Soccer Skills Video: Trapping                                                Back to Basic Soccer Skills
Trapping is a basic soccer skill that needs to be mastered for control and effective play
in a soccer game.

There are four basic trapping methods that need to be learned by the soccer player to gain
control of the ball from a pass:

1)
Roof Trap - For a ball in the air between the knee and ground, the soccer player places
the bottom of the shoe on top of the soccer ball, effectively stopping it.

2)
Inside Foot Trap - For a ball moving toward the soccer player on the ground, the soccer
player uses the side of the foot to cushion and stop the ball, thus gaining control.

3)
Chest Trap - The soccer player uses his chest with arms slightly extended, to stop a ball
that is higher in the air, directing it straight down to the ground.

4)
Thigh Trap - The soccer player uses the top of the thigh to stop a lower air ball that is
between the waist and knee.
trapping soccer skill video