Football Drill Demonstration


Full back closes down the player who is about to cross, whilst the rest of the defenders use tight zonal marking. The main objective is that the danger zones are covered in that the front post, penalty spot and back post are guarded by the defenders. A perhaps more striking feature is that centre mid and opposite wide midfielder secure the top of the box, preventing cutback crosses being made. This is a vital feature as many teams score from cutback crosses and most sides, even with a double pivot, usually neglect this area.

Coaching points

have all important zones covered on crosses.

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