Soccer Techniques - Basics
The chip cross is mainly used for hard shots on goal and wide, high play.
In contrast to the “inside of the foot” pass, the chip cross is not recommended as much for near-distance passes. There is very little contact between the foot and the ball. Therefore, the ball is easily moved.
The chip cross is also suitable, amongst other things, for goalie deflection, clearance and volleying. Important note: whilst learning the technique, the power of the cross is of secondary importance, clean execution is what counts.