Soccer Drills for Kids – First Touch with the Laces

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

    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, my name is Glenn Alpert with Arlington Travel Soccer Club. Now, we are going to talk about using your first touch with the laces. There are two ways that we can do this. We can start by tossing the soccer ball up, we are going to point the toe down and we are going to move forward with the ball. So, I am going to toss it up and I am going to move forward. Okay, one more time, toss it up move forward, then we can control a soccer ball. The next one is where a player passes me the ball, so William pass me the ball, I am going to play my toe down and move forward with my laces. Once more, pass the soccer ball move forward with my laces.

    Okay, let's have Adam do tossing up and forward with the laces go ahead, no to yourself. Once more Adam. Now, it is how he keeping his toe down and he is moving forward. Let's get William to do it and pass the ball to William and then he will move forward with his laces. Pass it back to Adam, so when you receive the pass point your toe and then move forward with your laces on your first touch, good. Okay once more, okay good. Okay make sure that we are moving forward, so we are getting weight from pressure.

    Alright, next we are going to talk about first touch soccer training using the inside of the foot.