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Brush passes are made with the man striking across the ball - 'brushing' the ball - to move it diagonally.
- The ball is moved almost far enough behind the rod to be pinned:
- Practise moving behind the ball without actually passing. Move the man up and down, behind the ball, ready to brush across it.
- It is essential that you are behind the ball at all times, making it seem as if you might pass at any moment.
- Note that the ball must be moving when the pass is made, so you can't let the ball come to a stop. However, this movement can be very slight.
- See how the brushing motion of the pass precedes its execution:
Here is some 'brush up' passing by World No.2 and UK No.1 Rob Atha: