Thursday, 13 September 2012

How to Pass a Soccer Ball

Passing in soccer is an integral part of offense in the game of soccer. Soccer is a team sport and as such, players must work together to achieve their goal: scoring goals. The only way to how players work together in soccer is by passing the ball to each other.Passing the ball correctly is one of the main skills in soccer. It is what keeps the game pace going on and without it, you are not likely to win your team a goal.

The key with passing is to keep it simple which means that you should try to always pass the ball to your nearest teammate that is not marked by an opponent. 

Here is a video tutorial that teaches you the basics of  passing a soccer ball.

Some other things to keep in mind

There are some things which should be kept in the mind while passing the ball during match. Follow these instructions to pass better and chance to have more possession in game .
  • First decide to whom you are passing the ball.
  • Make sure that a person is open and that is a smart play.
  • With the inside of the foot, connect solidly with the middle of the ball.
  • Take full control on the ball before you decide what to do with it.
  • Your plant foot must be pointing to your target.
Tips for improvement
  • Try to relax and focus on hitting the ball correctly.
  • Always look up before passing the ball.
  • Look alternatives when you are passing the ball.
  • Always make sure who you are passing the ball.
  • You can also pass the ball with your laces, outside, sole of the foot or heel.