How to Do a Soccer Throw In Hey guys, Matt here from Epic Soccer Training.
I want to teach you a video that a couple of you guys were asking for and that’s how
to do a soccer throw-in. OK guys. I want to take you through the basics
of how to do a soccer throw-in, teach you kind of what you can do and what you can’t
do. So you can get out there and start doing it correctly. So again what we want to do is start out balls
in hand. We will just pretend that this is the sideline over here. What you want to do
is when you first start out and you’re playing Rec or you’re playing beginner soccer, what
you’re going to want to do is put your feet behind the line. Your heels have to be on the ground so you
can’t I’m sorry. You can move your heels but you can’t lift your feet at all. So you can’t
hop or anything like that or you can’t throw the ball like that. I hope nobody does that.
That would be ridiculous. So again a lot of times, professionals as
well, they usually have they don’t really care. So again just ball has to be behind
the neck and it has to be released in front. OK? So you can’t actually bless you, Chas. You can’t actually have the ball like this
and just kind of throw it forward. It actually has to be all the way behind your neck. So
this is an easy one to practice and you really shouldn’t even have to practice this more
than like five times. But again, so just feet planted. Arch your
back because you want to get power. A good way that I like to hold the ball, it’s similar
to a goalkeeper because I had to teach goalkeepers how to play a lot. I’m going to do a video
for you goalkeepers as well. It’s to make a W. So what you want to do, that’s what’s
going to get the most surface area. Really cock back. Boom! Release it forward. Then when you’re done doing that, you’re going
to probably learn to do where you actually step and go forward and then drag your foot.
So again what I’m talking about, you can’t lift up your foot. Actually Chas, can you
hop over here for a second? If this is a sideline, ignore the goal and
you’re coming through like this. You have to put your foot behind the line and then
you’re going to want to throw and then usually you will drag your foot because you’re going
to be getting the reason you do that is you get momentum. So you’re going to do a little hop and then
drag your foot and then you’re off. That’s something you’re going to learn in soccer
too is your first step should always be moving. When you pass, your first step should be moving.
It’s the same with the throw-in. Again what I like to actually do is to get
even more power. As I do this, I do kind of like this hop where I’m running and I’m hopping
to get more power. So again and the reason to do that is it’s kind of torquing your body
into momentum. But when you first start out, you might want
to just run up to the line, throw it, and then drag your foot. One thing that you need
to learn that I can’t stand when people don’t do this is if you’re taking if you’re Chas
right now, where do you want the ball? Where would you want the ball? Chas: My feet. Matt: At your feet. So don’t sit there and
throw the ball just anywhere at him. OK? A lot of people don’t have the wherewithal to
be able to trap and bring it down really quickly and even if they trap and bring it down quickly,
you’re wasting time; and then the defender is going to be on him. So maybe throw on like
a quick fake which will move the defender over and then boom, right at Chas’ foot. See
how quickly it is he can trap that? Very quickly. So again, that’s something that you can do
as well. So I want to teach you the basics of how to do a throw-in in soccer again. Keep
your back leg down. Make sure that if you’re moving up forward, you’re dragging it and
you’re not lifting it up. You’re going to get called for that unless you’re playing
professional and you could probably just jump in the air and throw it because they don’t
really care anyway. So that’s the basics. So comment, like, subscribe.
Do all that. Let me know. Also, I’m going to be filming a video for those of you that
are in the Epic Soccer Training members area, the guys that got the course which you can
check that out too of how I went from playing just average, being an average player to being
a game-changing All-American and professional player as well. I’m going to do my favorite trick throw-in
for you guys. It’s so awesome. I love it especially if you’re a game-changing player and you actually
want to get the ball at your feet. It’s a really cool trick that you can do. It’s legal.
So I will show you guys that as well. So thanks for checking out how to do a soccer
throw-in and I will see you guys in the next lesson.