Trap Soccer Ball With Chest

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Learn how to trap a soccer ball with your chest in this video tutorial! 10 Year Major League Soccer Vet Bobby Burling demonstrates how to properly trap a soccer ball with your chest. It is important to catch and drop the ball to the ground so you can easily play the ball with a second touch. If you pop the ball up into the air, it will be harder to control and make it easier for the other team to defend you. You can also position your back to the opposing team to further protect the ball from the opposing team. 

Coaching Points:

  • Be ready for the ball with head up.
  • Direct the soccer ball to the ground, not up in the air.
  • Use your back to shield the ball from defender.

 

Goals Required: 
0
Balls Required: 
1
Players Required: 
2

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