SISA Coaching Points: Crossing

  1. The same principles apply to crossing as to lofted, driven, and bending balls
  2. It is important to emphasize the angle of approach to the ball
  3. Players should be aware of their body shape in relationship to the quality of the cross
  4. Consideration should be given to placement of the ball into the attacking spaces in and around the six yard box
  1. Imagine the ball is on a tee & strike under the ball to create an immediate loft & backspin
  2. Use instep & contact ball with the inside eyelet area of the boot
  3. Jab the kicking foot into the ground with no follow through
  4. Extend arms out for balance