How to Trap a Hard Soccer Pass + Online Soccer Academy

How to Trap a Hard Soccer Pass + Online Soccer Academy

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soccer football, soccer world, soccer video, soccer training, soccer videos, soccer tutorial,
how to coach soccer, soccer coaches, soccer skills, soccer drills, soccer passing drills,
passing drills for soccer, passing soccer drills, soccer passing What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared
Montz former pro and founder of Today we are learning how to receive a hard
pass in the air. If this is what you look like when you receive
a pass then this OSA video is for you! This OSA video is sponsored by our parent
company Believe in it®. Believe in it® is apparel that inspires you to reach your goal.
It’s for motivated athletes; all sports, all ages. is launching
in early 2014; enter your email to be alerted when you can buy a Believe in it® shirt! Description:
1st touch in soccer is everything. If you can’t control a ball it’s hard to play this
game. Most of this exercise will be controlling a ball out of the air but the same technique
applies to the ground too. Key Points:
1. Think of catching an egg. Would you catch an egg like this? No, because it would crack.
Would you catch an egg like this? Yes, because you are cradling or cushioning it in. This
same idea applies with your foot. 2. Have your foot meet the ball out in front
of your plant leg. This will give you room to cushion the ball in. 3. Cushion the ball in right as it’s about
to hit your foot. Do not let it hit you and then start cushioning it in. That’s to late,
it’s all about timing. 4. Make contact on the upper middle part of
the ball. This helps get your touch to go down. If you make contact under the ball or
on the lower part of the ball, there is a good chance the ball will pop up on you. 5. Have a slight lean forward with your chest.
Don’t lean back when you take your touch. 6. Keep your eyes on the ball. Look at the
ball when you take your touch. Equipment Needed:
You will need a partner and a ball. If you don’t have a partner use a wall or fence and
make due the best you can by kicking the ball off the fence and as it comes back to you,
control it. Exercise Player Can Do:
Start off having your partner with the ball in their hands. They throw it to you under
hand with little spin on the ball from 5 yards away. They throw it, you control it and pass
it back on the ground. Then repeat for 1 minute and switch with your partner. Your partner should not be throwing the ball
to hard at you. Decent pace but not to hard. We are working on control and we have to take
baby steps to improve, don’t immediately start making it to hard on yourself. Once you start
to get it, then you can increase speed of the throw and distance. Repeat this exercise from 5 yards until you
get it. Once you are getting it have your partner throw it from 10 yards and at a faster
pace. Then have them kick it from 15 yards and kick it at a fast pace. Keep increasing
distance and speed of pass as you get more confident. What Player Could Be Doing Wrong:
Some things that could be going wrong. If the ball is hitting you and just flying off
your foot then you are not cushioning the ball in. Think of the egg, cushion the egg
in when you catch it, don’t let it just hit you and crack. If you can’t get the timing down then your
partner is throwing or kicking the ball to fast to you. Ask them politely to not pass
it so hard so you can get the timing down. Once you do get the timing down, then you
can ask them to speed up the pass to you. Bonus Tips!
Juggling is a great way to improve ball control! Click here to watch OSA videos teaching you
how to juggle. Improve your juggling and receiving hard passes out of the air will start to come
more naturally to you. When using other parts of your body for controlling
a pass the same idea applies; cushion the ball in. Don’t let it just hit you and bounce
off. Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer Academy
training video. Like, favorite and share this video if you did and don’t forget to Subscribe
on YouTube or become a member and create your profile for free at
Players all over the world use it and you can do game reviews and track your progress!
Post a comment; let me know what you think and how it worked for you? My name is Jared
Montz and Remember if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work, anything
in life is possible! Believe in it®!

Antonio Breitenberg

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98 thoughts on “How to Trap a Hard Soccer Pass + Online Soccer Academy

  1. Jesus M says:

    Thnks man

  2. Chetanveer Thiara says:

    5th viewer!

  3. richard sipala says:

    Yes thank you

  4. Jeff Shodipe says:

    This will be very useful for me. Thanks Montz! Now I just need a ball…and a new OSA account.

  5. Jeff Shodipe says:

    This will be very useful for me. Thanks Montz! Now I just need a ball…and a new OSA account.

  6. BEAST_ FROM_ THE_EAST says:

    Very helpful

  7. Jordan Soo says:

    Bro can u make a video of how to shoot a knuckle ball? Pls!

  8. Derek Fuller says:

    good stuff jared

  9. Wilfried zaha says:

    i like soccer because it is fun sport to play i just love how i can express myself. 
    This has been a moment with a boy who loves to play soccer. Thank you for reading this comment

  10. 2374jonathan says:

    Anyone live in Florida that wants to play soccer and is around my age (16) and not a pedo?

  11. azooz al alamri says:

    you are the bast ♡

  12. Justin Kim says:

    you guys should check out f2freestylers

  13. Anthony Dohogne says:

    Great video as always Jared. 🙂 I'm probably going to get a believe in it shirt. I love this channel!!

  14. Jay Haddad says:

    Thanks Great video
    Can u please make a video on gow to keep fit during an injury ? Thanks

  15. andres romero says:

    Can you please teach me how to play I'm not that very good but I wanna learn I'm 15 and I'm from Texas

  16. kelvintan821 says:

    Hi, great video! Very helpful:) can u make a video on how to shoot a knuckle ball? Many thanks:)

  17. Hương Messi Huyang says:

    Happy new year Jared.

  18. °–––°...[Doorville]...!⁄ L'amourEtPaix...!¸˛◊ı˜¯¿� says:

    What's up with the aspect ratio?!?!

  19. La Flame says:

    How to shoot a knuckle ball video plz Jared

  20. atul pinheiro says:

    happy new year jared wishing u a prosperous new year 

  21. Abhimanyu Raj says:

    Thanks man


    Please do goal keeping videos

  23. Gilmore Adventures says:

    THank you so much! really needed this!

  24. FreekickingKeeper says:

    Why is some of the video out of the screen? Great tutorial nevertheless, really helpful

  25. Elvino Peppino says:

    Knuckleball tutorial

  26. Finnbarr Brennan says:

    Bits back

  27. Wahil says:

    Happy new year jared

  28. Faisal Ahammed says:

    Plz make a video on how to shoot knuckleballs and happy new year Jared

  29. soccerlover3691 says:

    thanx jared ive been looking for a vid like this

  30. armando hernandez says:

    Why do you use that ball?

  31. 송도수 says:

    Happy new year

  32. Rich McCue says:

    Another great soccer tutorial from, this one on controlling hard passes.  Thanks!

  33. Samuel Laguna says:

    I didn't ask my partner politely. Thug life.

  34. Bilal Farrukh says:

    Hey I just had a random question if a guy is thin and unfit to the point of emaciation doing strength drills won't really benefit him right?

  35. Imranzy says:

    Can u pls tell us how to do the snake bite

  36. armando hernandez says:

    Thanks for answering!

  37. Brendan Croft says:

    Can u plz do one on dipping and curling free kicks? Thx for ya help!

  38. Andy Pierce says:

    Good thing you didn't use your old ball!
    Awesome video… I love that you include the part about what could be going wrong in order to make corrections. Good coaching!

  39. Farhan Shahriar says:

    Jared thank you so much for all the videos. The videos are helping me a lot. And hey I used the Scissors you taught and scored goals.. Feeling great 😀 😀 Thank you Jared.. best of luck.. and do you ship the Believe in it shirts outside of the States??

  40. Scott Genberg says:

    Another excellent video.  Keep up the good work.

  41. Son CW says:

    Hey can you upload a video about how to kick a ball far?:)

  42. Kevin Ronaldo says:

    Hi jared can you do a story when you where pro in a video like that one when you met Beckham for the first time?

  43. Ivory says:

    YAY! Were almost to 100,000 subs!

  44. harnek gill says:

    could u guys do a video on how to take corners plz?thx

  45. Jeremy Paul says:

    Haha, Yeah that's me, thanks for the video.

  46. spongrange says:

    Hey do you have a video on off the ball movement for a striker?

  47. Liam Casey says:

    Mate maybe it's an Australian v American thing… I really like your videos but the "little dap" thing you keep doing at the start of each video really makes me want to mute you for the first 30 seconds of each of your vids… makes you sound really contrived

  48. nike19111 says:

    Hi! I love your videos and i'm learning from them…they help me a lot! You can describe really good what is wrong,and how to do it 🙂 Can I ask you who is your favourite player? Thanks. 🙂

  49. nicholas villa says:

    can u do goalie drills?

  50. Rcoonz1234 says:

    Happy new year Jared wish you have a awsome 2014

  51. FifaPro1001 says:

    Is there any videos on controlling the ball on your chest when its coming in the air every time I do it bounces off me and goes way a head of me. Thanks

  52. FifaPro1001 says:

    Thanks I forgot about the new comments ill have to link my account and add you thanks for the help

  53. Abhinav Gupta says:

    Most of the time i have to run towards the ball to receive a pass in the game so how to trap it then as i am not able to cushion it while moving  

  54. BigMarcusc1995 says:

    Can you show how to do runaround or sombrero?

  55. chems edine says:

    Can u make a video of how to make a chip shot pls ? and thanks

  56. davidl0917 says:

    Love your shirt "believe in it"

  57. Martin Viassolo says:

    Please do a how to defend a 2. V 1 and how to defend a 2 v 2

  58. Deathcore Magar says:


  59. Brian Hayden-Brewer says:

    Can you post a video showing how to do a good first touch while on the run?

  60. IAMePIcfun says:

    The example with the ball being the egg really helped me visuallize what I needed to do, thanks Jared

  61. Alex Lunn says:

    what boots are you wearing?

  62. Aqib213 says:

    Can you make a video showing how to control the ball while you're running and it comes at you in the air? 

  63. Hoang Bui says:

    It's very useful…I feel i got better in playing. Thanks !

  64. FlorinAleX says:

    I already control the technique , but there are parts that i didn't really know about
    . For example: leaning forward. great work there , Jared

  65. rto1263 says:

    Anything on weak foot advice?

  66. Ramen Baro says:

    Plz upload a video on how to trap ball with shin of leg

  67. Nayem Official says:

    Show us more please
    we like it

  68. Bastl Railor says:

    Little dap.I have a question about cleats. I realize that cleats have little impact on how you play and shoot but I currently use hypervenoms and it doesn't feel like good shooting cleats. So would mercurials be any better?

  69. Víøłét Pårr says:

    I love your videos! They REALLY help!

  70. Hossam Elmeehy says:

    I often end up touching the ball not in the middle of it, or just kick the air and let the ball pass me. Any thoughts?

  71. Abraham Aguilar says:

    You should teach that trick in where, the ball lands on your back…

  72. igooeypenguin says:

    nice videos but i was wondering if you could make a video of how to trap with your head you have done all other body parts but that.

  73. Shahid Ta says:

    please make a video about how to grab the ball from a fast forward player

  74. himeth dahanayake says:

    tnx jared ,it helped me a lot,  the thing is I get it right when I practice alone or with a partner but in a game I make mistakes when taking a hard pass and I get confused when the ball is coming high in the air,so I hope that u could help me in this.

  75. doris osayande says:

    the exampel of juggling helped me so muc i can jugg to 300,and now i no i have it in me.thanks so much….

  76. Dan M says:

    Good video, the egg comparison is brilliant!My 10yr old has improved a lot after watching this👍

  77. epic work says:

    you videos are so simple and easy to understand

  78. Hrishi mallick says:

    i dont know to juggle the ball well.,but still i am a best player..

  79. QuickSilver43 says:

    Who is better F2Freestylers or Twin Brothers? For me it's F2

  80. Jordan Gwyn says:

    very good tips mate

  81. Harry Han says:

    Twice as better than my coach's tips 😜

  82. SYA Playz says:

    need this

  83. Ben Jenkin says:

    Excellent video. I was trying to get under the ball instead of on the top or side.

  84. Rajesh Deotare says:

    i m a striker but i cannot hold a ball in air
    How to trap a ball while running towards the goal

  85. Richchred Klechmer says:


  86. My Passion is Football says:

    I came here cause in the last P.E lesson someone passed the ball badly and I couldn't control it and everybody let me down and said that I can't play but I scored on the volley I can shoot the ball or pass it perfectly but when it comes to controlling the pass this is my weakness and I want people to stop being cocky like iam only 13 do the coaches expect me to be Messi or Ronaldo like they have to chill I'm still in my beginnings

  87. Karina Calixto Rodriguez says:

    can you teach me more please because I need a lot of help to play like a pro

  88. as calon says:

    so when the ball hits you bring your leg a little back??

  89. Mohamed Younes says:

    Love you

  90. Mike J says:

    Is it because your flat footed

  91. William Fu says:

    Yo Jared, could this exercise also be done against a wall? I don't have a partner and I've been throwing the ball at the wall and using my chest, my head, my knee, and foot to do it? Is this a good idea?

  92. AWESOME BLUE says:

    What if u dont have a ball

  93. Himee Murphy says:

    This video is great and the guy explains awesomely

  94. Omty says:

    My coach says go back as far as your foot can kick passing it to a partner and stop it which will increase your eye sight with the ball

  95. Dwaipayan Datta Roy says:

    How would I figure out if the aerial boll is coming hard or non hard , from a distance of 10,12 feet the look the same , untill later a harder shot makes me push my stagnancy state to it's limit and forces me to move back and non soft for vice versa, I have not come accross player who had succeeded to drop the boll near my either receiving leg

  96. Anas Hellfire Elghazaoui says:

    perfect !!!

  97. Devy Rubi says:

    This is a waaay better explanation than the way my soccer coach explained it thank you so much! I’m pumped for practice tomorrow I wanna try this already

  98. Eric Cabrera says:

    how come u guys don't post anymore?

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