How to coach the Cruyff turn

Drill your young players in the soccer skills of turning while keeping control of the ball to get away from the opposition.
turning drill

Tips to turn like Cruyff

To coach the Cruyff turn, which is obviously named after the brilliant Dutchman Johan Cruyff, get your players to give the move plenty of practice, use lively feet and they will soon be the envy of their team-mates.

These are the steps to follow to complete a Cruyff turn:

  1. Shape your body as if you are going to pass or cross the ball.
  2. But then drag the ball behind your standing leg with the inside of your foot.
  3. Turn your shoulders and your hips so that you are back in line with the ball, then race away.