Football: Attacking the Crossed Ball

Very good interactive coaching drills.
Matt

DESCRIPTION

Organize groups of 6. Station goalkeepers in a goal at each end line. Place 2 players inside the area and 2 wide players outside the area. Goalkeepers should have a supply of balls. Repeat in another area for a total of 12 players.

White goalkeeper distributes the ball to player white 1, who advances the ball up the touchline with his first touch and crosses the ball to player white 2 with his second touch. Keepers must stay on their line throughout the practice. Repeat in the opposite direction from red goalkeeper to red player 1 and red player 2. The wide player should attempt to vary his crosses to near, middle and far post positions.

COACHING POINTS

  • Progressions:
    1. Which team is the first to score 5 goals by either a header, volley or flick.
    2. Player W1 and W2 compete against the red team with the white goalkeeper playing with the white team and the red goalkeeper playing with the red team.

  • The ball should arrive between head and knee height in front of the attacker.
  • For near post crosses, aim to hit the edge of the 6 yard box in line with the near post.

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