Diagonal and Penetrating Passes Before Finishing in the Box
This finishing exercise focuses on basic combinations of two players and performing penetrating passes behind the defending line. This soccer drill also helps to develop crossing techniques, timing of the runs, and finishing in the box.
Players work in a group of four. There are Position A,B,C and D. Players change their positions periodically.
Cones are used to mark the positions of the players and the mannequins are placed to draw the passing channels. One pole is also located in the middle as shown. The distances must be created adequatelly to the given age group.
The nextcoming groups and players take a rest outside the playing field.
Description and Graphics
Players begin the soccer drill in Position B.
Player B perfroms (1) a diagonal pass to the approaching Player A. Player A makes a one-two (2,3) with Player B, who delivers a sharp diagonal pass (4) to Player C. After a receiving behind the mannequin or a combination, Player C dribbles the ball to open the passing channel between the mannequins on the side. Player D starts a run behind the defending line to get the penetrating pass between the mannequins. He must get the ball with pace and has to take care of the "off-side". Player D performs a crossing to Player A and B into the box. Before the crossing, the players should take care of the movements to sprint inside the box in the correct rhythm and pace.