Practise crossing and shooting - Liverpool FC
- 14 vests (8 red 6 white)
- 4 cones (form 2 small goals)
- 1 yellow cone
- sufficient balls to ensure continuity
- 1 goal
- Playing area: 60x70 meters
- Players: 14 + goalkeeper
- Duration: 20 minutes
- Series: 2 series of 7 minutes with 3 minutes of passive recovery
Exercise to practise crossing from the side line and related shooting
|Losing your marker, Pass, Cross, Finishing, Goal defense, Creating width and depth|
Split the players into 2 teams, the attacking team with the red vests (team G) and the defending team with the white vets (team D). The playing area includes the regulatory goal upto about two-thirds of the field. On the opposite baseline place 2 small goals 5 meters away from the sideline. Place a yellow cone at the centre of the playing area.
- The game begins with the attacking team (G) starting from the central cone and passing back to the teammate G1 who drops back.
- The aim of team G is to develop an attacking action extended to the sidelines and shooting after a cross.
- The aim of team D is to intercept the ball to avoid the shot and score a goal into one of the 2 small goals.
- Player G5 passes the ball to player G retreated (G1)
- G1 together with the teammates (G2 - G3) performs a series of passes to get to the penetrative pass for the 2 wingers (G4 - G7)
- Wichever winger receives the ball, for example G7, the related striker (G8 in this case) has to get close to the winger to propose a pass
- The winger has to decide if pass to the striker or cross directly into the box
- On teammate cross, players G8 - G6 - G4 have to get in the box to shoot
Example of exercise development
- Players of team D play as active defenders
- Players of team D, after regaining the ball have to score in one of the 2 small goals
- 1 point for each goal of team G
- 2 point for each goal of team D
- After each goal scored, the game starts again from the central cone
- Cross is a focused pass and not a random pass
- Encourage players to maintain a high rhythm during the exercise
- Focus on shooting
- The movement to get closer by the striker must not be constant otherwise it would be foreseeable
- Focus on the body positioning during the reception of the pass before crossing