EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

5 ways to cut out giving the ball away

How often do you see a fantastic pass from one of your players only for the receiving player to take a poor first touch and give the ball back to the opposition?

Well you can cut down those first touch losses with the sessions here:

Start your session with my warm up The importance of first touch emphasises the repetition of first touch and getting a pass away with the second touch. This is a warm-up that has its emphasis on coaching touch and technique.

Then move on to One touch pass which will improve your players’ vision and technique to play one-touch passes. With this skill under their belts, your players will be able to mount efficient attacks.

The first touch tactic is worked on in Touch on the move which is a term used to describe a player who, when receiving a pass, makes a first touch that puts the ball into space (not allowing the ball to stop rolling).

Every player has to touch the ball before the team can shoot in the 4v4 first touch game. It helps players to be more comfortable with the skill and to anticipate when they can use it to the best effect.

In my skills curriculum there are sessions for each age group that develop first touch like First touch control that are the best ways to work with youth players.

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