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The overhead pass


This pass is great for players wanting to get the ball over smaller or close-marking opponents.

Be careful when using this pass because it is easy for a defender to protect the area directly above them and intercept the ball.

STEP ONE


Begin the pass with the ball held by both hands above your head.

Cupping the underside of the ball with your fingers will help to keep the ball away from your marker.

STEP TWO


The ball should be released from behind your head.

Much of the power and direction comes from flicking your wrists and fingers, but there should be a slight forward movement of your arms.

Remember to keep your eyes on the receiver.





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