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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Finding the Target Player

The Finding the Target Player possession passing drill is designed to encourage midfield and defensive players to look up the field to find the "Target Player" and play into that Target player.

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Angle of Support Soccer Possession Drill

The Angle of Support Soccer Possession Drill is a soccer passing drill for teaching young players angle of support and spacing.

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Split the Defenders Passing Game

The split the defenders passing game, soccer passing drill is excellent for a little more advanced player from 10 years old to 14 years and focuses on passing to split two defenders.

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Four Corners Passing Game

The Four Corners Passing Game is a great soccer passing drill to focus on changing the point of the attack, and timing of runs and passes.

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Guard the Castle

The Guard the Castle drill is a great small-sided game that focuses on passing in numbers up situations. This soccer passing game is a fun drill the kids will love it!

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Partner Pass and Move Soccer Warm-up

This soccer passing drill will help you focus and teach a young player how to pass with the correct surface on the foot, how to receive a ball and move after receiving the pass.

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Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations

This soccer passing drill focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. This drill focuses on short and long 1-2's and enhancing movement off the ball.

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Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations Part II

This soccer passing drill focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. This passing combination drill encourages good movement off the ball.

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Four Corners Aggressiveness and Fitness Drill

This soccer drill focuses on aggressiveness in winning 50/50 balls and fitness. This drill will be more beneficial for players under 8 and older.

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Flighted Balls in the 18

This soccer drill is designed to focus on chipping, trapping and shooting inside the 18. If you need your team to feel more comfortable inside the penalty box, you have to practice there.

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