One of the single biggest differences between a good and bad player is their touch on the ball. Both in RECEIVING it, and PASSING it. This drill can be done daily in just a few minutes and will build these fundamental

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Here's a great video that players can do in a small area: https://youtu.be/CgsymJy0RJk They can cut the exercise times from 60 to 30 seconds and just do the exercises I've listed below with a 15 second rest in between. (They should be able to do it in as little as 15 minutes!) They should do them slowly enough to do them in 4-feet of space (set the boundry with cones, shoes or whatever they have

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I wanted to start the personal process of development of your players on AND off the field. I know most of your kids fairly well, but I want to make sure I'm aware of any new developments, and get new kids on the same page. Ultimately, I'll be having 1 on 1 meetings with them to focus on those goals beyond soccer and share knowledge I've acquired at leadership institutes and with life and career

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Here's a fun exercise that will help develop your player's touch on the ball very quickly: Hopping on one foot, move the ball through a square of cones placed shoulder width apart. Try to follow the pattern laid out by the attached diagrams, switching feet when the ball goes sideways through the middle of the square so that you are making a double figure 8 with the ball around all the cones in the square.

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