Trapping and Control with No Opposition

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

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

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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Variations

  • Change the distance between players.
  • Serve balls with the foot.

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

Drill Target Ages

  • U4, U-4, Under 4, 4 and Under
  • U5, U-5, Under 5, 5 and Under
  • U6, U-6, Under 6, 6 and Under
  • U7, U-7, Under 7, 7 and Under
  • U8, U-8, Under 8, 8 and Under
  • 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 Control with No Opposition
Tagged: How to Trap in Soccer, Trapping Soccer Drill, Control Soccer Drill,
Published by: Chris Johnson
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