First touch into flank space on diagonal, Square up to ball to strike(get around the ball), Head down/eye on the ball, Pace/Weight of cross, Follow through,

Movement - trigger for the 2 players to time thier runs is when winger picks up head, Cross runs, If players are into early need to recycle and belly out their runs, Aggressive movement int the box, Attitude/Accuracy in finishing, If cross is deep towards back post the near post player has to drop into to support ball for layoff.

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