Striker & Winger Combinations | Skill (56-P1)

Set Up
This attacking crossing and finishing practice has a clear focus on developing possession and effective movement in the final third. Our set up shows us using half a pitch with 3 areas as shown with 15 x 10 yard dimensions. In each deeper area, we have a 2 v 1 replicating CM and inside FB players v Opposition MF player and in our advanced area we have our single striker against a single defender, with wide players rotating in each channel.
Objective is for attacking team to make passes in each area before releasing wide player creating 3 v 1 in the box with ST, opposite wide player and joining MF runner to score from cross. If defending player wins possession, they can score in either mini goal as shown.



Duration | 30 minutes
Age Group | 11+
Players | 13+
Player Focus
Strength To Hold Ball Up | Movement To Lose DF | Timing Of Forward Runs | Delivery Of Cross
Key Coaching Questions
  • How can Defender win possession after strikers first touch? How does this affect the practice if constrained?
  • What supporting runs can you make to support striker and make runs in the box for cross?
Progression 1
  • 2 MFs can now join in and 1 defender can recover from boxes, creating a 4 v 2 from cross.
Key Coaching Questions
  • How does this progression influence runs from deeper areas?
  • Can players get across the near post to cause problems? How does this impact on defender and GK during cross?