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6. First touch

Area – One large circle with a smaller circle in the center. Size is suitable for the age and ability of the players. Have two equal groups. The players on the outside have a soccer ball. Players in the center circle do not have a soccer ball.

The coach explains the control and pass required:

1. Players control the ball with the inside of the foot and pass it back to the server.

2. Control the ball with one foot across the body, and pass with the opposite foot.

3. One touch pass back.

4. Chest control and pass if appropriate.

Once they perform the exercise, they MUST go back into the center circle, and then come out again and receive a pass.


Players on the outside take legal throw-ins instead of passing. Player receives the ball and passes back to the thrower’s feet.

Coaching points:

Quality control and pass.

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