Soccer Positions & Field Tactics

Increase your Chances of Scoring: the Early Cross

The value of an early cross is immeasurable.  The norm for most players is to take the ball to the end line and then whip it into the box.  To be fair, there’s nothing wrong with this approach – it actually works very well.  But that being said, players put their heads down and don’t even think about putting an early ball in because they’re focused on getting to the end line before they make any further decisions.  the problem with this is you are not seeing potential runs and openings being made by your teammates.  I am going to explain when to use the early cross and why to use it.  Use it correctly and you will create more scoring chances for your team than you could have ever imagined.