EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Throw to Pass, Head to Score

Set up

  • Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum)
  • Two teams of four players
  • No keepers

Rules

  • The game is played by throwing and catching the ball.
  • The player in possession cannot move with the ball.
  • This encourages his team mates to make movements off the ball.
  • The player in possession must not have the ball in their hands for longer than 3 seconds.
  • This encourages quick passing and decision making.
  • A goal is scored by heading a thrown pass into the goal.
  • A progression would be to allow players to score by volleying a thrown pass into the goal.

 

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Throw to pass, head to score - part 1

The team in possession in this netball-style game throw the ball to each other…

Throw to pass, head to score - part 2

…looking for an opportunity to head into the goal.

Throw to pass, head to score - part 3

Try giving your players the option to volley the ball into the goal.

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