Best U11 Youth Soccer Moves | #52-#56 – 1st Touch

MOVES #52-#56 – 1ST TOUCH


The best thing a developing soccer player can do is develop dominant ball skills needed to master the 1v1 (one verses one) game.

This means getting thousands of touches on the ball to develop deep comfort and control with all parts of the body and feet.  This also means mastering specific skills to keep the ball away from an opponent, move the ball around an opponent, and take the ball away from an opponent.  As a player grows up, dominant ball skills provide the best foundation for developing dominant passing skills.

Younger players can work through each move and skip those which are too difficult.  Older players can work through each move and spend time mastering those which are weak or missing from their game.

Moves #52 - #56 – 1st Touch
1ST TOUCH + Dribbling + Moves + Physicality + Ball Control = BALL DOMINANCE

A skilled player rarely receives the ball and brings it to a dead stop.  This provides a defender too much opportunity to close down on you and tackle the ball.  Instead, a skilled player reviews the field as the ball is arriving and uses a strong 1st Touch to move the ball to a location and at a pace which provides maximum strategic value. 

At a basic level, a strong 1st Touch moves the ball away from pressure and into an open area of the field. 

In particular, the 1st Touch moves listed below are all offensive.  If there is open field in front of you these touches will move the ball quickly towards the opponent’s goal.  

When layered with dribbling and moves, a strong 1st Touch will take your ability to dominate the ball and win 1v1 battles to new level.


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