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How to Have a Great First Touch Before You Shoot

Free Soccer Training video focused on How to Have a Great First Touch Before You Shoot. At Online Soccer Academy (OSA) we help players improve through FREE soccer tutorials. We inspire athletes that if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work, anything in life is possible. 

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How to Have a Great First Touch Before You Shoot

Learn how to score more goals in soccer with Chloe Richards!


Key Points:

1 - Take a Big Touch

2 - Touch on a Diagonal  

3 - Touch Forward Towards Goal

4 - Touch with Correct Foot


Exercise to Practice:

For an exercise to practice on your own you will need a few balls, 3 cones and a goal or a fence.

Line the 3 cones in front of you a few yards. The cones act as your ‘middle’. This middle is where you don’t want your touch to go.  

Shooting with your dominant foot, practice taking your touch on the slight diagonal forward without hitting the middle cones. Then run up and get your shot off. Light jog and repeat until you are out of balls. Gather up all the balls and repeat until you are tired. Have fun, but don’t shoot for hours and pull a groin!

After you feel confident remove the cones and have a partner pass you the ball. Take your first touch as your set up touch to shoot. Then shoot! Repeat a few times.

When you feel comfortable taking a touch to your dominant foot, try your weak foot and take a few shots with your weak foot.


What’s Wrong:

If you are not facing the target when you run up to shoot you are probably taking your touch too far sideways. Remember your touch should be at forward slight diagonal. Not sideways.


Bonus Tip:

If your touch is going too far sideways when you use the outside of your foot to take your touch you are probably making contact in the wrong spot. Take your outside foot touch near the outside of your pinky toe instead of the middle part of your foot. This will help your touch go forward on the slight diagonal. Not sideways.

Bonus Tip #2:

Head Up! When you take your touch forward don’t stare at the floor your whole run up like you are buried in a game of minecraft or something!

Instead get your head up and glance at the goalkeeper’s positioning on your run up. Don’t stare at the goalie your entire run up!

But imagine taking a mental photo of the goal when you start your run up. Then get your head back down on the ball.

If the goalie is left, shoot right. If the goalie is right, shoot left. Sounds so easy right? Well, it is easy. It’s just not easy to make look easy. Get your head up and take your mental photo. Make the game easier on yourself by doing what the game shows you.


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