Soccer throw-ins

Howard At Play

May 28, 2000|By KNIGHT RIDDER TRIBUNE, SUN STAFF

Restarting play on out-of-bound balls requires a throw unlike any skill in other U.S. sports. And field players must help, too, if the restart is to be effective. Here's a drill to improve technique:

The player throwing in can step forward, but at the point of throw must have both feet on the ground. Hold the ball with both hands, and bring it forward from completely behind the head.

The target player, or recipient, must trap the ball quickly and confidently.

Often, the best pass for the target player is back to the thrower, who steps onto the playing field after releasing the ball.

But wherever the target player passes - according to team plays or game conditions - remember to pass, and then move to an open place.

SOURCE: http://www.eteamz.com

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