Drill of the Week: Soccer Stop Turn for Kids

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 the Stop Turn, a soccer exercise brought to you by TheDrillbook.com.

Description

The Stop Turn uses the sole of the foot to turn. Shorten the stride to decelerate, then quickly use the sole of the foot to stop the ball and pull it behind the plant leg, pivot quickly, then with the outside of the other foot take second touch to get away from the defender and get the head up.

More: Drill of the Week: Soccer Shoulder Drop for Kids

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.

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For a visual demonstration of the Stop Turn drill, watch the video below or click here.


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TheDrillBook is a revolutionary new platform and mobile app that provides multiple sport player development via fun and engaging games/drills/activities for your child to master critical sports skills and tactics. Additionally as a Parent/Coach you will find robust content on how to teach each sport and valuable modules on nutrition, safety, equipment, leadership development and more. Complete Team Management/Communication, Scheduling and Practice Modules come into play when your child uses TheDrillBook as part of an organized sports team.

TheDrillBook is a revolutionary new platform and mobile app that provides multiple sport player development via fun and engaging games/drills/activities for your child to master critical sports skills and tactics. Additionally as a Parent/Coach you will find robust content on how to teach each sport and valuable modules on nutrition, safety, equipment, leadership development and more. Complete Team Management/Communication, Scheduling and Practice Modules come into play when your child uses TheDrillBook as part of an organized sports team.

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