- Improve your first-touch and reduce turnovers
- Learn the proper technique for effective juggling and receiving
- Set up simple, effective drills that you can perform on own, with a friend or with a parent
- Make simple adjustments and add conditions to your drills to further challenge yourself and increase your skill level
with Brandon Koons, Otterbein University Head Women's Soccer Coach;
Koons has compiled a 187-51-23 (.786) record over his 13 seasons at the helm of Otterbein women's soccer. The program made its first NCAA Final Four appearance in 2010, boasting the nation's top-ranked defense in the process with just four goals allowed in 24 matches. The team finished the 2008, 2009, and 2010 seasons ranked among the top-ten nationally.
Create a personal practice environment that promotes experimentation, creativity and encourages players to develop their individual style!
The 2,000 Touches Series provides creative ways for young players to practice on their own, with a teammate, or with a parent. The videos will inspire players who simply need guidance on what to practice.
The exercises in this video series were specially chosen because they require minimal extra equipment, if any. You will see variations of the exercises that allow parents and friends to help - even if they've never kicked a ball. Demonstrators in the series include boys and girls ranging from 8 to U18.
As you improve, you can do the exercises quicker, longer or under more pressure to challenge yourself and increase your skill level.
This series of exercises begins with simple juggling drills. The drills increase in difficulty by altering the height and patterns. Players are challenged to perform lifts - especially the lifts they have yet to perfect - in addition to catching the ball on the foot, back, and head.
Learn simple and effective two-touch receiving drills. These exercises will challenge your thigh control, head control, and chest control techniques. Throughout these exercises Coach Koons provides expert coaching tips and adds movement and conditions to the exercises for more advanced players.
After viewing the 2,000 Touches Series, players will have everything they need to go outside and get meaningful touches on the ball. And parents will be able to create challenging exercises to help guide their young players toward improvement.
79 minutes. 2012.Soccer Videos