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Free Finishing Drills for 8-year-old kids

Finishing Drills – Crossing Run and Finish

Crossing Run and Finish

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DESCRIPTION
• players opposite side of the goal must run through the cone goal to receive the diagonal pass and then finish on goal
• players go back in line as shown

VARIATION
• specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
• players must try to score by dribbling around the goalkeeper
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• body mechanics and control of body
• body position and balance
• eyes on the ball
• quality of preparation touch
• contact surface
• aggressive and positive mentality
• vision and anticipation
• placement versus power
• positioning to gain an advantage

 

Finishing Drills – Crossing Activity 1.3

Crossing Activity 1.3

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DESCRIPTION
• player 1 passes to player 2 who dribbles down to the goal line and through the cone goal and then makes a cross towards the middle to player 3 who has made a run towards the goal
• one point for each goal scored on one or two touch
• keep team score

VARIATION
• play without a goalie
• add a defender
• limit number of touches for players who make the cross
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• angle of approach
• preparation touch before crossing
• quality of cross – weight of cross, speed of cross
• contact surface
• aggressive and positive mentality
• vision and anticipation
• placement versus power
• positioning to gain an advantage

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