Soccer Crossing # 2 Training Drill

Crossing # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2 target areas (7yds x 7yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4
  • target areas are set up diagonally from one another
  • teams score by passing into the square to a target player who must be able to control the pass
  • target player switches with pass giver


  • play 5v5, 6v6 etc.
  • teams score if the target player connects to a third teammate with a 1 or 2 touch pass
  • players must play a lofted pass to target player
  • limit number of touches for field players
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • first touch
  • quick transition
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • quick decision making
  • accurate passes

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