Soccer Crossing Run and Finish Training Drill

Crossing Run and Finish

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • players opposite side of the goal must run through the cone goal to receive the diagonal pass and then finish on goal
  • players go back in line as shown


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • players must try to score by dribbling around the goalkeeper
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics and control of body
  • body position and balance
  • eye on ball
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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