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Trapping and Controlling the Ball with Back to Goal

Chris Johnson 113,535 Views Rating 4.07 (57 Reviews)
This soccer receiving drill will focus on chest, thigh, and fast traps and control. This teaches players to turn, shield, or play the way they are facing when their back is to goal.
Soccer Drill Diagram: Trapping and Controlling the Ball with Back to Goal

Soccer Trapping Drills, Soccer Control Ball Drill, Soccer Receiving Drill

This soccer receiving drill will focus on chest, thigh, and fast traps and control. This teaches players to turn, shield, or play the way they are facing when their back is to goal.
Drill Setup

Create a grid approximately 20X30 yards with an 8 yard goal on the end line. A server (player 1) starts at the top of the grid with the attacker (player 2) about 5 yards in front of the goal facing the server. Have the defender (player 3) start at the corner of the end line near the goal.

Drill Instructions

The server (player 1) plays a ball into the attacker (player 2). The defender (player 3) immediately puts the attacker (player 2) under pressure. The attacker must check in (move towards the ball being passed to him) and make a decision to: a) turn and beat the defender (1v1) and have a shot on goal. b) play the ball back to the server and play 2v1.

Drill Variations

  • Good control and turn, shield or pass back to the server.
  • Quick control and movement forward.
  • First touch is into space away from advancing player.
  • controlling player must decide to dribble or pass
  • make sure player is controlling the ball properly
Drill Coaching Points

  • Introduce additional players
Equipment

Drill Ages

  • 9 Years Old and Under
  • 10 Years Old and Under
  • 11 Years Old and Under
  • 12 Years Old and Under
  • 13 Years Old and Under
  • 14 Years Old and Under
  • 15 Years Old and Under
  • 16 Years Old and Under
  • 17 +
Soccer Drill Focus

  • Dribbling - Soccer Dribbling Drills
  • Passing - Soccer Passing Drills
  • Receiving - Soccer Receiving & Turning Drills
  • Possession - Soccer Possession Drills
  • Attacking - Soccer Attacking Drills

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