Soccer Crossing # 3 Training Drill


Crossing # 3

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Basic Information

Age Group: (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

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

Description:

  • play 4v4
  • target areas are set up diagonally from one another
  • each team defends one designated area
  • teams score by making a lofted pass over the marked lines into the goalkeeper’s hands without a bounce
  • goalkeepers must stay in their zone
  • goalkeeper feeds the ball back to the team that was scored upon
  • teams attempt to prevent the chip by closing and pressing

Variation:

  • play 5v5, 6v6 etc.
  • teams must connect 4 passes before they can chip the ball to the goalkeeper
  • limit number of touches
  • 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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