Attacking the End Line Crossing Game

This drill focuses on attacking from the end line from the flanks and serving a ball in. This is a great crossing game to isolate the flank players and getting them to serve the ball in front of the goal.

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Attacking the End Line, Crossing Drill, Crossing Game


Using half of a field, move the goal to the midfield line facing a goal on the end line. using 4-5 cones on each side, create a 10-yard wide channel along each touchline. Two teams of 4 will play in the middle. Each team has one player in the channel, and the goals should have a goalkeeper in both nets. One team will start with the ball, and the remaining balls should be placed behind the goal.


Instruct the players to play 4v4 in the middle area and 1v1 on the flanks in either channel.

The ball must be served from a channel to score a goal.

When the ball is in the channel, the channel players should play 1v1 until one of the player’s breaks into the offensive end of the channel. At this point, the defender should allow the cross. The four middle players become near post, far post, trail and supporting runs. Play is continued.

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  • Increase or decrease the number of players in the middle
  • Use wall passes, takeovers or overlaps.
  • Rotate channel players.

Coaching Points

  • Proper service of crosses from flanks. When to serve on the ground, when to knock back, and when to drive hard.
  • Make sure attackers are making proper runs.

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Soccer Drill Titled: Attacking the End Line Crossing Game
Tagged: Attacking the End Line, Crossing Drill, Crossing Game
Published by: Chris Johnson
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