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First-Touch Problem

There is no question that the FIRST-TOUCH, using the INSIDE-OF-THE-FOOT, is the most important fundamental soccer skill.

If that is the case, why is it that most players' FIRST-TOUCH is not very good?
Lack of Awareness
  • Most players we ask rarely say the FIRST-TOUCH is the most important skill.
  • Many youth coaches are new to soccer; most did not play soccer as a child.
  • Most parents and fans don't appreciate the FIRST-TOUCH. Rather, long kicks and fancy moves are cheered.
  • Even if players recognize the importance of the FIRST-TOUCH, their mechanics are often wrong.
Not Enough Time
  • Soccer is a complex, multi-faceted sport. There are lots of skills to develop.
  • Practices can only last so long.
  • Players don’t spend enough on their own developing their FIRST-TOUCH.
Fundamentals Are Boring
  • Very few players in any sport enjoy working on fundamentals. They should be called “bored”amentals.
Can Never be Mastered
  • No professional has yet to master the FIRST-TOUCH.
  • The FIRST-TOUCH can always be improved.

Without a confident and mechanically-sound FIRST-TOUCH, players will never reach their full soccer potential.

Fortunately, Instepper offers multiple solutions.
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