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May
01
2016

What are the basics to play foosball?

Serve:  Place the ball in the center of the table between your middle two 5 bar men. Ask the opponent if they are “ready”. To put the ball into play, touch two men before advancing the ball.

Hitting the ball:  Strike the ball is with a flick or snap of the wrist and hand.

Passing and catching:  Be soft, absorb the impact of receiving the ball. Guide the ball and don’t overreact to receiving when advancing from one figure to the next.

Shooting:  Watch the defense to find an open hole to shoot the ball. Quickly snap or flick it into the goal. Don't do a big wind up before you hit the ball, a flick motion is better and more deceiving on where you are aiming.

Defense:  Think of all your figures as a team. They move together to make a larger wall of defenders. Try to stay or move in front of the ball as the opponent shoots.

Blocking slop:  When a loose ball on the table rolls into the goal unintentionally by the players, it is referred to as “slop”.  To block the slop in the corner of the goal, tip the goalie figure back enough for the ball to not go behind the figure.  Move smoothly in front of the goal to get loose slop balls in the middle of the goal.


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