A long throw when teams are in the attacking third of the pitch can be as effective as a corner kick or a free-kick. Use this session to identify a couple of players who can perfect the technique. MORE
Two players from each team are put into the boxes at the end they are attacking. The remaining players play in the main area.
To score, a team must pass to one of the boxed players, who catch the ball or pick it up and quickly look to take a legal throw-in.
The attacking team is looking to create a goal scoring opportunity from the throw-in before the defending team can get organised.
Rotate the players in the boxes at regular intervals.
Encourage and improve the use of quick throw-ins to gain an advantage.
Area: 50×40 yards with goals. Two 8×8 yard boxes on each side, 10 yards from the goal line
Equipment: Cones, balls, 2 goals
What To Call Out
“Can we hit the box?”
“Take it quick”
“Who is showing?”
Allow the receiver to play the ball back to the thrower who can then cross or shoot themselves.
The thrower can now join in by exiting the box with or without the ball. How do players react to this?
Before playing this game you might want to make sure that your players are all aware how to take a legal throw-in and give them a chance to show their technique.