A catch is when you successfully stop a pass or a loose ball on the table and obtain control of the ball. Foosball catching is an important part of the game to maximize your offensive opportunities and limit your opponent's time of possession. Learning to catch will help improve your overall foosball game because it will teach you ball control and help you overcome many situations where you may have previously fumbled the ball to your opponent. You will be surprised at how many loose balls you start to pick up with the right catching techniques you can learn below.
Foosball Catching Techniques and Tips
The key to foosball catching is tilting your bar at an angle so you can cushion the ball from bouncing right off your man. It is ideal to tilt your man at about an angle of 35-40 degrees. The diagram below will show you how to do this properly. You can always test your angle by making sure a ball does not fit under your man when it is tilted. If you simply leave your men straight up and down, it is much harder to catch a foosball pass. Even if your men are tilted at the right angle to receive the pass, you may need to swing your foosball man back around the other side of the ball in order to stop its momentum from rolling back to your opponent.
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