Master your football techniques!


Approximately 775.8 passes were made per match during the FIFA 2018 World Cup. This is an essential skill for every footballer.

One of the basics of football is the ability to pass. When learning to play football, beginners should pick up passing as their first skill set. It is an effective method of keeping possession of the ball in any match.

Short passes and long passes are the two most common types of passes. The terms long weighted pass and short through pass can be used more specifically, but it is worth pointing out they fall under either of the two categories that have been outlined above. For more information, visit

Short passing’s objectives

It is usually best to keep short passes low in order to get the ball to your teammates and reduce the likelihood that you’ll lose possession of it.

Here are four tips to help you become an expert short-pass passer. Short passes will be successful and accurate if you understand these four principles.

The Posture of Your Body

Make a short pass at a slight angle of about 30 degrees when passing the ball. When you strike the ball, you should be leaning into the pass and you should have your spine upright.


In addition, your supporting foot (the one that is not used to kick the ball) must be situated correctly. Right footed players should place it about 15cm left of the ball and left footed players around the same distance. Keeping the ankles facing the target and the supporting foot pointed at the target is very important

Ball striking

You should turn your kicking foot outward and bend your knee a little bit as you pass your ball. While bringing your kicking foot through, make contact with the ball’s center with the inside of your foot. This will help you to maintain maximum control of your short pass because your supporting leg will bend in front of your kicking leg, improving your stability.

Continuing to follow

As your foot contacts the ball, keep swinging it towards your target. Depending on how you follow through, your short pass will be swift or powerful. After you’ve made contact with the ball, follow through strongly after you’ve passed (if your teammate is a bit farther away).

Perfection comes with practice

The next time we play friendly soccer with our peers, let’s practice.

Here is what you need to do:

You should be three meters away from a wall. To return the ball to you, kick it toward the wall. You should continue this process so that you can sharpen your skills and keep your eye on the ball.

Direct short passes are used in several situations during the game of football. Once you master these passes, you can move on to long passes which are used in varying situations.

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