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Wingers catching the high ball

10 November 2014 - 11:38 AM

I've noticed that defensive wingers seem to go for the high ball with open palms more often than they used to.  I suspect this is so that they can get as high above the attackers as possible.  But it seems to be a high-risk strategy and often leads to a spilled ball.  I was always taught to have palms facing me so you can bring the ball down to your chest.  Any thoughts?  Is it just bad technique or is there a legitimate reason for this?