Free Soccer Drills



Crossing & Finishing | Technical Practice (30-P1)

Set Up / Organisation
Our Beckham based Crossing and Finishing theme, begins with this technical practice. Based on a 442 attacking situation, we begin with crosses from the right hand channel with a quick combination between full back and winger. 2 Strikers make crossover runs to attack the crosses in the box, before a second combination produces a cross at the opposite end for another 2 attacking players to attack. Work both sides to ensure you develop left and right footed crosses. Ensure you have enough pairs that allow play to be continuous (3 attacking pairs and 4 wide players).



30 P1b

Progressions & Constraints | 1
  • Add competition between all pairs of attacking players and goalkeepers, with points for goals, shots on target, effective crosses in certain areas and saves made.

30 P1c

Progressions & Constraints | 2
  • Develop crossing situations from the byline, encouraging cutbacks forcing attacking players to adjust their runs.

30 P1d

Key Individual Coaching Points
  • Crossing delivery using pitch areas as markers for players

30 P1e


30 P1f

Key Individual Coaching Points
  • Strikers movement and finishing technique must be detailed throughout.