Junior Ball Skills - Improve Your First Touch

Junior Ball Skills - Improve Your First Touch

Former Villanova Men's Soccer Captain, Luca Mellor takes you through 11 fun exercises that will help you improve your first touch.

Junior Ball Skills - Improve Your First Touch

11 Videos

  • First Touch - 1

    Use alternate feet!
    Every time you drop the ball, start again on the opposite foot.

  • First Touch - 2

    Start with the ball in your hands. Throw the ball roughly 10 feet above your head. As the ball comes down, try to control the ball with your foot so the ball lands gently at your feet. Use both feet and throw the ball even higher to challenger yourself!

  • First Touch - 4

    Find a wall you can pass against. Take a touch to control the ball then pass with the same foot. Use the inside of your foot.
    Perform 5 passes with your right foot then change and use 5 passes with your left foot.

  • First Touch - 5

    One touch passing against a wall. Keep control and use both feet!

  • First Touch - 6

    Control with the inside of your foot and pass with the outside of the same foot. Bring the ball across your body with your first touch. Stay in control of the ball.

  • First Touch - 7

    Keep control of the ball as you control the ball with one foot and pass with the opposite foot. Try to bring the ball across your body with your first touch.

  • First Touch - 8

    Control with the outside of your foot, then pass with the inside of your foot. Use both feet. Keep control of the ball.

  • First Touch - 9

    This first touch uses a skill from a previous video series. The touch uses the inside of your foot then the outside of your foot (big toe then little toe)

  • First Touch - 10

    This drill also uses a skill that was demonstrated in a previous series. This turn is called the Cruyff turn.

  • First Touch - 11

    After 4 wall passes, let the ball run through your legs and turn with the foot you started with. Repeat and change the foot you turn with.