The Push Pass will become your most useful and most used pass if it isn't already. Something so simple can be so difficult when there are different stimuli and variations involved.
Fundamentals are the foundation on which every good player sits on and mastering the this pass takes a player who is fundamentally sound. Now pay attention, don't overcomplicate your life, read the tips below carefully and remember, a fundamental skill only becomes natural through repetition, repetition, repetition.
Which Positions on the Field Use the Push Pass?
Unless you're the ref you will be using this pass. Every position, and I mean every uses it game in and game out. Passing the ball with the inside of the foot to another player, easy as apple tie, I mean pie.
Things to Remember about the Push-Pass:
-Bend your knees, get nice and low.
-Your planting foot should land a foot next to the ball and point in the direction you are serving the ball
-Flex your foot by pointing your big toe upwards thus flexing the entire leg
-Make solid contact with the inside of your foot to the ball
-Follow through by stepping through as you make contact with the ball landing on that same foot
Got it down yet? Pretty simple right? But don't be fooled doing it in practice alone and on the pitch in game are two different things completely. Doing reps is just teaching you the technical skill, knowing when to pass is a completely different skill.
It's not only used for simple balls but also in combination for give and go's, overlaps and balls into the post to name a few. No matter which position you play on the field, from goalie to midfield to striker this pass is used constantly and there's no avoiding it.
Fundamentals are key in any sport and this pass in soccer is a core fundamental of success.
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