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Flank Play - Crossing/Finishing Patterns (Overlap & Underlap)

Training Activity:


Flank Play - Crossing/Finishing Patterns (Overlap & Underlap)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (70yds x Full Width)

2. 18 Players.

3. Large Goal.


Instructions:

Players performs flank play patterns:


PART 1: Overlap & Bending-Driven Cross

- Players perform pattern shown.

- Two CF's vs One CB inside 18'


PART 2: Underlap & Cutback Cross

- Players perform pattern shown.

- Two CF's vs One CB inside 18'


Coaching Points:

1. Timing of movement (Meet the ball while recognizing visual cue of pass)

2. Ability to make pass to correct foot that can improve tempo of play.

3. Double movement of CF's inside the 18' to lose marking.

4. Purpose and pace of cross (lead CF into finishing area)