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.

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Speed of Play Warm-up

This soccer drill is a great warm-up to sessions relating to the speed of play in a soccer game. Players must have a good grasp of necessary passing and receiving skills to execute this soccer drill successfully.

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The Passing Name Game Warm-up

The objective of this soccer drill is to help young players improve the speed of play by thinking a step-ahead of the play.

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1v1, 1v2, 2v2 - 4 goal game

This 1v1, 2v2 to multiple goals soccer drill puts soccer players in 1v1 and 2v2 situations with multiple goals. 1v1 soccer helps players focus on penetration by forcing the player to dribble to beat their opponent and allows players to make the attack unpredictable through creativity. Your kids will love this soccer drill!

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Lane Spacing and Separation Soccer Game

This soccer game uses lanes to divide the soccer field into three equal areas to teach spacing and separation to young soccer players.

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Dribbling to Beat Defenders, Take on Defenders

The Dribbling to Beat Defenders, Take on Defenders drill is a great soccer drill to teach players to dribble at and beat defenders. It also focuses on other aspects of the game such as passing, receiving, and support. Teaches players to take on defenders.

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Soccer Pass and Move Drill

This soccer passing drill is a great drill to teach players movement, awareness, accuracy, timing, first touch and passing with all parts of the foot. This exercise is a good passing and moving soccer drill.

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Improving Combination Play

The Improving Combination Play drill will help improve combination play as well as switching the point of attack. Use this soccer drill when you are organizing a soccer practice around passing and moving.

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Improving Speed of Play - Passing Drill

This soccer drill is designed to improve the speed of play, decision making, and passing accuracy under pressure.

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Soccer End Zone Game

The soccer end zone game is a great soccer drill that will help coaches focus on all aspects of attacking and defending in soccer. With incorporating end zones into the game, it gives players a chance to learn to attack space behind the defense and allows defenders to learn how to deny space behind them.

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Quick Transition Game

This soccer drill is an excellent way to focus on attacking and defending and is ideal for teaching the basic principals of soccer. The game can be modified to illustrate many aspects of the game.

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