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Touch on the Move

Touch on the move 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).

Not stopping the ball is a very important skill to learn as a young player, because:

1. It makes it hard for the opponents to apply pressure as you keep the ball active and moving.

2. It changes the angle of the ball direction and opens up passing or dribbling opportunities.

3. It keeps the ball moving with a high tempo.

Soccer tactics made simple key

Touch on the move - part 1

Without stopping the ball, the player moves the ball sideways into space with his first touch from the pass

 

Touch on the move - part 2

Arjen Robben is a master of the touch on the move

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