|1) To train a team in soccer finishing techniques.
2) To train a team in soccer crossing techniques.
3) Develop wide player's ability to beat opponents 1vs1 and deliver a cross.
|• Using a half football field approx. 40x50yrds (50yrds wide) set up with 3 zones that are distinguishable to the players (2 crossing channels, A & B).
• Split the teams into 7vs7 (4 central outfield players, 2 wide players and a goalkeeper). If more players are available add them to the central area. If there is an odd number you can play with a neutral player in the central area.
|• 2 teams compete to try and score in the soccer goals under the restriction that the finishing player must score from a cross.
• The goal only counts if it follows a cross from the flank area.
• Players in the central area cannot go over the half way line. So they play 2vs2 in each half of the field.
• The flank player who does not have possession of the ball is semi-active (they can only block crosses, they cannot tackle).
• The ball must be played into the central area before it can be played into zone A or B. Can require a minimum number of passes in the central area also, if needed to create realism.
• If the defending flank playerinttercepts the cross they can retian possession.
• The flank player in possession of the ball can combine with their teammates in the central playing areas. Switch wide players frequently.
|1) 1vs1 ability and confidence to take players on (i.e. fients, sop start moves, pace, etc).
2) Delivery of the cross and type of cross (i.e. low, far post, near post, driven, etc).
3) Forwards to create space with good runs for crosses (i.e. near post, far post, etc).
4) Look for combinations with flank players.
5) Look to counter attack and get the ball wide as quick as possible.
|Diagram 2 - 2vs1 in the Flank Areas
• Allow a secondary attacking player to enter the flank area to support the RW. This player can ssist in developing 1-2's and overlaps (refer to diagram 2).
|1) Allow a secondary attacking player to enter the flank area to support the RW. This player can ssist in developing 1-2's and overlaps (refer to diagram 2).
|Notes & Observations|
|This game creates lots of realistic shooting and finishing opportunities under pressure and with limited touches. Encourage a fast tempo as you would have in a real soccer match. It also develops the confidence of flank players to run at defenders and learn how to create space to deliver crosses. A secondary objective of developing good attacking runs from the strikers and weak side midfielders is also important to success in this fast paced small sided game.|