Those of you in in groups 3, 4 or Girls Only please watch this video!

Control and First Touch


FUTSAL WARM UP (15 – 20 mins)

The first part of the session is 15 to 20 minutes of ball manipulation practice where you will practice three skills to ‘beat a player’ from our Futsal sessions… spend around 5 mins on each skill, then you can tie them all together!
The three skills demonstrated by our ‘mystery coach’ are:
-The Step Over
-The Double Touch
-The Ronaldo Chop
Coaching Points:
⚽ Remember to take little touches before you do the beat the player skill.
⚽ Remember to accelerate away from the player you’ve just beaten!


TAG GAME (5 – 10 mins) Usually you’d have other people trying to catch you in a Tag Game. So for this we had to be inventive! 

Grab 5 objects from your house. Make an area big enough to fit your 5 objects in, now place them 10 to 15 steps away from the base. Time yourself sprinting to all of them, bringing them back to the base one at a time. Remember to go as fast as you can! Then try and beat your time! Variation 1: sprint out, bunny hop back. Variation 2: sprint out, hop back,



To start with we’re working on controlling the ball with different surfaces of the foot and passing it back with the other foot. As Cody does, your first touch should shift the ball to your other foot so you can play off two touches. First, try the inside of the foot to control it, then the sole and then the outside of the same foot you’re going to pass it back with. Do each one for 2 mins!

Now try aerial control, get a server to gently throw the ball to roughly just below your knee, using the inside of your foot, with a soft touch, just cushion the ball down and pass it back to the server with the inside of your foot as it bounces so the pass stays in the floor. Do this for 4 mins.

The final exercise of the technique practice is to use your thigh to control the ball and play it back to your partner on the floor as it bounces. Try and just use two touches!

Coaching points:

⚽ Always be on your toes to receive the ball

⚽ Soft, cushioned touches help to bring the ball under control

⚽ Always try and get your body in line with the ball as it comes to you

⚽ Remember to alternate feet!


Server throws the ball to the
attacker who controls & dribbles to one of
two gates either side him/her. The server then defends against the attacker but must run a round the cone first.

Vary the types of serves so you have to use different ways to control.
Coaching points:

⚽ Try and use the control techniques you learnt before.

⚽ Your touch should be away from the defender if possible.

⚽ Be quick so you beat your opponent to the gate!

Well done guys! We really hope you enjoyed your home practice!

Can you create a 30 second clip of something you’ve practiced and either email it to or even better, get your parents to upload it on their social media with the hashtags #TPFShomepractice & #howsyourtouch and make sure they ‘tag’ us! Also let us know if you can guess our “Mystery Coach” teaching you your futsal skills this week!  You can find our social media info at

Looking forward to seeing your videos!!!