Welcome to Drill of the Week, a series on ACTIVEkids.com that explains individual and team drills for parents and coaches to help kids improve at the sports they love.
This week's drill is Inside Hook, a soccer turning drill brought to you by TheDrillbook.com.
The Inside-Hook turn uses the inside of the foot to turn and then the outside of the foot to get away from the defender. As the player is about to turn they shorten their stride, decelerate, and in two touches, one with the inside of one foot and one with the outside of the other foot, the player turns and moves away in the opposite direction.
Key Teaching Points
- Decelerate, slow down on approach.
- Protect the ball by keeping your body between the ball and the defender
- Move away quickly into space created after the turn.
For a visual demonstration of the Inside Hook drill, watch the video above or click here.