Receiving & Turning in Soccer Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Teach your students how to receive a soccer ball and turn to play correctly with this lesson plan. Students will start off learning the basics of these two moves, then practice with a few drills.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain how to properly receive a soccer ball when passed
  • demonstrate understanding of a proper turn in soccer


1 hour

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


  • Soccer balls
  • White board and marker
  • Cones

Key Vocabulary

  • Pass
  • Receive
  • Turn
  • Attack player

Warm-Up and Preparation

  • Gather students together and review any concepts you already taught regarding soccer, such as proper methods to kick.
  • Tell students they will be learning how to receive the ball and turn around on the pitch, or field.
  • Now warm students up by doing some stretches and short running drills.

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