In this video demonstration, 10 Year Major League Soccer Veteran Bobby Burling demonstrates how to trap the soccer ball with your thigh. He notes that it is important to catch and drop the ball instead of popping the ball up like you are juggling. If you pop the soccer ball up, it will be harder to control since the ball will be bouncing. Trap the ball, direct it to the ground with your head up and make a play!

Coaching Points:

  • Head up, athletic position as the ball approaches.
  • Trap the soccer ball with the middle of thigh.
  • Direct ball to the ground, do not pop up into air.
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bman2000 on 1/27/2023

Thigh Trip


pHuse on 7/28/2021

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