In soccer, there are several ways to kick the ball. There's the pass, there's the shot, there's the chip, there's the cross and there's the punt. The pass, you want to keep possession between two teammates. The instep is used when passing over distance. The outside of the foot is used to initiate a wall pass or bend the ball around a defender. Scoring is what everyone wants to do in soccer. The shot is your attempt to score goals. The chip, you want to get the ball up into the air so you can get the ball over a defender. The cross, you want to get the ball in front of the goal from wide spaces. The punt is where the goal keeper kicks the ball far downfield. In soccer, kicking is a general term for how to get the ball around the field.