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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 faith 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

Hot-Box Passing and Receiving Drill

Chris Johnson 129,473 Views Rating 3.29 (17 Reviews)
This passing and receiving soccer drill focuses on small group passing and receiving.

Inside of the Foot Passing Warm-up

Chris Johnson 125,851 Views Rating 3.37 (19 Reviews)
This warm-up drill focuses on passing with the inside of the foot.

6 vs 4 Team Training Numbers

Chris Johnson 104,480 Views Rating 3.47 (19 Reviews)
This 6 vs 4 team training drill focuses on passing and team play. The 6v4 soccer game is great finish to a passing training session.

7v7 Scrimmage

Chris Johnson 97,701 Views Rating 4.4 (5 Reviews)
It's always good to finishing a soccer training session with a 7 vs. 7 scrimmage to focus on team play.

Shooting Agility Drill

Chris Johnson 165,200 Views Rating 3.72 (18 Reviews)
This soccer shooting drill will focus on passing combination along with agility.

Center Mid Passing Combination 1

Chris Johnson 310,333 Views Rating 3.6 (256 Reviews)
This is a great combination passing drill that will help focus on combination play and playing diagonal balls.

Center Mid Passing Combination 2

Chris Johnson 214,609 Views Rating 3.76 (141 Reviews)
This is a great combination passing drill that will help focus on center mid play and playing diagonal balls in the direction they are facing.

Triangle Combination Passing Drill

Chris Johnson 178,518 Views Rating 3.51 (118 Reviews)
This is a passing drill that focuses on combination play in a small area.

Line Passing Overlap Warm-up

Chris Johnson 255,254 Views Rating 3.62 (187 Reviews)
This passing and overlapping warm-up soccer drill will help perfect the introduction of overlapping runs.

Three Person Passing Combination

Chris Johnson 281,782 Views Rating 3.78 (187 Reviews)
This passing combination drill will help perfect passing and combination play and improving player’s fitness level.