Analysing the trap & pass: technical aspects on how to transfer the ball

By Pablo Mendoza

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Let’s have a look at this trapping and passing technique where we can watch Jagdish Gill from the Canadian National Team, receiving warming up with a ball transfer drill from right to left. We can see that he receives the ball on his right foot and with just one extra touch, he places the ball in position for sweeping it to his left. Source: Sports Media Group.

Receiving the ball in such fashion, with his knees bent without elevating his body, allows him to speed up the ball transfer: