Trapping and Control with No Opposition

The purpose of this drill is to to practice trapping and control with the foot, chest, and thigh.
Soccer Drill Diagram: Trapping and Control with No Opposition

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How to Trap in Soccer, Trapping Soccer Drill, Control Soccer Drill,

The purpose of this drill is to to practice trapping and control with the foot, chest, and thigh.


Drill Setup

Split into two groups of two players, 5-10 yards apart. The distance between the players will vary based on their skill level. Move players closer if they are beginners and further apart for more advanced players.

Drill Instructions

One player serves the ball to his partner who traps and controls the ball with the part of the body speficied by the coach.

  1. Inside of foot traps and control
  2. Outside of foot traps and control
  3. Instep of foot traps and control
  4. Sole of foot traps and control
  5. Thigh traps and control
  6. Chest traps and control

When serving the ball to the thigh or chest, the ball should be thrown. Balls served to the foot should be passed. Advanced players can play the chest and thigh traps with their feet.

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Drill Variations
  • Change the distance between players.
  • Serve balls with the foot.
Drill Coaching Points
How to Trap with the Chest
How to Trap with the Thigh
How to Trap with the Inside of the foot
How to Trap with the Outside of the Foot
How to Trap with the Instep of the Foot
How to Trap with the Sole of the Foot
Equipment
Drill Ages
  • 4 Years Old and Under
  • 5 Years Old and Under
  • 6 Years Old and Under
  • 7 Years Old and Under
  • 8 Years Old and Under
  • 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
  • Receiving - Soccer Receiving & Turning Drills
  • Warm-up - Soccer Warm-up Drills
Soccer Drill Titled: Trapping and Control with No Opposition
Tagged: How to Trap in Soccer, Trapping Soccer Drill, Control Soccer Drill,
Published by: Chris Johnson
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