How to Receive the Ball on the Inside of your Back Foot

Learn how to receive the football, using the inside of your back foot.

Why is this skill important?

When a player is able to control a pass with their back foot it gives them a great advantage over opponents. By checking shoulders and receiving with the inside of your back foot will buy a player more time on the ball so they can see what is happening around them.

How to perform this skill:

  1. Gauge the speed of the ball
  2. Step towards the ball
  3. Cushion with the inside of your back foot
  4. Open up your body
  5. Use your body to protect the ball

Take a closer look at how to perform this skill with one of our PDA 1on1 Football Coaches:

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