- In diagram 1, player A throws to player B who gives the ball back to player A with the inside of the right foot on the volley.
- Once your players have done it a few times with their right foot, player B does the same this time using the left foot like diagram 2 – again playing the ball from the throw-in before it touches the ground.
Concentrate on the quality of the throw-in
Players shouldn’t be put under pressure
How to progress
- You can progress the throw-in practice, as we have done in diagram 3, by adding a defender and another team mate.
- Player A must then disguise his throw, so the defender runs to the wrong player.
Support and move from the throw-in
- Add another defender, as in diagram 4. This time the thrower and his attackers must support each other once the initial throw has been made.
- Player B receives the ball, passes to player C then supports the pass so player C can pass back to him. Or player C can pass long to player A who has run into an attacking position down the wing.
- Alternatively, player B can either play the ball back to player A and set up an attack, or retain possession, and still set up a 3v2 situation.