Short side foot pass

A short side foot pass enables a team to quickly pass a ball and help maintain possession. The side foot pass provides accuracy but is not recommended for longer distance passes.

Stage one

  • Move parallel to the ball and place your non-kicking foot to the side of the ball.
  • Hold your arms up and wide to support your balance.
  • Keep your eye on the ball until you have it under your control.
  • Look up to see where is the best place to pass it.

Stage two

  • On selection of your pass, maintain a strong body position.
  • Swing your kicking foot through and strike the ball with the inside of your foot.
  • Aim to hit the middle of the ball to ensure it stays close to the ground.

Stage three

  • Keep looking at your target.
  • Follow your kicking leg through towards the intended target.
  • The speed of the kicking leg will direct how hard you kick the ball.