Love this one. You need a field and 3 goals, but hey, we can always improvise! We spent many sessions shooting at equipment bags, benches or cones.
First touch; receiving and or trapping a ball while in play. First touch is important in controlling a ball or gathering a loose ball. Developing this skill will buy time on the ball as well as speed up play and help players make better decision on the ball.
A great way to develop a first touch while training by yourself is by juggling.
Using a brasilian futebol (www.brasilianfutebol.com) will enhance touch andand eye-foot coordination. A good drill that works on “First Touch” is what we call ”Three touch and a knock”: While juggling a ball kick it 10 to 15 feet in the air, and with your “first touch” control the ball with one soft touch, trying to keep the ball below your waist, then use one to two touches to adjust and compose yourself and gain control of the ball, then knock it 10 to 15 feet in the air again. Repeat this process. Work on controlling the ball with your first touch after you have “knocked” it into the air, then use the other touches to manipulate the ball so you can “knock” it accurately into the air again. Progress to a three touch rotation (Knock -control- touch – knock -control- touch, repeat..) and then a two touch knock-control-knock, repeat) This exercise will help to develop “first touch”.