Defending crosses

These coaching sessions and drills from coaches including Sam Allardyce, Javi Gracia and Alan Pardew show the best way to defend crosses. They look in depth at player positioning, body shape and the decision making required to effectively defend crosses.

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Defending crosses

You only have to look at the number of goals scored from crosses to know why it’s important for to practise this session. It works primarily on players’ recovery runs when out of possession, and teaches the best runs to make out of possession in protecting the goal.

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