Trap (Strike with Feet) | Ophea Teaching Tools

    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?