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

Four-Corner Shielding Drill new

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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 new

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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

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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

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one-touch, passing combination, passing receiving, light dribble

4v4, Thirds of the Field, Shape and Positioning

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This 4v4 thirds of the field drill is great for improving shape and positioning.

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.