Purpose

Players may need to use their head, knee, or shoulder to redirect the cross pass with one touch into the net.

Drill Setup

  • Divide your team into three lines. Line #1 will be near midfield and in the center of the field.
  • Line #2 will be about 10 yards closer to the goal and near the left sideline.
  • Line #3 will be even with player #1 but near the right sideline.
Halfback Attack Soccer Attacking Drill
Players may need to use their head, knee, or shoulder to redirect the cross pass with one touch into the net.

How it Works

  1. The players at the front of each line will take part in the drill: Player #1, Player #2, Player #3.
  2. Player #1 will begin with the ball.
  3. Player #2 will sprint toward the center of the field.
  4. Player #1 will pass to player #2.
  5. Then player #2 will pass to player #3 making a run down the sideline.
  6. After passing player #1 will run to the far goal post while player #2 will run to the near post.
  7. Player #3 will cross the ball. 8. Players #1 and #2 will redirect the pass into the net.

Coaching Tips

  • This drill teaches players to work as a team. It also works on passing, making runs, crossing, and finishing.