TECHNICAL CROSSING DRILLS

  • Organisation

    SET UP DEFENSIVELY WITH A GK AND 2 CENTRAL DEFENDERS (3 & 4) WHO DEFEND THE AREA FROM CROSSES

  • Process

    2 PLAYS TO 6 6 LOOKS FOR THE 8 OR 10 TO COMBINE IN A 1-2 COMBINATION BEFORE THE 6 DELIVERS TO THE 11. 11 CAN TAKE OR DROP TO THE 5 IF 11 GOES FORWARD DELIVER 1 OF THE FOLLOWING: EARLY CROSS - STANDARD CROSS - DEEP CROSS 9, 10 AND 7 FROM A WIDE AREA ATTACK THE BALL 9 NEAR POST RUN 10 CENTRAL AND STAGGERED 7 FAR POST THEN GO THE OTHER WAY.

  • Tip

    CLEAN COMBINATION PLAY PASSING PATTERNS LOOK BEFORE CROSSING RUNS OF THE FORWARDS - TIMED AND DELAYED - MOVEMENTS TO CREATE SPACE IF 11 RECEIVES IN SPACE THEN WE CROSS IF THE 11 RECEIVES TO FEET AND POSITIONED BACK - SUPPORT FROM 5 CAN DETERMIN IF CROSS IS PLAYED

  • Field size

    1/2 FIELD WITH MARKERS 5-10 YARDS FROM THE LINE

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis


Age:

Adult (from 18 years on), U6 - U13, U14 - U19, Any


Duration:

60 min


Number of Players:

6 - 9 players, > 10 players

1 - 5 players [4 players]


Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Training in pairs


Skill Level:

Any, Advanced, Professional

Author: Paul Fraser


Similar exercises - Training set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis

Touch V
Shifting together - ballzone between left-back and left midfielder
Passing Avoiding Obstacles

Similar exercises - Author:

Paul Fraser

shadow play and negative transition - positional
SWITCH PLAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE
Build-up and play-out through 2 and 5


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