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

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Circle Passing Overlap Combination

The circle passing overlap combination drill will focus on passing, combination play, overlapping, playing with speed, and playing to feet. This combination drill is an excellent passing warm-up drill that can be a great start to a passing practice that incorporates overlapping.
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3v1 Rotating Defenders

This 3v1 game will focus on keeping possession in a tight space. Work on passing, decision making, movement on and off the ball as well as improve communication.
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Circle Passing Combination Drill

The circle passing combination drill will focus on passing, communication, playing with speed, and playing to feet. This soccer passing drill is an excellent passing warm-up drill that can be a great start to a passing practice.
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2v2 Quick Attacking Soccer Drill

This 2v2 soccer drill is a great game to work on quick attacking and defending skills. It is a very fast paced and dynamic soccer game that the kids will love.
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2v2+4 Passing, Possession, Combination

This 2v2+4 soccer drill will focus on passing, possession, and combination play. This is a great small-sided soccer game when you want to perfect composure of players in tight spaces.
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Triangle Goal Game

The Triangle Goal Soccer Game will focus on all aspects of the game such as passing, moving, and finishing. The players will have to work together as a team to quickly off-balance the defender and catch the goalkeeper off guard.
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5 Pass Possession Game

This is a great passing drill that focuses on holding possession and completing a series of passes. This possession passing drill will work on awareness, speed of play, support, and movement to maintain possession.
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3v1 Early Support

This soccer drill focuses on supporting the player with the ball including early support, moving without the ball, and good angle and distance of support.

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Passing to Beat the Defender

This game is to focus on passing to beat the defender. This 2v2 game works on passing and moving and finding open space between the two endline defenders to pass to the space behind the defenders.
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Check-in Passing Warm-up

This passing warm-up drill is a great soccer drill to help with timing and striking a ball while checking in to a pass.
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