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Turning session: turning to create and score goals

Mark Neville, FA youth coach developer, shares a session focusing on turning to produce chances to score goals.

Tactics board

Looking for a bit more detail? Check out Mark's tactics board video for this session.

Coaching tips

You could give points for different types of turns based on difficulty. For example, you could give one point for a scissor turn and two points for a Cruyff turn.

Give the players a go on all the pitches to try a wide range of turns.

Encourage players to consider using disguise, deception, timing, and movement. Get them to think about using these to eliminate players from the game and create better chances.

Get your players to think about scanning and where the spare goal might be.