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Trapping with Passive Opposition

Chris Johnson 99,815 Views Rating 4.15 (39 Reviews)
This soccer trapping drill focus on trapping and control with the addition of a passive defender. The defender causes the receiving player to be more aware of their surroundings.
Soccer Drill Diagram: Trapping with Passive Opposition

Soccer Trapping Drill

This soccer trapping drill focus on trapping and control with the addition of a passive defender. The defender causes the receiving player tobe more aware of their surroundings.
Drill Setup

Set up players into groups of three. One server, one receiver working on control and trapping, and one player as a passive defender. Server is 10 yards from the receiver and defender.

Drill Instructions

The server plays a ball into the receiving player. The passive defender stands close enough to touch the receiving player and tries to distract the receiving player. The passive defender should not attempt to win the ball at this point. The server should play to chest, thigh, or feed at speficied by the coach. Serves to the chest and thigh should be thrown, and trapping with the feet should be served by the feet.

After the ball is trapped and under control, play back to the server and repeat.

Drill Variations

  • Allow the defender to apply minimal pressure.
  • Increase defensive pressure
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
Soccer Drill Focus

  • Passing - Soccer Passing Drills
  • Receiving - Soccer Receiving & Turning Drills
  • Warm-up - Soccer Warm-up Drills

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