Soccer Crossing Activity # 1.3 Training Drill

Crossing Activity # 1.3

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing, Attacking

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 who has made a run towards the goal
  • one point for each goal scored on one or two touch
  • keep team score


  • play without goalie
  • add a defender
  • limit number of touches for players who make the corss
  • 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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