EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Throw-in Frenzy

The Rules

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.

Main Objectives

Encourage and improve the use of quick throw-ins to gain an advantage.

Set Up

Area: 50×40 yards with goals. Two 8×8 yard boxes on each side, 10 yards from the goal line
Players: 12
Equipment: Cones, balls, 2 goals

Throw-in Frenzy drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

Each team starts with players in the boxes at the end they are attacking.

 

Throw-in Frenzy drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 2

They try to pass to these players…

 

Throw-in Frenzy drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 3

… and score from a throw in.

What To Call Out

“Can we hit the box?”
“Take it quick”
“Who is showing?”

Progression

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?

Hint

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.

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