There is no limit to the number of skills that can be taught with crosses:

  • Finishing in one or two touches
  • First-touch distribution in and near the penalty area
  • Defensive tactics, especially back line organization
  • Defensive clearance
  • Defending free kicks
  • Goalkeeper “read” and judgment
  • Goalkeeper clearance and collection, coming off the line

Here are some examples of late crosses that can be used for all these purposes. SideKick Techne<sup>®</sup> Pro - service from sideline to the far post

SideKick Techne<sup>®</sup> Pro - service from sideline to the 6 yard box

The images on this page were created by taking high-resolution photos at 9 frames per second of actual serves from the SideKick Techne® Pro, then using Photoshop to isolate just the ball from each frame and superimpose the unchanged ball image at its actual position onto the first frame.