Trapping and Controlling the Ball with Back to Goal

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.

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

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.

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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

Coaching Points

  • Introduce additional players

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17 and Older

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Soccer Drill Titled: Trapping and Controlling the Ball with Back to Goal
Tagged: Soccer Trapping Drills, Soccer Control Ball Drill, Soccer Receiving Drill
Published by: Chris Johnson
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