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 game)
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.
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.