Trap – Pass – Move
Fundamentally Sound Youth Soccer Coaching
Welcome to Trap - Pass - Move.
Our book release has us scurrying to upload all the info promised.
TRAP – PASS – MOVE boils down soccer concepts and drills focusing mainly on those elements of soccer (and futsal) that make up the majority of the game. It focuses on the core skills every player must have to be competent on the field. It also includes practice schedules for coaches that help maximize time.
Hey, we only have our players for a few hours each week, let’s make sure we utilize every minute to help make them better players and ensure they have fun.
We are feverishly working to post all of the information promised in Trap – Pass – Move.
Below are a few items for you to read for now.
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The following activity will improve your skills and help you get ready for the season. It will also be a core element in putting you in the top 5% of players in your age group. It is imperative that we not lose sight of the most important skill of soccer…TOUCH!
TOUCH determines what happens when the ball gets to YOUR FOOT.
Soccer is a team sport with each member playing a specific position. Each position has a specific Primary Job as well as multiple additional responsibilities. It is important that each player understand the Primary Job of his position and executes this job. Each of his teammates counts on him to Do His Job. When a player does not do his job others must cover for him taking them away from their primary jobs. This is when the framework of the team breaks down which can lead to our opponent scoring and a loss for us.
The question that often arises is “What is my job?”
Very young players don’t go into a kicking mode, they run at the ball, their foot makes contact and they push their leg through the ball propelling the ball. They simply force the leg forward so it moves the ball. During this stage there is no forethought to the soccer kick rather a collision of foot and ball.
To help your child and players kick properly teach them to step closer to the ball when kicking.