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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Soccer drill to convert crosses to goals

Arriving in the box in the right place at the right time is a particular strength of the world’s top strikers and attacking midfielders. Use the following soccer coaching tips and drills to get your players to turn crosses into goals and add to the potency of your team's attack.During the soccer drill get your […]

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Step up soccer drill for crossing in match situations

Follow on from coaching basic crossing technique drills and put your players' skills into a match-practice situation. Key soccer coaching tip: move the ball first The technique you need to teach your players for long kicking starts with them pushing the ball to the side, slightly in front of the body. In soccer training drills […]

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Soccer drill to focus on player strengths

Playing to your strengths is a vital skill when you're a soccer coach. You know your players and what they can do better than anyone. Add this soccer drill to your training session to get your wingers using high and low crosses, identifying their team mates' strengths. If you watch soccer from all over the […]

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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 outfield […]

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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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Continuous crossing session

Continuous crossing session

If you want your players to hone their crossing skills, try this non-stop training game aimed at helping them get the ball into the box at the right time. Why use it The session is a good work out to help teams experiment with angles and different heights of playing a ball into the box […]

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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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