Soccer Crossing Activity # 1.2 Training Drill

Crossing Activity # 1.2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 1 goal with goalie
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • player 1 passes to player 2 who dribbles down to the goal line and through the cone goal and then makes a cross towards the middle to player 3, 4 & 5 who have made a run towards the goal
  • one defender (grey) in front of goal


  • play without goalie
  • limit number of touches for players who cross the ball in
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle of approach
  • preparation touch before crossing
  • quality of cross – weight of cross, speed of cross
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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