How to Receive the Ball in the Air With Your Feet

Use this elevator trick to absorb the ball’s speed


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If you’ve ever caught a water balloon, this move should come easy to you. This is how to receive a ball from the air with your feet using the elevator trick. There are many ways to receive a ball in the air, but when the ball is dropping and the only way to snag it is with your foot? This is the move for you. 

Use the laces to cushion the ball as it drops, which gives it an elevator ride down to the ground floor. Raise the leg to prepare — toes up — then softly drop the foot as you make contact to absorb the ball’s speed. Done well, it lands right in your metaphorical lap.

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