Every player should have at least three turns in their locker. These turning soccer drills will help you coach your players to be comfortable executing a number of different types of turn.

This soccer skill will mean your team keeps possession for longer, your players have more time on the ball, and you score more goals.

Turning with the ball

Shoot on the turn

in Shooting, Turning

Turning with the ball is a skill in itself but there should be an end product which is created by turning with the ball – in this case the players turns and finishes by shooting MORE

Win the ball, score a goal

in Attacking, Turning

In matches there are all sorts of situations that face a player – 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and so on. You need your attacking players to take advantage of these situations to win the ball and fire a shot at goal. MORE

How to coach a stop-turn - part 1


in Practice plans, Turning

A stop-turn allows your players to send opponents the wrong way by changing direction quickly and will give them more time on the ball to make a killer pass. MORE

How to coach the Cruyff turn - part 1

Cruyff turn

in Practice plans, Turning

Named after the legendary 1970s Holland international Johan Cruyff, this turn is ideal for losing a defender and creating space in a tight situation. MORE

How to coach disguised turning drills- part 1

Disguised turning

in Practice plans, Turning

This session is designed to improve your players’ ability to receive the ball while under pressure and then be able to use disguise in order to turn away from the opponent while retaining possession. MORE

How to coach safe side receiving drills- part 1

Take the ball on the safe side

in Practice plans, Turning

This session will help you teach your players how to improve their ability to receive the ball while under tight pressure and be able to use disguise to turn away from the opponent without the danger of losing possession. MORE

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