Soccer Drills for Kids -Applying the First Touch to the Game

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Soccer expert Glenn Alpert demonstrates how to apply the First Touch soccer training to a game.

    Glenn Alpert

    After playing for many years, Glenn has been involved in all ages and abilities. After many years of commitment to improving his own level of play, he now is able to pass on his knowledge, experience, and passion for soccer to the next generation of players!

    Coaching Experience

    7 years of experience coaching youth of all ages and abilities

    Soccer Federation "B" License, NSCAA "Advanced National" Diploma       

    B.S. of Exercise Science, Salisbury University           Maryland District Coaching Staff, 3 years

    Has coached with: Arlington Travel Soccer Club, Vienna Youth Soccer (VA)

    Southside Youth Soccer (FL), Eastern Shore Sharks (MD)

    Assistant Coach 2005 Greater Washington U-17 Boys JCC Maccabi Games, Minneapolis

    Assistant Strength Coach (Women's soccer), Salisbury University        

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Playing Experience


    Academy, Bradenton

    U-23 Maccabi Carnival, Melbourne Australia, Gold medalist

    Maryland Major Soccer League Div. 1 and 2, Baltimore

    Trained with UMBC (University of Maryland-Baltimore County), NCAA Division 1

    Trained with Salisbury University, NCAA Division 3

    Glenn Alpert: Hi, this is Glenn Alpert with Arlington Travel Soccer Club. Now, have talk about how we can use our using your first touch with different surfaces. Now, we are going to see how we can apply it in the middle of the soccer game here. Let's get Adam as the attacking player.

    Okay, Adam I want you to make a first touch always away from pressure, ready? Very good, pass it back good. So, he uses the outside of his foot, ready Adam, ready? Get open. Okay, one more time you got soccer ball, defend it William. Okay, get little further back, ready, ready, get open make a, run make a run, good. Okay, once more come back.

    William is attacking now; ready we will toss the soccer ball up, first touch away from pressure. Ready, William get open. Okay, so he use his chest now pass it back. Okay, ready get open; it's a live game, ready? Move, move, good. Adam got it out of his head, ready come back.

    Okay, get open William, get open ready? Good. So, he uses the inside of his foot now to touch the ball forward. This is something you can do with another player and so on passing the soccer ball in, so you really got use your first touch to get away from pressure. Okay, good job guys.