Early Low Cross Technique Diagram

Early Low Cross

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1. P1 rolls the ball out and plays a pass to P2. P1 then makes an overlapping run to the far post.
2. P2 plays a diagonal ball to P3 who should already be in motion. P2 makes a run to the near post.
3. P3 sends an early low cross into the box. P1 or P2 must get there and finish on one touch.

*P2 can dummy pass to P1 in the box.*
*Allow the players to get creative in the box.*
*Add defenders as a progression.*
*Switch the flanks and play through the left channel as well.*

Coaching Points: Early Low Cross

1. Passing Triangle (weight, timing, accuracy of the pass).
2. Game tempo.
3. Quality first touch.
4. Clinical in the box.
5. Harmonious Spirit.

Relevant Age Groups:

  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17, U18, U21 and Older

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Coaching Equipment:

  • 60 Cones
  • Coordination Tools – Hoops, Hurdles, Ladders
  • Tactical Board
  • Poles (Optional), Training Mannequins (Optional)
  • A Ball per Player
  • 3 Colours of bibs
  • A Watch
  • A Pump
  • Air Pressure Gauge
  • A Whistle (windy day).

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