Passing is one of the most important things you need to master as a soccer player. If you are unable to pass properly to your team mates, you will find that you will not be able to play or even enjoy the game properly. Passing may look simple, but it can be difficult. It takes many, many hours of training to be able to precisely pass the ball.
You should always try to pass the ball in a simple way and avoid using unnecessary tricks. You should also try to pass the ball to a nearby standing team mate rather than try to pass to the other side of the field. You may get credit if you make the pass but missing your target could cost your team a goal. Of course, if the player closest to you is tagged by the opposition then it is best to look for another open player.
Try to be calm and find the easy solution. This is easier said then done if you are under a lot of pressure. In order to become good at passing, it is essential that you know the different types of passes. There are many types of passing techniques. Here are some of them:
– Push pass: This is one of the most frequently used passes in soccer. It is one of the most accurate and easiest to perform. To do a push pass you use the inside of your foot (along the arch) the push the ball forward. Your hip and leg/knee must rotate outwards to be able to make contact with the middle of the ball.
– Wall pass: The wall pass is also known as the one-two pass. It is a useful tactic for working the ball through a tight defence. It is also great for creating space in the midfield. In this pass, you pass the ball to your team mate who will then immediately pass the ball back to you. It is important that both you and your teammate keep moving.
– Chip pass: The chip pass is performed by a jabbing motion down and under the ball to get it up in the air. This will create a backspin which will allow you to slow the ball down when it lands on the ground.
– Backward pass: This type of pass is performed by kicking the ball with the heel or sole of your kicking foot.
– Passing into space: This is used most often when the game is played at high speed. The player who does not have the ball must provide the player with the ball a passing option by running into space. If you are the player with the ball you must keep your eyes open and be aware of your team mates movements.
These are just a few of the passing techniques you can learn and master in soccer. Remember practice makes perfect!