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

2v2 with Target Players to Small Goals

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2v2 drill focusing on penetrating passes to a target player to stretch the field and finish on goal.

1v1 Attacking to a Full-Size Goal

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1v1 attacking drill that focuses on beating the defender in a 1v1 situation and finishing on a full-size goal.

Passing Warm-up Drill

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This is a passing warm-up drill that is a great start to every practice and before a game.

4v1 Rondo

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This rondo variation is geared for younger player or players you are just introducing to the rondo training.

Rondo Soccer Drill

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This rondo soccer drill is the rondo at its simplest. This rondo game is great as a warm-up drill to a game, or a drill for your practice session.

Circle Rondo Soccer Drill

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This circle rondo soccer drill is a great warm-up drill before a game, or a drill for your practice session.

Soccer Shooting on the Dribble

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Soccer shooting drill focusing on receiving a flighted ball, quickly dribble on the attack, and finishing with a shot on goal.

Two-Goal Soccer Shooting Training Session

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This soccer shooting training session focuses on receiving a ground pass and shooting followed up with receiving a long ball and shooting on target.

Combination Play Through the Central Midfielders

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This soccer passing and combination drill focus on passing combination play through the central midfielder players.

Finishing In Front of the Goal

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This finishing soccer drill focuses on collecting a flighted serve, knocking it to a forward, and finishing on goal.