Soccer Drills for Kids – First Touch with the Head

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

    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

    Hi, this is Glenn Alpert with Arlington Travel Soccer Club. Now, we are going to discuss using our head for our touch. So, again we want to make sure that, one foot is in front of the other, so we are well balanced and can't be pushed over by a defender easily. Here I toss the soccer ball up and I want to head the top porton of the ball, so it gets down on the ground. So, toss the ball up.

    Now, Adam will toss the soccer ball, stand about right here. He tosses the ball up in the air; I get it down on the ground once more. So, even if the ball is low, I can still use my head to the get the top half of the ball. Let's get William demonstrating, toss it to yourself and touch off your head good, once more good. So, now he is able to run on to the soccer ball and then create more opportunities for his team. I will toss you the ball Adam, ready? And there is also -- he heads the ball directly to his path, so he can then dribble it. Okay, very good. Next, we are going to discuss using the sides of our head for the first touch soccer training.