By: Wayne Harrison
Provided by: Amplified Soccer
At these young ages, players must focus on many touches on the ball to get great at their technical ability, a great first touch brilliant dribbling and turning moves and passing technique.
When we begin to get them comfortable on the ball, we can then address what later become the most important aspect of the game to teach; soccer awareness training for the "thinking part" of the game.
Much of soccer awareness involves playing one touch to teach each player a one touch mentality. It is not to exclusively teach players to just play one touch.
The following describes what one touch teaches in the long term:
FOCUSING ON ONE TOUCH TRAINING TO DEVELOP THE MIND
So, what does one touch play help to teach?
Not just one touch; that is for sure.
For the individual receiving player it teaches:
For the Attacking Team: