Soccer Crossing Shooting Training Drill

Crossing Shooting

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 1x goal with goalie
  • target area (7yds x 7yds)
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • the passer giver makes a lofted pass diagonally across the grid to a player who is waiting in the target area
  • the player in the box receives the ball and shoots on goal with his second touch
  • sequence repeats now from the other side
  • switch pass givers after appr. 5-10 minutes


  • specify how players must shoot/pass (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • the player in one box receives the pass and lays off for the player in the other box
    limit number of touches
  • 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
  • placement versus power

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