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Wezerley

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The fastest player is not the one who runs fast, but he who thinks and looks fast (and executes fast ;-) ) First touch is the most important one in soccer. Players have to look for space with their first touch, passing into space, dribbling into space... 

In Belgium, where I come from, the vision/space training method, with accent on first touch, is becoming more and more popular amongst coaches.

Here you have two great and simple drills used in this method:





Focus here is on: playing in 1-2 touches, oriented control, precise and fast passing & looking over the ball. And... the ball has to roll all the time ;-)

Adapt distances and intensity to the age of the players, but U10 to U13 are the best ages to use these two drills. Make you own variations: add f.e. a 1vs1 at the end. 
Cones indicate passing and running lines. Remove them after a while. 

In the first drill f.e. the little triangle marked with cones is a space where the player receives the bal, but (simulation ;-) ) is immediately put under pressure by the adversary. With one touch he gets out of the pressure and plays the ball to the other side (where the space is ;-) )

Try this in your own training and have a look at my YT channel with more drills : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyToGBjScRDydvGprS-nYFA?view_as=subscriber

I'll be posting them also here on a regular base. 

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Time. Space and Numbers. Is very important n today's game. Speed of perception of the player is very much needed. Thanks for your post. You really make a point.
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I have simple drill that I do for this. Play keep away, when you say freeze all player stop and close their eyes, go up to the player with the ball and have them tell you their options. Go to a player that they said was an option and ask them if they got the ball what theirs are. You can ask defenders the same question. I find the players enjoy his game and they learn fast.
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