Lofted Pass - The lofted pass, when the lower instep
of the foot (top of the big toe) is used to hit the underside of the ball, is
the most common crossing technique. It can be used effectively in all areas of
the field to make aerial passes of over 25 yards.
Body leaning away from the ball to open up the swing for the lofted kick, with
full extension of leg and foot; arms loose, balancing the movement.
The Chip - The chip is a delicate aerial pass,
played with the front of the foot (top of the toes) through the underside of
the ball. This technique is designed to get the ball in the air quickly and
drop it into the target area quickly; the backspin on the ball will also stop
the ball quickly.
Body hunched down, with head rounded downwards; arms are pulled down and locked
on striking ball to enhance clipped action.