Soccer Trick: Ground Push Lift

For every action there is an equal an opposite reaction. That makes this trick possible


If you watch the video closely, you’ll see that Genier uses his entire body to push the ball into the ground (not just his leg). He pushes toward the ground quick AND releases quick. You have to release the ball QUICKER than the ball can rise off the ground – otherwise, you’ll get in the way. That’s hard to do.

If this trick isn’t working for you, it probably means you are NOT doing one or more of these things correctly:

1) Pushing FAST with a lot of FORCE (get the whole body into it)

2) Push straight down

3) Releasing FAST – Get the leg out of the way! (raise the leg up quickly so the ball can spring up)

4) Use the spot between your foot and shin (or somewhere close to that) to push.

It will take many tries before you can get the ball to come up, but you’ll get there. You will find a way to make it work. Be patient.

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