The ability to receive, prepare, and play the ball quickly and accurately is essential for successful performance at higher levels of play, where space and time are limited and the tempo of play is very fast. It follows that a player’s first touch on the ball oftentimes determines success or failure. An effective first touch should alleviate opponents’ pressure and effectively set up your next movement, whether it be a pass, dribble or shot on goal. Conversely, a poor first touch will immediately put you in a difficult position and decrease the likelihood of competitive success. In essence, your first touch on the ball is ultimately your most important touch, and that the focus of Winning Soccer: Volume #1. Fantastic First Touch illustrates the importance of a quality first touch and provides a series of exercises which focus on improving a player’s initial touch on the ball. This DVD is an essential resource for every coach and player!
About the Coach:
Dr. Joseph Luxbacher has been involved in the sport of soccer for more than 30 years as both a player and a coach. A former professional player in the North American Soccer League (NASL), American Soccer League (ASL), and Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). Luxbacher is the head men’s soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh and has twice been named Big East Athletic Conference Soccer Coach of the Year.
51 minutes. 2007.