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Pass in football, how to pass the ball


  • Normal - a simple pass by rolling the ball across the field from one player to another.
  • Awning - transferring the ball by throwing the ball into the air and delivering it to the player of his team.
  • Passing into the cut (per turn) - delivering the ball to a free zone (often between players of another team), from where then the oncoming player of his team picks it up.
  • Long gear on horseback - a ball pass directed by a canopy over a long distance.

Classification of passes [edit |

Foot position

The stop is tense and in the position as shown in the figure. The fingers are pointing up. In this position, a large foot area is involved, which allows better control of the ball and significantly improves accuracy. For a pass, accuracy is the main goal to strive for. Because if you miss, your opponents will have the ball.

Supporting leg

When you are going to pass - your supporting leg should be on the line with the ball, at a distance of about 8-10 cm. The sock is directed towards the target. Such a balanced position makes passing the ball more marked and convenient: the distance between the supporting and striking legs is enough to prevent them from tripping over each other. During the strike, all the weight goes to the supporting leg, which makes the pass stronger.

Beats in the center of the ball. A punch is the easiest and most accurate. Bending the legs allows you to perfectly fit the ball under impact. The force of the blow comes when the foot is pulled back, and not just pushing the ball. Also, make sure that the impact force, when the ball is kicked back, comes from the hip, and not from bending the leg in the knee - a significant part of the force is lost when bending.

Keep moving

After the strike, you need to continue moving towards the target, while maintaining weight on the supporting leg. It depends on how much power you put in your pass. Your pass will be more accurate and easier to receive, which is very important. But if the pass is weak and for a short distance - I do not advise. Why? Yes, because you cannot instantly. Because of this, you lose precious seconds, which is unforgivable. Therefore, always count on whether you need it or not. For short distances, just shoving the ball with your foot is enough. The direction of the body after the impact will very well affect your impact on the ball.

Shoulders pointing towards the target

Yes, even the direction of the shoulders determines the accuracy of the pass. If the shoulders are directed in the opposite direction, the whole body will turn behind them together with the supporting leg. As a result, accuracy drops, the ball does not fly the way we wanted. Why do you need it?

To pass well, you should try, if possible, to correct the directions of the whole body during the return of the pass - they should be

Here is a video showing which technique you should aim for. Not a problem, if you don’t know English, just look and remember.

Soccer ball training session

Stand by the wall. Hit the ball given all of the above. When the ball returns, hit the ball again, but with the other foot (I know that it’s hard to hit with the weak foot, but this is very important). Train your weak leg: there are times when you simply cannot strike differently. Train until you can pass normally.

Train the pass with a partner, or yourself from different angles, playing different situations.

What could go wrong

Here I pointed out the main mistakes in passing the pass in football. If something doesn’t work out for you, check what is written below.

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Make sure that your shoulders and support leg are pointing towards your target.

My punch is too weak

Make sure that the force of the blow does not come from the bent knee, but from the hip. Also make sure that you transfer your weight to the supporting leg: in this way, you put body weight into the kick.

See also how to mint the ball and how to dribble, because it’s good for the skill give a pass in football the necessary good ball control.

Feel the ball, enjoy participating in the game. By practicing and practicing, you will surely develop a good pass and feel the whole juice of the game.

1) The usual pass “cheek”

This is the main and most commonly used form of passing the ball. So what is a cheek pass? When performing this football element, the movement does not come from the knee, but from the hip. Passing is done with the inside of the foot. In this case, the body moves in the direction of transmission. A variation of such passes is a pass on the outside of the foot (Swede).

It’s good to imagine what a canopy pass is, and a study of a regular blow will help. The only difference is that the leg does not go into the ball, but under it. In this case, the body should move directly in the direction of transmission, otherwise an excessive twist may result, and the direction of transmission will be inaccurate. Most often, this type of gear is used when moving the ball out of its own penalty area, performing canopies into the penalty area, or when cornering.

3) Passing by cutting

This type of ball transfer is used in cases where it is necessary to throw a nearby opponent. Often this type of transmission is used to throw the ball behind the backs of the defenders, with the subsequent exit one on one with the goalkeeper. It is necessary to do something similar to a pick with the big toe under the ball.

Passing Technique

When performing various types of gears, it is necessary to adhere to the main technical dogmas. So, when performing any of the passes listed above, it is necessary to put the supporting leg at a distance of no more than ten centimeters on the side of the ball. At the same time, it should be on a par with the ball. If unavailable or overstepped, the ball will fly inaccurately and not strong enough. This is a very important point, because what is a pass given inaccurately? This is the ball to the opponent, the possibility of a counterattack and goal.

The foot kicking the ball should be set firmly. Movement should begin from the athlete's hip. Before the kick, you should make a backswing of such a force that the ball could easily reach the addressee. It is also advisable to continue the movement of the body in the direction of transmission. This will positively affect transmission accuracy.

During transmission, the body is the axis along which the forces move. Therefore, to ensure maximum transmission accuracy, it is necessary that the shoulders “look” in the direction of the pass. These are the basic rules for making an exact pass for a novice footballer; more experienced players can make an accurate pass using more sophisticated methods from fairly disadvantageous positions. But not all at once, the main thing is to train hard!