Soccer Receive and Move

The receiver should know if a defender is close by and, if so, he should move toward the ball on a pass & receive the ball so it is shielded from the defender or block it into open space away from the defender. Receiving is a very important skill that every coach should teach. A player can "receive" the ball on a pass or a loose ball. The ball is usually received with the foot (inside, outside, top or bottom), but it can also be received with the chest, head, thigh, or any part of the body except the arms (the definition of "arm" is the movable part of the arm up to where the arm joins the shoulder). See "Trap" and "Hand Ball".

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