Chipping the ball can be a very useful skill for young players to learn. There is nothing like seeing a well hit ball from a chip land on the foot of a teammate or using it to beat a goalkeeper. This skill should probably be taught to a more advanced player like a U10 or U12 Academy player.
Here is a good demo on how to chip the soccer ball.
What is the difference between striking the soccer ball and chipping the soccer ball? The difference is the chip requires the kid to get their foot underneath the ball so the ball is floated instead of driven like a shot.
What are the advantages of the chip?
The chip is a skill that is not difficult to teach, but should be taught when the players have developed a good level of skill.
What coaching points do we use for the chip?
The players now have the basics of the chip down they have added another weapon to their skills.
Paint a picture first with a demo, then...
The coach needs to exercise some patience. If the kids do not get the wedge part have them do that without the ball so they get the feel for bringing the foot down under the ball. Just like a wedge in golf!
Enjoy your coaching!