What is a positive first touch?

A positive first touch sees the receiving player move the ball into space and, in doing so, creating more time for them to make their next decision.

What is first touch in soccer?

When a player has the opportunity to touch the ball with his or her foot, body or head, as the receiver of a pass, as a result of “winning” a loose ball, or any time the player gets to touch the ball, the player’s “first touch” on the ball is critical.

Why is first touch so important?

The ability to control an awkward bouncing ball quickly and effectively gives the player with the ball the immediate advantage. First touch is often the difference between success and failure in most situations during the match. As players get older, the game gets faster, and demands more speed.

Why is a good first touch important?

Paying attention to the first touch will increase the player’s ability to maintain possession, improve their speed of play, and allow them to be more successful at the higher levels.

How important is first touch in football?

Why is first touch so important in soccer?

How to improve first touch in soccer?

Exercise: In these soccer passing drills, players pass the ball to each other on either side of two cones in a counter-clockwise direction or clockwise direction. Purpose: Soccer passing drills like this one are designed to improve first touch; work on changing direction and creating space. 2. Check in, check out

How can I provide feedback on football West’s development program?

Please direct feedback to Football West Football Development Officer Gareth Naven at [email protected]

What is 1-2-1 football coaching?

1-2-1 football coaching. Football may be a team game, but having a coach work with you on a 1-2-1 basis can make a big difference to any player. Led by FA Youth Award Level 3 Head Coach David Williams, Premier Skills Academy One to One Football Coaching is tailored to match the needs of each individual player.

When is the best time to train in football?

60 minutes and rest the players the day before as well as the day after the game. So, with a game on Saturday, we recommend a training session on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The Football Australia Skill Acquisition Phase program focuses on developing one of the four core skills and a main moment: attacking (BP) or defending (BPO).