Soccer Trapping - Receiving the Ball Everytime

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Trapping is your first touch and that is the most important touch you can have on the soccer field. If you can’t get the first touch settled down where you want it to go then how do you expect to have a great second or third touch before a defender has already taken the ball away from you. Here’s some great tips I want to share with you on this theory so you understand how to trap the ball perfectly every time.

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  1. Jeffrey D Watson

    Instead of using the word trap, I would recommend using the word control. You do not really want to trap the ball (stop the ball), but instead control the ball on the move.

    • Hey Jeff, kind of talking semantics here but I use trap because that’s what the form is called…you trap the ball which is a form of control