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Throw-in (U7-U14 game)

RESTARTS 2

Throw-in

SCORE FROM THROW-INS

“Ball behind your head” • “Feet on the ground”

Set up a 15 x 15 yards area with a target goal at each end and a 2 x 2 yards square on both sides.

Put one player from each team in a square. The remaining players play a 2v2 to try and pass the ball to the player in the square. Once the ball is passed to a player in a square he can pick it up and “throw-in” to his team mates.

To score a goal, the teams must first pass to the player in the square – his throw-in then releases them to shoot at goal.

If you can get your players to put the ball behind the head and throw, that is a good start. It will be more difficult to get them to keep their feet on the ground but you can remind them.

How many players do I need?

You need six players in a 3v3.

Game play

Look for the ball behind the head.
Throw-ins should be towards a team mate.
Remind players that their feet should be on the ground.

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