Communicating in Soccer

Tips for Player Communication in Soccer

Call for the ball when you’re open

  • Call for the ball every time you get open.
  • Do not call for the ball when you are covered.   Instead focus on getting open or blocking another player.

Call loudly for the ball

  • You can’t be “too loud.”

Use Your Hands

  • Holding up your arms while shouting for the ball is a good way to get a teammates attention. Do this when you are wide open.
  • More advanced players:  Use your hands to indicate where you want your teammate to pass the ball. For example, putting your right arm out while moving in that direction makes it easier for teammates to understand that you want to receive the ball on that side.