Check out these fun soccer turning drills that you can use at your next training session. Turning with the ball is an essential skill that players need to master and that’s why coaches spend a lot of time on soccer turning drills. There are many different kinds of turns in soccer and in order to execute them accurately and at speed, players need lots of practice. Below you’ll find many free soccer turning drills for kids you can use in your coaching sessions to help your players master turning with the ball. Although these drills are designed for coaching youth soccer, they can be easily adapted for use with older players.
In this adaptation of the classic schoolyard game, players get to practice their dribbling skills and can even perfect the drag-back turn whilst trying to escape the big bad wolf! What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf? Set Up The Drill Set…
In this 2v2 turning game, players get the opportunity to practice receiving the ball under pressure with their back to goal before executing their favorite turn to beat their opponent and score!
In this highly enjoyable 1v1 game, 4 players compete against each other simultaneously and try to knock their opponents out by scoring on their goal. Players love the competitive nature of the game and once familiar with it, they will be asking to play it again and again!
In this fun and energetic warm-up game for kids, players will practice dribbling, turning, and passing the ball as well as developing fundamental motor skills. Children absolutely love this drill and will want to play again and again.
In this exciting small-sided game, players get to practice their turning and shooting skills. They will also learn to spread out, keep their head up, and pass the ball to their open teammates whilst scoring goals galore!
In this fun turning drill for kids, players will try to take the ball past the ‘Gatekeepers’ to score points. This drill is great for practicing turning with the ball, dribbling, and shielding with the ball.
This soccer turning drill for kids is a fun game based on the cartoon Tom and Jerry. This drill is great for helping young players practice their favorite turn and dribbling at speed whilst being chased by their teammates in a classic game of cat and mouse!
This fun warm-up game, is a turning drill in which players can practice their turning and shielding skills whilst trying to keep the ball away from their opponents to become the ultimate ‘ball hog’!
In this turning and dribbling drill, players will practice dribbling and executing cuts while navigating a circuit. This dribbling drill is great to use as a warm-up drill when focusing a training session on dribbling and dribbling skill moves.
In this fun dribbling drill for kids, players will pretend to be pirates hunting for some treasure. Players will use inside cuts and outside cuts to dribble the ball around some cones before finding the ‘treasure’ and taking the bounty back to their team. Let’s take a look at how to set up the drill.