Trap (Strike with Feet)

Contacting a ball with the foot to bring it under control.

Trap (Strike with Feet)
  • Get ready to receive or intercept the ball
  • Keep the eyes on the ball
  • Move into the path of the ball, with the body behind it or slightly to the side of it
  • Present a surface to trap the ball
  • Trap the ball with the instep of the foot or the sole of the foot
  • Absorb the impact with the foot if using the instep
I can also...
  • play soccer
  • play futsal
  • play foot hockey
Self Check Questions:
  • Can I anticipate when the ball is going to arrive at my foot?
  • Can I use either foot to trap the ball?
  • Do I control the ball and stop its motion when I trap it?