Fun And Effective Soccer Turning Drills
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.
Fun Soccer Turning Drills
What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf?
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…
Turn And Shoot
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!
It’s A Knockout
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!
Pac Man | Warm-Up Drill For Kids
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.
Goals Galore | Small Sided Game
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!
Stuck In The Mud | Dribbling Drill
In this fun warm-up game for kids, players will practice their dribbling and turning skills whilst trying to not get caught by the ‘Mud Monsters’!
The Gatekeeper Game | 1V1 Drill
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.
Tom And Jerry Game | Turning Drill
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!
Ball Hog | Turning Drill
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’!
Truck And Trailer | Turning Drill
This turning drill for young players is a great way to introduce some basic soccer turns in a fun game-like setting whilst igniting players imaginations!
Fast And Furious Drill – Turning Drill
In this fast-paced turning drill, players will practice turning with the ball and dribbling at speed.
Dribbling Moves | Warm Up Drill
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.
Pirate Treasure Hunt | Dribbling Drill For Kids
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.
King Of The Ring
This dribbling drill is a fun game to practice dribbling and turning with the ball. It’s ideal for kids aged 8+ and teenagers.