As a striker i know first touch are always important , mine is poor , i have been reading up on the forum for the guides to improve it. My shooting is poor too as my ankle are not locked causing the shot to be poor. I can only keep practicing but time is running out as the competition is coming up soon. Sometimes i try hard but still fail. I have some questions below that i want to ask about as a striker.
I really need help on how to run as a striker , i am always running into poor positions. Can running movements be learnt or is a natural instinct that people are born with. Running into gd position at different situations . off the ball movements are one of my weakest links too.
Improving your touch simple: you, a ball, a wall and time. It will take care of itself..
Just pick a guide any guide, and go outside and try to implement
every little point they say. These guides are written by very knowledgable people of which most are still active and just PM them when there is a point you don't understand and they'll help, hopefully.
On top of collin's meaning for eye for goal extending it further, it means you can manufacture a chance when there really isn't anything on. Like you've got a defender up your arse but somehow you manage to make a yard and turn and shoot.
Movements for striker are key as you said. A striker standing still is easy to mark. The big thing you must do is make the defenderr choose whether to look at your or look at the ball. You do this by being on their furtherest shoulder away from the ball. That's what they mean by "off the shoulder" and because they can't see you, they usually make a mistake by taking a touch when actually you tackle them or they let it run to the keeper but you actually get there before the keeper, etc.
Also running into space, expanding on collin's point. There is usually space on the wings. the full back usually push on onto the wingers or they kinda pushed on more than than the centrebacks. You have to communicate with your wingers and your centermid that you'll look to run into that space, diagonally towards the corner flag. This also drags the centerbacks out aswell. Making space for your centermids to run into.
Can you not change teams? If you're not going to get games, you'll not improve as much as if you did.