Cross - Finish Under Pressure

This crossing and finishing drill is great for focusing on crossing under pressure and finishing under pressure. It is also a great drill to improve the players fitness level.

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Cross and Finish, Crossing Under Pressure, Finishing Under Pressure


Setup

  • This drill will require the attacking third of the field with a full size goal and a goalkeeper.
  • There should be a large supply of balls at the cone of player.
  • Split the team up evenly among each of the four cones positioned near midfield as seen in the diagram.

Instructions

  1. Player 1 plays a firm ball into the corner of the field for player 3 to run onto.
  2. As player 3 leaves his cone, player 4 also leaves his cone to put pressure on player 3, in attempt to deny the cross.
  3. Player 2 also leaves to defend player 1 on the cross.
  4. Player 3 crosses the ball into player 1 who attempts to finish on goal.
  5. Rotate players so that they play both offense and defense on all of the spots.

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Variations

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Coaching Points

Attackers:
Firm ball to get the ball deep towards the end line.
Quick prep touch and cross from the wingers.
Good timing on the runs and anticipate the cross.

Defenders:
Sprint to close down the crosser quickly while getting the inside position.
Track runners and get inside position.
Clear balls up and outside.

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17 and Older

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Soccer Drill Titled: Cross - Finish Under Pressure
Tagged: Cross and Finish, Crossing Under Pressure, Finishing Under Pressure
Published by: Chris Johnson
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