A successful throw-in strategy and philosophy relies on movement along with checking-in, thrower awareness, and accurate throws. On most throw-ins, the thrower should have a minimum of three teammates open to receive the throw.
Most kids like a good game of catch. To give players a fun alternative to soccer practice, turn futbol practice into football practice. Pick quarterbacks and receivers and then have them run pass patterns. The only difference is that instead of throwing the ball being thrown, kick the ball.
This is the first in a series of posts about throw-ins. The importance of the \’check-in\’ is shared first. There are many advantages for a player to check-in including greater ball retention and possession by the player and team.