Soccer Drills for Kids – Body Stances for the First Touch

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Soccer expert Glenn Alpert demonstrates body stances for the First Touch soccer training program.

    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, we are going talk about different body stances and body services that we can use for our first touch soccer training. Okay, so the first thing we want to do is well first I want to show you the incorrect way. The incorrect way is going to be flat footed on the ground, with this you can't move very easily or very quickly. So, what I like you guys to do, get on the balls of your feet, just like this. Now, wanted you just move around quickly, just move around quickly. See how quickly they can move; now hold on a second, if the soccer ball is played to one of them, Adam I am going to play you the ball.

    Okay, I want you to be loose, knees bent and the balls of your feet and concentrating, I want you to make a nice first touch. Good, see how they moves with the soccer ball, and how is able to be very movable because of his feet here. Go William, ready, ready, be ready, okay move, good. Now, Adam I want to you to do it incorrectly so we can see the difference. So, we will be flat footed, and straight up. Ready to go, see how he wasn't able to move it quickly. Next, we are go to go into little more detail about the different services we can use for our first touch soccer training.