This is a great session to warm up your players through a high intensity possession-based skills practice, with players developing the technical aspects of their game that can be used in high-pressure match scenarios. MORE
First touch (U11-U14 activity)
“Good first touch important!” • “Get into line with the flight of the ball quickly” • “Relax the contact area to cushion the ball”
Set up two cones 10 yards apart. One player has a ball and serves lofted passes to the other player who controls with part of his body.
If a player is indecisive when choosing the controlling body part get him to shout out the name of the part he intends to use as the ball comes to him, for example “foot”, “chest” or “thigh”.
If a player keeps losing control because the ball keeps bouncing off them, encourage them to relax and exaggerate the movement.
How many players do I need?
Players work in pairs.