Soccer Receiving and Turning Drills

The first touch in soccer is often the most crucial touch when receiving a ball. How you receive a ball will often determine your fate and will most definitely dictate the direction of your attack.

Assure players receive the ball with the proper surface of the foot or body to put the ball in the most suitable space. A touch played in the wrong direction often denies a forward attacking pass and will put the receiving player in a lousy situation.

When teaching receiving, make a note of positive or negative touch. A positive touch allows the player to keep possession while advancing the ball to the attacking team's goal, where a negative touch will not allow the player to advance and often requires a pass towards the player's own goal.

Purpose of Soccer Receiving and Turning Drills

  • Allows a team to stay in posession of the ball.
  • The first-touch puts players in attacking opportunity.
  • Allows players to maintain posession.
  • Allows players advancing towards your attacking goal.

Soccer Receiving and Turning Drills Requires

  • Players to be confortable with the ball.
  • Players must be able to control both flighted and ground balls.
  • Soccer players must be able to command the ball and receive the ball into the required open space.

Browse the Latest Soccer Receiving and Turning Drills

Dribbling and Passing Warm-up Drill

Chris Johnson 2,432 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This is a dribbling and passing warm-up drill to kick off a training session.

4v2 Rondo

Chris Johnson 1,181 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
The 4v2 Rondo is a great soccer possession game to work on passing, angles of support, and movement off the ball to maintain possession.

Three-Cone Passing Drill

Chris Johnson 1,614 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This is a soccer passing drill that will focus on passing and moving after the pass.

Four-Cone Passing Drill

Chris Johnson 1,453 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This is a soccer passing drill that focuses on passing and movement.

Six-Cone Passing Drill

Chris Johnson 1,776 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This is a soccer passing drill that focuses on passing, movement, and awareness after the pass.

Four-Corner Shielding Drill

Chris Johnson 18,971 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This drill teaches players how to shield in soccer. It's a good soccer drill for teaching the basics of shielding.

2v2 + 1 to Two Goals

Chris Johnson 17,169 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This is a 2v2 + 1 attacking soccer game is played to two goals with a free attacker on the end line between the two goals. This game focuses on playing the ball forward to your target player before go…

One-Touch Passing Combination with a Dribble; Series 2

Chris Johnson 14,677 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This is the second series to a great one-touch passing combination warm up soccer drill with light dribbling.

One-Touch Passing Combination with a Dribble; Series 1

Chris Johnson 9,148 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
one-touch, passing combination, passing receiving, light dribble

4v4, Thirds of the Field, Shape and Positioning

Chris Johnson 25,092 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This 4v4 thirds of the field drill is great for improving shape and positioning.