INSPIRED, CONFIDENT & EFFECTIVE COACHING

First touch control (U14 activity)

BALL CONTROL 4

First touch control

TURN WITH THE BALL AND PASS

“Cushion the ball with a light touch” • “Turn and pass first time” • “Listen for the call” • “Accuracy”

Set up a 20 x 10 yards area divided into two halves with a cone in the centre. Players 1 and 4 are at the serving end. Player 2 is in front of the centre cone, ready to receive and turn before passing, and player 3 waits at the receiving end.

When you say “go”, player 1 rolls or passes the ball to player 2.

On receiving the ball, player 2 plays it with the outside of his foot, turns to beat the centre cone, which acts as a passive defender, and passes to player 3.

Player 3 repeats the move in the opposite direction. Player 2 turns and passes to player 4 and the move repeats again. Swap the players round so that they all have several goes at turning with the ball.

How many players do I need?

We used four players in the session.

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