Beginner’s Guide – Brush Passing

Brush passes are made with the man striking across the ball – ‘brushing’ the ball – to move it diagonally.

The ball is moved almost far enough behind the rod to be pinned:

  • Practise moving behind the ball without actually passing. Move the man up and down, behind the ball, ready to brush across it.
  • It is essential that you are behind the ball at all times, making it seem as if you might pass at any moment.
  • Note that the ball must be moving when the pass is made, so you can’t let the ball come to a stop. However, this movement can be very slight.

See how the brushing motion of the pass precedes its execution: