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Own Touch and Chesterfield United entered into a long-term strategic partnership that started in the Spring of 2015.  The owner of Own Touch Southside and Director of Futsal Don Hughes is working closely with the Chesterfield United Directors to integrate his Own Touch philosophy and cirriculum into Chesterfield's to enhance their current player development model.

Own Touch Philosophy

Own your  First Touch

(Technical Ability)
The first step of a player controlling their first touch is the ability to juggle a minimum of 100 juggles. Juggling is the foundation for player’s to learn exactly where and how strong to touch the ball with their foot which enables them to keep possession. Juggling is one of the key factors that develops confidence in one’s ability to control the ball which leads to the ability to trap a ball without having to focus solely on the ball.

Own your Last Touch

(Speed and Decision Making)
The ability to control the ball while looking at other player’s allows one to identify options. Confidence in one’s control allows a player to evaluate multiple pass options or shooting opportunities. The same first touch that allowed one to own the ball and evaluate multiple opportunities, will also allow one to play a controllable ball to a teammate or, better yet, a ball to the back of the net. The better the first touch, the faster the next touch will be made. This is one of the key formulas for scoring goals.Own your first and last touch and you will (1) be more confident, (2) your work rate will increase, and (3) you will get more opportunities on the pitch!

For more information about Own Touch, contact Don Hughes, Chesterfield United's Director of Futsal.