Players must trap the ball before they can pick it up and either run with it or pass it. This will teach them how to trap the ball within the context of a game. The roll pass will improve the chances of the players receiving accurate passes within the game so they can practise the trap.
Provide feedback on trapping technique either informally or through authentic assessment opportunities. Also, continue to keep the main focus on the tactics of the game (i.e., moving into space, having players both in front and behind the ball carrier and finding space by passing the ball back towards their own goal).
Note: Teams still do not play with goalies, so no one, even when defending a shot for a goal, may stop the ball with their hands.
Q: When trapping the ball, should the foot move towards the ball or give slightly on contact?
A: Give slightly to absorb the pace of the ball.
Q: What is the tactical advantage of having team-mates in front of and behind the ball carrier?
A: It provides both forward and back passing options forcing opponents to spread out in defence, thus giving more space in which your team-mates may receive the ball.
Q: What is the tactical advantage of always having one player standing deep behind the team when the team is in possession of the ball?
A: It always gives a safe outlet possession pass; it provides a good place for someone to see all of the game and provide feedback to the forward players, and it also ensures the team has a defensive player ready to stop any counter-attacks.