FIRST TOUCH SOCCER TRAINING
FIRST TOUCH SOCCER TRAINING
First touch soccer training is a very important part in every soccer
players training routine.
First touch soccer drills are a simple way to improve any player’s first touch
on the soccer ball through repetition, and constant training.
Doing activities with the soccer ball on a daily basis will greatly improve young players first touch on the soccer ball.
Having a good first touch on the ball will allow the player to get
small spaces, or trick the defenders with the first touch turn or pass.
This creates more goal scoring chances, and keeps the flow of the
Players who do not have a good first touch on the soccer ball will take too many
touches trying to bring the ball under control, giving the other team time to organize, and take the ball away.
Learning how to control the soccer ball with the first touch, will lead to
creating more space for the players which allows for more time on the ball without pressure.
One of the main soccer exercises any player is able to do individually
is simply juggling the soccer ball.
Juggling the ball will improve the players balance and coordination with the ball, as he/she hops on one foot maintaining balance, and controlling the ball with the other foot to keep it in the air.
Juggling helps with footwork, because of the foot and ball coordination
required to juggle the ball.
It is one of the simplest ways for players to develop various skills, and have fun with the ball.
Try and beat your maximum number of juggles, my maximum is 1361.
Like any skill in soccer, first touch is developed with consistency,
repetition and playing time.
This is a fun and simple game. You do not need loads of equipment. Soccer ball and players can train off the wall, garage, or rebound goal, having a good time
with the ball always coming back.
Every soccer drill should be done with both feet.
Encourage players on using their weaker foot.
FIRST TOUCH SOCCER TRAINING
Use this simple first touch soccer training drill to practice control and movement.
Adapt and get creative with this or any soccer drill.
Use the correct technique to control the
soccer ball, and pass it back through a different set of cones.
first touch soccer drill will develop the mental part of the player's
game, with the player having to think about where they want to move, and
where they want
to pass the ball back.
FIRST TOUCH SOCCER TRAINING SET UP
- Split players into groups of 2, with one soccer ball per group.
- Set up 4 cones in a straight line with 1 m/yd of space in
- Players will position themselves on each side of the cones, 10
m/yd away from the cones.
SOCCER DRILL INSTRUCTIONS
- Player with the ball will start this drill by passing the soccer
ball through one pair of cones, using the correct technique (toes up, ankle
locked, firm pass on the ground).
- Player receiving the soccer ball cannot pass the ball back through the same
set of cones. Player will have to take one touch to the left, or right, and
pass the ball back through a different set of cones.
- Players will try to find a rhythm going back and forth without knocking over
the cones, or passing through the same set of cones.
- Control the ball with the first touch into space, left or right, and pass it back through a
different set of cones.
SOCCER TRAINING TIPS
- Add more cones to make more passing channels and make it more difficult and interesting.
- Lessen the distance between cones to make this drill more difficult with
smaller sized passing channels.
- Always practice with both feet.
Get creative and adapt different rules and ideas to make any soccer drill more interesting and faster paced.
First Touch Soccer Training
Eight Soccer Drills with the Ball from my training session with young boys different ages and various skill levels with the soccer ball. Watch the soccer training video and read about each drill.
Soccer Ball Control Training Drills using the agility ladder and cones to get touches and work on agility, speed, and coordination. Watch the training video and read about this soccer drill.
Ball Control Drills for Soccer with Cones to maximize touches with the soccer ball.
Soccer Drills with Cones to develop players dribbling skills by controlling the soccer ball through the cone grid and finishing with a shot on goal.
Better Ball Control Drills give players 100s of touches on the soccer ball to help players move towards achieving 10,000 hours of contacts on the soccer ball.
Soccer Drills to Improve Ball Control will focus on the touches and technique before adding more and more speed after getting comfortable with the soccer ball.
Ball Control, Agility and Speed Drills for Soccer using basic equipment to set this drill up. Agility ladder, cones and a soccer ball.
Simple Soccer Drill to develop touch on the ball and improve shooting off dribble. It is best to have 3 - 4 soccer balls so you can complete 3 - 4 repetitions one after another.
Ball Control Soccer Drills for Kids have to include lots of touches on the soccer ball, with different parts of the foot, and direction change with the ball.
U10 Soccer Training Drills focus on maximizing touches on the soccer ball through various turns and close control of the soccer ball. Apply this fun soccer training drill to any age group of soccer players for lots of touches, turns, creativity, and finishing with a shot on goal.
Adapt this Ball Control Soccer Drill in training, or get creative and add some things to it. Becoming a better soccer players takes a lot of work and dedication to training. The harder you work in training, transfers to how hard you will work in games.
Soccer Trapping Drills are done in repetition to help player get more touches on the ball coming from the air. This soccer exercise is going to help players build coordination on the ball, and first touch to turn into space with the ball coming from the air.
Beginner Soccer Drills are based on developing coordination, and getting familiar with the surface of the ball. Beginner soccer players may, or may not, have good balance and coordination, which helps in learning how to control the soccer ball using the feet.
Soccer Drills for Beginner Players are focused on fun and playing with the ball to improve the players coordination and skills with the soccer ball at their feet. This is a fun soccer drill for beginner soccer players, but it can also be adapted to more skilled players by getting creative with the training drill instructions.
Beginner Soccer Player Drills should be fun and entertaining. This soccer drill is simple and every player needs to have a soccer ball before the drill is started.
Simple Soccer Training Drills for players of all ages. This drill can be done with cones set up in a line or zig zag formation.
Coaching Kids Soccer is very rewarding. It is a great way to give back to the game through teaching, and motivating players to fall in love with the game of soccer.
Soccer Drills for Kids should be focused around fun and lots of touches on the ball. What better way to have fun than to simply play a small sided game with 2 goals to score on.
Small Sided Drills for Soccer are great for players of all ages. Younger players will benefit from small sided games as they are more involved in the game, both defensively and offensively.
Attacking Soccer Drill is a great way to build the attacking players confidence, decision making, and skills on the soccer ball. Defenders will also benefit by playing defense and trying to stop the attacking players.
Soccer Dribbling Drill with lots of fun and the game itself teaching players both attacking and defensive responsibilities. Players also have to be aware of the their number being called, sprinting into action to try and get to the ball and attack their opponent.
Passing Soccer Drill teaches players in possession of the ball to keep the soccer ball with the intention of completing passes splitting the defenders to earn a point.
Wide Attacking Soccer Drill teaches players to stretch the soccer field wide and open more space to build up the attack. Pass the ball wide and relieve pressure in the midfield.
1v1 Soccer Drill is a great way to improve the players confidence and skills on the ball. The objective for this soccer drill is to give players the freedom to take players 1 on 1 whenever they find themselves in the opponents half of the field.
First Touch Soccer Training is an essential part in every soccer players training routine. First touch soccer drills are a simple way to improve any player’s first touch on the soccer ball through repetition, and consistent training.
First Touch Soccer Drill done in practice, or out of practice with friends or parents. Players will develop better overall touch on the ball, and learn the positive habit of always running toward the pass, instead of waiting for the soccer ball.
First Touch Drills for Soccer need to focus on technique first. Young players try to do everything fast and the technique suffers. Teaching them to slow down and learn first is the best way in getting the technique correct.
First Touch in Soccer is crucial and more important as players get older and have less time on the soccer ball. Good first touch skills will allow players more time on the soccer ball to make creative decisions on the field.
First Touch Soccer Drills should play a very important part in every soccer players training routine. First touch soccer drills are a simple way to improve any player’s first touch on the soccer ball through repetition, and constant training.