How to Bend a Soccer Ball with the Outside of your Foot – Crossing

How to Bend a Soccer Ball with the Outside of your Foot – Crossing
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What’s going on? Little dap. It’s soccer
coach Jared Montz former pro and founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com. Today we are learning
how to bend soccer ball with the outside of your foot. This is what soccer crossing looks
like. [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] Description:
Bending the ball with the outside of your foot is a technique that can be used for passing,
soccer cross and shooting. I love the outside of the foot bend ball! There are many different
techniques for using the outside of your foot to kick it like beckham. In this Online Soccer
Academy training video we are going to learn how to cross and pass with the outside of
your foot. This can work for shooting too but this technique I’m going to show you
is not usually used for outside of the foot shooting with power. I will have a different
video for that one day. Key Points:
1. Stand about 5 steps straight behind the ball.
2. Place your plant foot an inch or two behind the ball and to the side.
3. Lock your ankle and position it so the outside of your foot is exposed. Angle it
so your big toe is almost pointing up to the sky. (show what to do and what not to do)
4. Hit the lower outside part of the ball with the outside of your foot; close to the
base of your toes. 5. Follow through high, lean back and curl
your foot to cause the ball to have that upward, downward motion. Things to Note:
If you follow through high that helps the ball get in the air, over the defenders and
then dip down. If you follow through low the ball will still have curve on it, it just
won’t go high. Both styles will work, it just all depends on the situation. Sometimes
the situation calls for you curving it low and sometimes it needs to be high. Remember too that your ball may not curve
much in the air but if the ball has good outside spin on it from your technique when it hits
the ground it will curve a lot on the ground. An example being you play the ball over the
top to your teammate running down the wing, the ball looks like it is going straight towards
the goalie, but when it hits the ground, the ball curves away from going straight at the
goalie and right into the path of your winger running on to it. That’s what you call a
great pass! Equipment Needed: Ball, 4 cones and a trashcan. Exercise Player Can Do:
Start off taking a few light swings without the ball to practice your outside of the foot
technique. When you are ready practice hitting dead balls. Set up your ball about 30 yards
away from your target. Your target is your four cones you made into a box. Cross the
ball into the box using the outside of your foot. Then repeat. Do this for 5-10 minutes. If you are feeling really confident set up
a trash can and try to hit it using the outside of your foot! [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Soccer Skill] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Foot Soccer] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] What Player Could Be Doing Wrong:
If you are hitting your plant foot or not feeling comfortable then make sure you don’t
have your plant foot to close to the ball. Remember your plan foot is an inch or two
behind the ball and to the side. You need room for your kicking foot to kick the ball. If your ball is not getting height then you
are striking the wrong part of the ball. Hit the lower outside part of the ball and follow
through high. If you hit it in the middle or top part of the ball that will decrease
your chance the ball will have height on it. Bonus Tip!
Once you believe your technique is sharp then practice bending the ball with the outside
of your foot from a dribble and hit your target. So dribble a few steps, get your head up,
then cross the ball to your target with the outside of your foot. This will make it more
game like. Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer Academy
training video. Like, rate and share the video if you did and don’t forget to Subscribe
on YouTube or become a member and create your profile for free at OnlineSoccerAcademy.com.
Players all over the world use it and you can do game reviews and track your progress!
Post a comment; let me know what you think and how it worked for you? My name is Jared
Montz and Remember if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work, anything
in life is possible! Believe in it®!

100 thoughts on “How to Bend a Soccer Ball with the Outside of your Foot – Crossing

  1. Because I don't expect anyone else too post such awesome training videos ,that too for free.I wish I had encountered your channel 2 years back because i cant dedicate much time now to football due to study pressure(to get into a good engineering college this year ๐Ÿ˜› ) but still,i try too play whenever possible,(field,in my house ,anywhere).
    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Good luck in school! Your studies are important. Videos are here for you when you want them. Learn how to manage your schedule by clicking the "View All OSA Videos" button on your Online Soccer Academy profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and then select the "How to Manage your Workout Training Schedule" video; that will help you. Or search on youtube "How to Manage your Workout Training Schedule".

  3. I enjoyed this video, but the only issues I have are these:it.

    How come you aren't using a regulation ball, or at least a new one? You know those balls that are blown around by the wind a lot when you play in the park that are really easy to apply loads of curve through little skill? It seems as though you use one of them. I would love to be really good at this and will still try your technique but right now there's no diff in my quality and yours, and I'm NOT a pro lol! Great vid though!

  4. Glad you enjoyed the video! I use the old ball to show you don't need nice gear to train on your own. I can do this spin with a regular ball too. Glad your technique is great! I'm not trying to prove anything in this video. I'm trying to coach. Thanks for watching.

  5. Juggling greatly improves 1st touch. For juggling, click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your OnlineSoccerAcademy(dot)com profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and then select the "juggling" category; there you will find a lot of videos to help you. Or search my juggling videos on youtube. Be patient, your juggling will improve with practice. Small improvements daily equal big improvements over time. Make sure you track your progress on your OSA juggling chart!!

  6. Wow I'm 12 and I don't play soccer that much I still play a little bit this really worked for me and the shooting with power video

  7. Hey jared, im 17 and im training to be a pro, i can shoot, i can pass, chip, dribble, control, etc but i cant juggle, i just cant so

  8. I cant juggle so how will that affect my chances of being a pro i mean i can do everything but juggle, does that rule me out of being a pro? in what way is that important in a game if i already have a good first touch

  9. For shooting, click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your Online Soccer Academy profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and then select the "Shooting" category; there you will find a lot of videos to help you.

  10. I'll put it this way. Pretty much every pro can juggle. I'd figure it out if I was you. You will! For juggling, click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your OnlineSoccerAcademy(dot)com profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and then select the "juggling" category; there you will find a lot of videos to help you.Be patient, your juggling will improve with practice. Small improvements daily equal big improvements over time. Track your progress on your OSA juggling chart!!

  11. I'm humbled, thank you. I try my best. There are many great coaches out there though! But I appreciate the compliment.

  12. I'm thinking you are saying "specific". This video is pretty specific so keep watching and it will start to click if you practice.

  13. hey jared whenever i try this i always hit the ball at the top of my foot by my toes and that takes away from the curve what could be the problem

  14. Whenever I try to hit it with a proper run up and try to hit it hard and far rather than deadballs, I always muck up… It always stays low and 80% hits the wrong part of the foot. Any help? I'm really frustrated!

  15. Slow down your run up, stare at the ball and focus on where you are suppose to hit it, not your toes. You will get it!

  16. DO NOT try to hit it hard. Focus on technique and slow down. Once your technique improves you will have more power. Then at that point you can start to add more pure power in your run up and leg swing.

  17. Agreed. On our newer videos we do outros. This video is a few years old and we were not as youtube savy back then as we are now. Good suggestion! Thanks!

  18. hi,sir
    My name is Sarvesh and I need to know about soccer training,and my question is,If i ware a ankle supporter for shooting purpose is it wrong way ? For example, bend a soccer ball,for chip,for shooting,for outside of shooting,for crossing a ball.This is a example when i do a practice at that time, I need to ware a ankle supporter and ย 
    I need to ware ankle supporter because it is comfortable for shooting practice and other soccer practice. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย 

  19. Jared do 1.I hit the ball with the outside of my foot laces cuz that's near the base of my toes. 2. or do you mean hit it with you bear bear outside of my foot only with no laces. which one should I follow 1. or 2.

  20. This is really just a substitute for your weak foot, If you can already use both your left and right foot then you should definitely cross with both.

    Although if you manage to muster this technique it can open up many opportunities, such as one two's in crowded areas, and check side lobbed through passes.

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