You often find with young football teams that the defenders are drawn forward when they are on the attack, leaving space behind them for your team to exploit. An early cross is the best way to do it, says David Clarke.
If your team has good wingers you will be looking to get them wide and putting in some good crosses for your attackers. Crossing the ball requires specific soccer skills and creating opportunities to get crosses in requires certain tactical approaches.
These soccer drills look at how to get your team to score more goals from crosses.
When you are preparing for matches make sure you practice crossing and finishing during training so that the crossers of the ball are playing to your strengths not your weaknesses.
Scoring from crosses is something every team needs to practise. Rather than just a “hit and hope”, successful crosses involve skill, timing and teamwork.
Develop the shooting and crossing skills of your fullbacks with a session that encourages their attacking instincts
This is a complex drill to help players develop three different kinds of cross.
Getting players to take the ball wide and change attacking angles can help pull defences out of shape, which can create space for well-organised forwards to exploit.
To play like Manchester United you need to attack at speed and use wingers to devastating effect. Use this drill to create a potent attacking force that piles on the pressure in the box
This game encourages players to cross accurately and quickly like Leighton Baines or Patrice Evra. When they receive the ball on the wing, they will put in a great first-time cross to catch out a retreating defense. Set-up Create an area of 40×40 yards with 10×10-yard boxes in two opposite corners. We’ve used 11 […]
Hitting the ball on the run was one of David Beckham’s biggest assets at Real Madrid. Use this activity to improve the crossing of your players Why use it At Real Madrid Beckham’s ability to cross the ball on the run made life difficult for the opposition defenders. This is one of the harder skills […]
When you are preparing for matches make sure you organise some crossing and finishing drills during training so that the crossers of the ball are playing to your strengths not your weaknesses.It is very important for you as a coach to play to your strengths. Incorporate into your training sessions a 10-minute quick-break soccer drill […]