Slow the incoming ball’s momentum with this slick move
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Whether you’re talking soccer or poultry, thighs are a useful body part.
The path and height of the ball is key to determining whether to receive with your thigh. A dropping ball coming in below chest height is a good candidate.
Here’s what you need to do: Before the ball arrives, plant one leg with the knee slightly bent, while lifting and bending the receiving leg, like a table.
As the ball comes in, drop your thigh to a 45-degree angle and gently pull back to cushion the ball, and then you’re off to dribble or pass to a teammate.