In this video, you will learn to make a wraparound pass, often used by outer players to avoid nearby opponents.
Check out the rest of the series for more great passing tutorials!
This pass will allow you to protect the ball from a defender who's getting too close, by passing the ball under their arm.
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In this video you will learn to make a wrap around pass. It is a pass that outer players use a lot, and allows you to avoid an opponent who's too close.
To make a good pass, keep these three steps in mind: Shifting your balance, Getting around the opponent with your arm and Throwing the ball
First, Shifting your balance
From your basic stance, settle your pivot foot, and shift your other foot outwards to step away from the defender.
A fake in the opposite direction before you do this can open up more space, making it easier to pass the ball.
Choose which foot you shift according to the situation.
Secondly, Getting around the opponent with your arm.
Bring the ball onto the same side as the foot you've just shifted.
Extend your arm to the side, at your opponent's hip level or below their arm.
Thirdly, Throwing the ball.
Then, throw the ball forward with one hand. You'll need to flick your wrist to give speed to your throw.
You can throw a direct pass or a bounce pass.
To avoid an interception from your direct opponent, you can use the same move, switching your pivot foot. Turn your back on your opponent by stepping outwards, this will protect the ball.
The arm and hand movements are exactly the same.
A strong wrap around pass requires speed and good technique, so get practicing and don't give up! Over to you!