Soccer Drills for Kids – First Touch with the Chest

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Soccer expert Glenn Alpert demonstrates the soccer drills for First Touch with the chest.

    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 to talk about using your first touch off of your chest. Alright, so first of all when we stand using our chest, we have to have one foot in front of the other, if I have my two feet together, you are off balanced; you can be easily pushed over by a defender. So, first of all one foot in front of the other, I am going to lean back slightly, I am going to toss the soccer ball up, make sure that it gets down. So, I almost want to get my shoulders over the ball as it comes down, then I can move forward. The other way is with a player tossing the ball, toss the ball to my chest and get over the soccer ball, once more then I can move forward with it. Adam toss the ball to yourself, good and move forward make sure the ball gets down and William will toss you the ball, use your chest and then move forward with the soccer ball. Good, okay once more, get ready, good. Now, this is how he has got one foot in front of the other and he is getting his shoulders over the ball.

    Next, we are going to talk about using your head for your first touch soccer training.