Soccer Drills for Kids – First Touch with the Inner Thigh

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

    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 the inside of the thighs for the first touch. So, one way is I am going to toss the soccer ball up. I am going to hit the inside of my thigh and then move laterally to the side. So, toss the ball up, to the inside moving left and I toss the ball up, is the inside of my side moving right, the other way tossing the soccer ball in. let's try it once more, you tossing here.

    We are going to move that way and again toss it here, so I am going to move left. Okay, Adam toss the soccer ball to yourself using the inside of the thigh, okay come back and one more time. Okay William, I am going to toss you the ball. Okay, stand about right here. Okay, ready now move with the ball. Okay, very good once more with the other foot, with the other leg ready. So, he is able to use his inside of the thigh to move latterly right and left. Next we are going to talk about the outer thigh for the first touch soccer training program.