Beginner’s Guide – Chip Passing

Chip passing is not as fast as stick passing but can be more subtle and, importantly, less liable to fail under the pressure of competitive play.

  • Move the ball down to the man nearest to you on the 5 bar.
  • Strike the ball with the corner of the man’s foot, ‘chipping’ it through to your 3 bar.
  • Experiment with adjusting the angle of the chip. You might find that particular opponents find some angles rather difficult to defend, even if the speed of the pass is slow.
  • Use feints to provide opportunities for firmer passes to the wall.

Here are two basic passes: a chip and a wall pass, both following similar preambles.