The Driven Pass is a combination of technique and strength so eat your Wheaties before you start driving balls. This pass can be so effective because of the pace put on the ball (making it difficult for defenders) and it's accuracy. A chip pass is more used for going over an obstacle from point A to point B. But when there is no obstacle the quickest way to get to the desired target is with this pass.
Flex that foot and hit the ball with your laces, it's almost like a shot along the ground but easier to handle. Packed on some carbs while reading? Perfect now lets hit some balls.
Things to Remember about the Driven-Pass:
-After you select your target keep your head down
-Makes sure your plant foot is pointing in the direction of your pass
-Point your toe towards the ground
-Keep your foot and leg flexed at all times
-Hit the middle of the ball with your laces
Like any pass it takes two to make a pass and this pass is no different. Because of its pace and direct line to your target your teammate has to be that much more aware of receiving it. Switching the play, threading the needle and capitalizing on a quick counter are when a driven ball being played can be most effective.
There are several ways you can practice reps of this pass to really get it down. Set up cones or garbage cans or whatever you can find in different parts of the field. Receive the ball and turn or just turn yourself and aim for the target nice and low, as a driven pass is most easily collected by your teammate at their feet. Don't forget about the left foot either, it's not just for getting on the bus ya know.
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