This is how to protect or shield the ball in a game. This is a vital technique to understand to help you maintain possession of the ball under pressure and allow yourself the time to think about what to do next.
Understanding how to use your body to create a barrier between the opposition and the ball and to position yourself to allow you to be aware of the space around you.
This is a great skill for a game and allows you to develop confidence in yourself as you come up against a defender knowing you don't have to panic as you know how to protect the ball to buy yourself the time to find the right solution. This will increase your composure and overall quality on the ball.