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COACHING SESSION: LAYOFF, CROSSING & FINISHING 1
 
1) The players play a quick one-two down the right-wing.

2) The ball is crossed first time into the penalty area.

3) The other player meanwhile has timed his run to meet the cross and finish.


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Organisation:
- Half football pitch
- Start with 5 Players + Goalkeeper
 
Variations:
- Add defenders and attackers in and outside the penalty area.
- Vary the depth of the return from the one-two to increase the difficulty of the cross.
- Vary the delivery of the cross, low, hanging, fast...
- Change side of the pitch to force players use other foot.
- Click here to see Variation 2
 
Tips:
- Players should concentrate on providing both a good return from the one-two and a cross that gives attackers a chance in the penalty area.
- Players have to be focused as the timing of the runs is crucial and the weight of the passes must be correct.
 

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