Pass the Chips? No No No Chip Pass, Oh Bon Apetit Then!

To master a skill like the Chip Pass it takes more than a pretty face, actually it doesn't even take that. What it does take is execution of the technique involved. If you're like me you learnt this pass before you could read or write because you know how important it is to becoming a complete creative and versatile player.

Not being able to use this skill in a game is really hurting your growth as a player because of it's versatility. Playing a big ball across the field or in behind the backs or even on goal the chip is a weapon every great player carries in their holster, ya hear that cowboy?

Things to Remember about the Chip-Pass:

-Look up, pick your target then keep your head down

-Get under the ball enabling the pass to be lofted

-Your plant foot shoot point in the direction the pass is intended

-Keep your hips square to your target

-Keep your foot flexed as you build up to make contact with the ball and keep it flexed through the follow through

-Follow through or the ball will lose all of its loft and momentum

This is one weapon that you can use over and over again and will be useful as long as you play the game. Chips over the top, out wide and even in behind the keeper make this pass so important. To make this even deadlier mastering it with both feet is the holy grail, it just gives you so many more options and confidence on the ball.

As simple as the pass may sound it takes a lot of reps to get it just where you like it. It will take countless hours on the training pitch and many in a match to really feel out how useful it can be. Lining up some balls and hitting 100 reps a day can really go a long way in making this pass your bread and butter.

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