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.

Soccer coaching game for crossing at pace

in Crossing, Small Sided Games

One of the situations my defenders find hard to deal with are low crosses at pace into the penalty area. It means defenders have to make fast decisions and often the pace of the ball means they just try to get in the way of them and end up deflecting them into dangerous areas. Attackers,... MORE

Soccer drill to improve crossing skills

in Crossing, Soccer drills and skills

Use this soccer coaching session to help your wingers improve decision-making skills when they have to decide whether to cut inside or outside to beat a defender. When you are coaching crossing skills with your players, you don’t always have to make them run down the line and swing the ball in. Often during a... MORE

Football crossing skills drill

in Crossing, Soccer drills and skills

This soccer coaching session is about getting the ball into wide areas, creating crossing opportunities and getting players into the box to convert chances. With so many goals scored from crosses, it is vital that your young football players have the ability to create and finish from them. By playing the ball into wide areas,... MORE

Crossing from wings to score

in Crossing, Soccer drills and skills

Using the width of the pitch is a great way to launch attacks on your opposition defence. It doesn’t matter whether your players are under-4s on a small pitch or under-14s on an 11-a-side pitch, crossing the ball from the wings is one of the most successful ways to create goal-scoring opportunities. Key soccer coaching... MORE

Small sided game for crossing skills

in Crossing, Small Sided Games

In this small-sided soccer game you are looking for good crosses from the wide players, which can create scoring opportunities. Because the game is essentially 2v2, the defending team will have to work extra hard to block crosses. Set up the game Use a pitch around 30 x 20 yards, with two teams of four... MORE

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