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How to Trap a Soccer Ball on your Chest and Direct it


Take Control And Score!

Like any soccer skills, practice makes perfect but I’m going to show you How to Trap a Soccer Ball on your Chest so you can impress your fellow soccer players next time your on the field.

We have all been there right, you’re on the soccer field and out in the open with nobody marking you and you’re screaming for that ball then all of a sudden it’s coming straight towards you.  It’s a little bit higher than you would have liked it to be and you start to panic, what do you do?…..do you….

  • A…Hope the winger is running up behind you so you can leave it go past?
  • B…Run back a bit to be able to recieve it at your feet and risk falling over in front of the crowd?
  • C…TRAP IT AND CONTROL THE BALL WITH YOUR CHEST?

IT’S A DILEMMA YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT ON THE SPOT!Soccer ball controll

Now I know what I would do but if you don’t know how to trap the ball on your chest you only have 2 options to go for and both those ways could make you get abuse from the crowd and your fellow team mates for a long time so why don’t I show you how to impress everyone and take it on the chest.

When I first started practicing to do this I used a smaller sized soccer ball than I would normally use thinking if I can do it with this one I should be able to do it with a bigger ball.

I was correct! but it took me ages to perfect it.

The 5 Easy Steps


STEP 1

  • FIND SOMEWHERE WITH ENOUGH SPACE AND A WALL TO BE ABLE TO KICK A BALL AGAINST  (don’t kick it against next doors garden wall)

STEP 2

  • STAND ABOUT 10 TO 15 FEET AWAY WITH THE BALL AND PICK A SPOT ON THE WALL ABOUT CHEST HIGH THAT YOU WANT TO BE AIMING FOR  (take some time just practicing hitting the wall with the ball to see if it comes back at the hight you want it to)

STEP 3

  • ONCE YOU HAVE THAT BALL COMING BACK TO YOU EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT IT TO YOU CAN START BY JUST GETTING THE FEEL OF IT HITTING YOUR CHEST  (don’t kick the ball to hard)

STEP 4

  • OK, SO NOW YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE AND WHAT TO EXPECT START TO TAKE THE BALL ON YOUR CHEST AND JUST LEAN BACK A BIT AND MOVE WITH THE BALL AS THE BALL MAKES CONTACT WITH YOU  (try not to fall over, keep your balance)

YOU NOW KNOW HOW IT FEELS, HOW IT MOVES AND NOW YOU NEED TO CONTROL IT

STEP 5

  • ONCE THE BALL HAS MADE CONTROL WITH YOUR CHEST AND YOU HAVE MOVED WITH THE BALL YOU NEXT HAVE TO CONTROL IT AND TO DO THAT YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR ELBOWS BY YOUR SIDE AND BEND YOUR ARMS UPWARDS AND SLIGHTLY TENSE YOUR CHEST MUSCLES TO MAKE A BIT OF A DENT FOR THE BALL TO REST INTO  

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QUICK TIP

IF YOU WANT THE BALL TO GO TO YOUR RIGHT AFTER THE CONTROL MOVE YOUR LEFT SHOULD TO YOUR RIGHT DIRECTING THE BALL THAT WAY, AND VICE VERCA FOR THE BALL TO GO TO YOUR LEFT

Doing all this over and over again will help you get the feel for it and you will soon be a legend on the soccer field and controlling that ball every single time.  Just remember that practice makes perfect.

Let’s see how the pro’s control that ball shall we?

This could be you with more practice!


What to do without a wall?

You should be able to find a suitable wall im sure but if not or you would just like to practice in your back garden or anywhere for that matter you can get some awesome Soccer ball rebounders from Amazon Soccer ball rebounder

Let me know if you have mastered it yet or if you need anymore advice

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4 comments on “How to Trap a Soccer Ball on your Chest and Direct it

Great post I have been trying to get this move down for dome months now. This post really helped me a lot thanks!

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yes it can be tricky but practice makes perfect

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James Harvey

Soccer is a very fun sport to play. It is a lot that goes into the sport thou more than most people think. I have had the honor to be able to coach and play for many years. So I truly have a passion for the sport and this is a great instructional post. I will be sure to share it on social media.

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Shwni

I have always loved the game and always will.

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