Hi. I’m Jyler Noviello, and I’m going to teach
you how to trap a soccer ball using your foot. When trapping a ball with your foot, it’s
very important to keep your ankle locked, your toe up, and your heel down, and cushion
the ball as it comes in. Now you don’t want to just put your foot on the ground, because
doing so will allow the ball to just roll right over your foot, like that. So you want
to make sure that your foot is slightly off the ground with your heel down and your toe
up and your ankle locked. You don’t want your ankle loose, because then the ball can just
go anywhere. You want to keep a firm lock and cushion the ball in as it comes. When
trapping a soccer ball, it’s also very important not to get your foot too high in the air.
As if you do, the ball will roll right under your foot and you’ll lose possession of the
ball. Now when trapping a soccer ball, you want to make sure that you get the ball and
trap it. And keep the ball in front of you. Because if you don’t, the less time you’re
going to have before a defender tries to steal the ball from you. So this is very important
when passing the ball on the field, because when you pass the ball to your teammate, you
want to make sure they control the ball firmly and right in front of them, so you can keep
possession of the ball and keep playing. And that is how you trap a soccer ball.