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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Passing and Receiving Warm-up

This soccer warm-up drill focuses on passing and receiving and can be used for players 9 years and older. It's a good drill that can be tweaked to focus on any types of passing or receiving skills.

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5v2 Angle of Support Passing Drill

The purpose of this soccer passing drill is to focus on players angle of support, the weight of passes and the quality of 1st touch.

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2v2 Challenge

This 2v2 soccer drill focuses on putting players in 2 vs. 2 situations while attacking the goal. The dynamics of the games works on transitioning, and fitness demands on the players can be intense at times.

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4v4 Playing Wide Out of the Back

This drill is designed to get players to play balls wide when playing from the back, the defensive third of the field. Players recognize that they find more time and space on the outsides of the field and they are relieving the center of the pitch from dangerous play.

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The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game soccer drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This  1v1 drill works on all dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.

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2v2 or 1v1 - Get Outta Here

This drill is a very fast paced1v1 or 2v2 game that focuses on aspects of the small sided game such as dribbling, passing, and scoring.

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Dribble with Speed

This dribbling exercise that works on speed dribbling and getting the ball under control while dribbling with speed.

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4v4 Zone Game

This 4v4 possession soccer drill helps players keep possession for a purpose with short and long passing combinations. This drill also allows one to focus on defensive transition by quickly close down space and eliminate passing lanes.

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2v1 and 1v1 Possession Game

This soccer drill focuses on both possession and penetration. It helps to teach communication and switching the point of attack to keep possession and penetrate the defense.
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Great Attacking Skills

This drill focuses on attacking in a number’s up situation and opening up and finding the attacker in a 1v1 situation. This drill puts much emphasis on good passing, receiving and general possession.
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