Crossing

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.

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Combination play to score

In this drill, players have a decision to make – they must choose whether to shoot or cross, if sent wide. The build-up is unopposed and involves combinations of play between four players.   How to set it up In a 40 yards by 30 yards playing area, you need four cones, a goal, four […]

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Double crossers

Scoring from crosses is something every team needs to practice. Rather than just a “hit and hope”, successful crosses involve skill, timing and teamwork. A cross is like an accurate long pass – it needs to be aimed at a specific area. The end focus of this session is the timing of a run and […]

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Feel the width crossing game

Feel the width crossing game

A complex soccer coaching drill to help your players develop the skills they need to deliver three kinds of cross. Soon they will be firing in the ball like David Beckham, Ashley Young or Leighton Baines. Why use it The session aims to coach players to score more goals from crosses and to show that […]

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Fast furious and fun crossing game

Fast end-to-end matches can tire you out just watching, but boy, are they fun?! My players love games where they are constantly moving and having to think about what they are doing – and one mistake can mean a goal is given away. In this continuous 2v2 game, defenders must stop attackers scoring from a […]

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