What is receiving in football?
We explain what receiving is, why it matters and how to help your team develop their receiving skills.
Receiving skills are something every player needs.
When we talk about receiving, we're discussing the moment a player gets possession of the ball. Usually, this is a result of a deliberate pass by a teammate. But receiving happens through random events too. For example, getting a loose ball from:
a misplaced pass from an opponent.
Players who want to be good at receiving must be able to adjust the position of their bodies. They also need to be able to immediately control the ball.
Receiving is fundamental to football – and the development of teamwork. It's an essential consideration for every coach.