Soccer Skills Video: Cross Over                                                       Back to Soccer Skills
The  "Cross Over" is an advanced soccer skill, and is used to quickly mis-direct the ball
to the defender.

The first foot is placed on top of the ball while in stride and drags the ball in front of the
attacker.  The second foot steps over the ball (which goes between the attackers legs). This
causes the defender to lose the ball, and change direction incorrectly.  Attacker should then
speed past the defender.

Benefits of the Cross Over:

Attacker moves to the other side of the defender, moving the ball away from the defender,
while freezing him.

Cross Over Notes:

Don’t lean back, stand too upright or perform the Cross Over while moving too slowly.  Use
the shoulders and hips to sell the defender.  Don't lift cross over leg too high.
cross over soccer skill video