Chipping a soccer ball is one of the most essential skills a soccer player should have. It is also one of the basic types of soccer kicks, so it’s a good skill to learn even if you’re still a beginner. However, you have to have proper and previous kicking skills to be able to do this properly.

Chipping a soccer ball helps in games during free kicks, goal kicks, and even corners. What you do is you lift the ball from the ground to make it achieve certain height–preferably over opponents.

This comes especially handy when there are opponents in front of you and your teammate is behind them, so you lift the ball over their heads so your teammate can receive it. You can also use this technique in muddy fields or when it’s raining, since the ball won’t roll very well in wet grass.