Passing the Soccer Ball

Passing the Ball:

Players work together, kicking the ball short and long distances to an opponent’s goal.

1. Standard Pass: For shorter distances. Player turns the hip outward and lifts leg to the side. The ball is passed with the inside of the foot. Body should be pointed toward the teammate. This is the pass used most often when the ball is on the ground.

2. Lofted Pass: For long distances. Place the left foot. Kick the bottom of the ball with the right at the knuckle of the big toe (lacing area)

3. Push Pass: Player uses the instep of the cleat (at the arch) and along the arch to push the ball in a forward motion.