Barcelona Crossing & Finishing Training Session

Barcelona Crossing & Finishing

Grid: Set-up on edge of the penalty box extending to the edge of the attacking 1/3

Players: 13 Players

Key Points and Instructions:

This three-part attacking movement involves position specific crossing and finishing. The ball starts from wide with the blue teams right wingback playing the ball into the striker checking back. The striker lays the ball off to the attacking center mid who plays it wide to the winger. The winger is pulling away and back from the outside cone. The cones represent the defensive team’s back four. The winger will push the ball to the end line and look to play a cross in on the ground to the near post. The pair of strikers will make their runs into the box. The far striker runs across the box to cover the near post. The other striker stays back on an angle covering the far post. If the near post striker misses the ball or lets it run by the far post striker will finish. The attacking center mid will also make a run central into the box offering another option for the near post runner to flick the ball onto. As soon as the blue team finishes their attacking movement the red team will begin theirs.   There should be a rhythm to the pattern with proper timing of runs, firm passing, eye contact and correct foot passing.

Barcelona Crossing & Finishing 1:

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Barcelona Crossing & Finishing 2: 

 

Grid: Set-up on edge of the penalty box extending to the edge of the attacking 1/3

Players: 13 Players

 Key Points and Instructions:

The ball starts from wide with the blue teams right wingback playing the ball into the striker checking back. The striker lays the ball off to the attacking center mid who plays it into the winger who is now running inside. The winger will play the ball back to the attacking center mid who will play it out wide to the overlapping outside right wingback.   The wingback will take the ball to the end line and whip in the cross to the near post. The pair of strikers will make their runs into the box. The far striker runs across the box to cover the near post. The other striker stays back on an angle covering the far post. If the near post striker misses the ball or lets it run by the far post striker will finish. The attacking center mid will also make a central run into the box offering another option for the near post runner to flick the ball onto. As soon as the blue team finishes their attacking movement the red team will begin theirs.   There should be a rhythm to the pattern with proper timing of runs, firm passing, eye contact and correct foot passing.

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 Barcelona Crossing & Finishing Pattern 3:

Grid: Set-up on edge of the penalty box extending to the edge of the attacking 1/3

Players: 13 Players

 Key Points and Instructions:

The third progression is combination of the first two. The movement pattern is same as the last pattern with the winger making his run inside. The attacking center mid will now have the option to play the ball to the inside running winger or play it out wide to the overlapping right wingback. If the attacking mid plays the ball inside to the inside running winger will allow the ball to run through the back four (cones) and attack goal. The forwards will run into the box and look for winger to pass the ball square for them to finish.

The set-up is the same as #2 but the center mid decides to play the pass to the wingback overlapping or to the winger cutting inside.  The forwards read the play based on the pass that is made. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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