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Designed for the Town Players in Essex County

First Touch Skills & Development Soccer Programs aim to provide structured off-season skills & development opportunities for your son or daughter. First Touch was established in 2011 with the mindset to help town players who are serious about growing & developing their soccer skills but also want to be involved with other sports & activities.

  • Our summer program is for those young players who are looking to learn and develop during the summer months at reasonable pricing and by talented coaches
  • The purpose of this training program is to provide quality training for those players who want to keep sharp during the summer months.
  • Each Session will be created for the individual development of each player and will end with small sided game play to help develop the player’s speed of play.

These training sessions are designed to challenge each player individually (technically and tactically), the sessions are age appropriate so they learn and develop the skills needed at a young age quicker, setting a good foundation. Players develop by practicing (repetition), touching the ball with proper technique over & over so they the player is controlling the ball, telling the ball what to do. (Not the ball controlling the player).

Players learn and development best by listening, watching and then doing, which happens at FUN but structured practice sessions. All sessions will consist of lots of touches; our goal is to get all players to have more command of the ball, telling that ball what to do faster, on the ground and in the air. A good FIRST TOUCH, speed of control & speed of mind will help create more explosive and smart player. 

Start date: Monday July 8, 2019  / End date: Wednesday August 21, 2019

Monday: (7-8, 7-15, 7-22, 7-29, 8-5, 8-12 & 8-19)

Grade 1/2 Boys & Girls (U7/U8): 5 to 6pm

Grade 5/6 Boys (U12): 5 to 6pm

Grade 7/8 Boys (U14): 5 to 6pm

Grade 5/6 Girls (U12): 6:10 to 7:10pm

Grade 7/8 Girls (U14): 6:10 to 7:10pm


Wednesday: (7-10, 7-17, 7-24, 7-31, 8-7, 8-14 & 8-21)

Pre-K/Kindergarden Boys & Girls (U5/U6): 5 to 6pm

Grade 3/4 Girls (U10): 6:10 to 7:10pm

Grade 3/4 Boy (U10): 6:10 to 7:10pm


Location: Gates Field, Danvers

Program cost: $69.00

Do not miss this opportunity, sign your son/daughter up now.

To register please visit www.ecyfl.org

click on the registration link and then select 2019 Summer Program

Danvers First Touch Coach Staff:

Michael Blanch (Danvers First Touch Founder, USSF D, NSCAA Level 3, MYSA Select Coach, DYS Director of Player Dev. & Coach Ed.)

Edgar de Leon, M.Ed. (USSF B, NSCAA Adv. National license, Beverly HS Boy’s Coach, BYS Director of Coaches)

Bryan Lee (NSCAA National License)

Nate Lamar (USSF C, NSCAA National License, DYS Director of Coaches)

Eric Chajon (USSF F, Everett High School Boys Coach, MYSA Select Coach, CSCS:Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist)


For more information please contact: 

If for any reason you request a refunded your refund will be prorated and you will be charged a $25.00 cancelation fee to cover administration & transaction fees.