A key to a passing team is retaining possession in midfield. Use this session to show your players how to keep hold of the ball in the middle of the pitch. MORE
Throw-in (U7-U14 activity)
“Ball behind your head” • “Feet on the ground”
Line your players up on what would represent the touchline – any line will do.
Get each player to practise throw-ins. You want to see the ball behind the head and thrown forward. Encourage players to keep their feet on the ground as they throw.
Remind players that in a game, the thrower cannot touch the ball again until another player has touched it.
How many players do I need?
Players work individually.
Laws of soccer
At the moment of delivering the ball, the thrower:
Faces the field of play.
Has part of each foot either on the touch line or on the ground outside the touch line.
Uses both hands.
Delivers the ball from behind and over their head.
The thrower may not touch the ball again until it has touched another player.