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how to chip a soccer ball

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how to chip a soccer ball Steps:
1.  Understand that a 'chip' is when the football travels in a tall arc. Usually a quick kick is used to send the ball up and over a short distance, rather than in a long, soaring flight.
 
2.  Approach the football at a slight angle.
 
3.  Place your non-kicking foot approximately 6 inches to the side of the ball and slightly behind it.
 
4.  Take a back swing with your kicking leg, keeping in mind that a shorter back swing will allow you more control and better placement.
 
5.  Angle your toe down - imagine your foot to be wedgelike - as you make contact with the ball below its centre.
 
6.  Lean your body back as you kick to increase the lift of the ball. The farther you lean back, the greater the ball's arc.
 
 
soccer coaching Tips:
  A proper chip should have backspin, which makes it easy for your teammate to control. A ball spinning backward is less likely to run away from the receiver once contact is made.
 
  Use a chip as a shot on goal if you wish. If the goalkeeper has come out to cut down the angle of your shot, chipping the ball over his head is a good technique for scoring a goal.
 
  Be comfortable chipping with both feet, and chipping dead balls as well as moving ones.
 
 

Chipping vs. lifting

Chipping a ball is using your foot as a wedge to strike the ball low with the toe of the striking foot contacting the ball low imparting arc and backspin. The knee is locked at impact.

Lifting the ball at rest is accomplished by placing the toes of the striking foot as close as possible to the bottom of the ball, sliding the foot under the ball, and lifting the ball up and out with the instep of the foot. As the ball is lifted up he knee straightens to direct or loft the ball in the desired direction.

 

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