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How To Do A Soccer Throw In – Learn Soccer Throw In Techniques And Tips

October 10, 2019

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.


  • Reply Epic Soccer Training December 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

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  • Reply Epic Soccer Training December 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Yeah i'm going to be adding some great extra stuff in there 🙂 should be ready in the next couple weeks

  • Reply Epic Soccer Training December 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    ok cool…i love pulling that move off

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  • Reply Epic Soccer Training December 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    no it wouldn't

  • Reply Epic Soccer Training December 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    yes definitely! I ALMOST made one the other day but the sun was already down too low…couldn't squeeze it in…next time though for sure

  • Reply Epic Soccer Training December 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    yes and actually I just filmed an entire shooting course that I'm going to be putting up in my course as well. 🙂

  • Reply Epic Soccer Training December 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Sure thing 🙂

  • Reply Epic Soccer Training December 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    oh ultimate soccer coaching. Yes that's my buddy's company but it's more for coaches, mine is more for individual players that want to get better and improve.

  • Reply djvagu December 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    great video ! When are you going to one for defenders, showing some defending tips ?
    Thanks !

  • Reply Juan Miranda December 7, 2012 at 12:42 am

    thanks I ended up signing up for epics soccer

  • Reply cristian orellana December 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    my dad told me to learn how to do this great vid

  • Reply Blake Yap December 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Can you make a video about doing back heels with power and how exactly do you do it ?

  • Reply SkittlesVSnickers December 10, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Hola senior:)
    Do I need any fixed distances for the sipped training guide?

  • Reply Argenis December 10, 2012 at 6:10 am

    How do you dribble the ball

  • Reply Luca Russo December 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    that means reffs from georiga suck and i play travel soccer so what the heak

  • Reply 「Julio Bueno 」 January 6, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Which soccer shoes would u recommend for the best grip for soccer ?

  • Reply Shooting Uppal January 21, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    plz make a video about free kicks

  • Reply Joshua_medeiros___ January 25, 2013 at 5:40 am

    Could you do a video of how to header a ball good

  • Reply Sofia Castillo February 11, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    thank u so much..ima play my first game.,.never played never practice never so thanks alot..9they needed girl emergency ..sooooo i was so nervouse i feel ima barf!!..thanks

  • Reply Aaron McGuckin February 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    your doing a great job keep it up

    ill practice them a lot

  • Reply Micheal Tom March 28, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Still waiting for the goalie video… ._.

  • Reply Phoenix6778 April 16, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Can you please do how to juggle!!! I really need help with it.

  • Reply Binkillin91 April 28, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Bless you Chaz!

  • Reply Dan Malonga May 12, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    "It's kinda twerking your body into momentum" …. 2:39

  • Reply ProducerRodneyrobin May 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    if I can give back if you do more to back and from thence will throw you a tip you throw the ball and feather straker

  • Reply Manh Pham May 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Hold on, i got penalised like 10 times during a match for foul throws the ref told me i can't tip toe… The fack?

  • Reply Andy Gramajo May 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Can you make a video of bass

  • Reply Andy Gramajo May 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Can you make a video of basic goalkeeping skills

  • Reply Curro Romero June 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Say football not soccer please

  • Reply MightyStokefan June 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    the best thrower in the world

  • Reply Og Camps July 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    i have this thing for doin a throw in like a basketball shot, i always get called for that its annoyi

  • Reply Og Camps July 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm


  • Reply Junkpunker21 July 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Try playing 4 of his vids all at the same time

  • Reply Josh July 31, 2013 at 3:15 am

    You should make a video on you and your friend crossing the ball and volleying it into the net, mostly just showing us how good you are by shooting, heading, footwork, and skills. Also another video on the bloopers

  • Reply CHEDDScast August 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Ivanovic, Maxi Perreira etc have great throws

  • Reply Oliver Myers August 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    how do you begin
    with your opposite foot

  • Reply Ian Stan October 4, 2013 at 2:18 am

    When doing a throw in, your feet can be on the touch line and it is still a legal throw in. It becomes illegal when one or both feet is completely passed the line. So technically speaking, you can do a throw in with a your heels on the touch line and your toes on the field itself.

  • Reply jnarciso930 October 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I always do that in every games i play

  • Reply kayla47263 October 26, 2013 at 1:36 am

    "Twerking into momentum "

  • Reply Anthony Morales November 11, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Thanks so much I really sucked at throwing

  • Reply SS.TV November 12, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Can you make a video on juggling and how to do what you did in the video at 0:23..

  • Reply Wayne Lou November 15, 2013 at 6:29 am

     Hi Matt.I am 15 now and I just had 2 years of high school soccer training.I play soccer a lot but I had not been trained earlier when i was very small. do you think there's still a chance i can be a pro player?I feel that i am better than the players in our team but obviously those who are in clubs are much better than me. pls tell me what i can do

  • Reply Robert Joseph November 24, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Great tutorial. Very clear.

  • Reply MK Gandhi December 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    hey matt I'm getting beaten a lot at school what do you think i could do

  • Reply Frederik Leyman December 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

    In belgium we learn this at age 6

  • Reply Ste Ven February 22, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Hey Matt…. Thank you very much for this video (Tutorial).. If possible, can you please send me more soccer tutorial videos ??/ my  facebook..Please…

  • Reply Yasmina bitsemir March 13, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Are you dutch? :O

  • Reply Internet Troll May 30, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Soccer sucks football rules

  • Reply Lil Kanker May 31, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Dutch shirt!

  • Reply Aparajeet Gunasekaran June 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

    learnt something abt throwing!

  • Reply Abdulelah Ahmed July 14, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Plz start making goal keeper training vids cuz I'm a beginner goal keeper

  • Reply Minecraftgirl101playz July 14, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I started playing soccer when I was 3

  • Reply Kofi Agyen July 15, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Thanks!Before I Sucked At Throwing But Now I`m Better!:)

  • Reply Juan Camberos July 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    can you do a video on defending I just started the position but I need more help with it. if you can thank you very much!

  • Reply Evan Ploof September 18, 2014 at 11:38 am


  • Reply gus mendez October 1, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Can you make defender video

  • Reply jamie ward October 4, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Thanks slot

  • Reply Hamza & Talha Khan October 6, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Matt explains it so advanced, it's so confusing what he says! Oh BTW Matt is a show off, he lifts the ball up to his hands with skill moves 😛 

  • Reply Josh Pearce October 25, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Can you make a video about how to trick the goalkeeper

  • Reply Bacon Pizza December 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Why do professionals never get foul throws?

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  • Reply Anurag Deshmukh April 5, 2015 at 8:28 am

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  • Reply England April 23, 2015 at 11:40 am

    thanks i can now throw very far

  • Reply Username May 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I just came here to learn more about throw-ins to laugh comfortably at Casillas

  • Reply Elijah Sharp May 23, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Wait…Why do you need momentum if the ball has already left you hands? Please answer!

  • Reply Avada Kedavra June 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Still can't get it right…

  • Reply Squidel Designar August 28, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    you didn't mention about not to twist the body

  • Reply Squidel Designar August 28, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    you showed how to fake throw but some people will fake throw N twist their body

  • Reply Andrew Manbahal October 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    it's not soccer or football… ITS TENNIS

  • Reply Poker Face January 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    this dont make sence,
    the ref call on the amatures but not the pros – WTF ?

  • Reply Hawk Who Knows All January 16, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    They DO Call in PRO Games ……IF your Throw-in is has DUmP has CASILLAs Throw-in vs JUVENTUS at Last Minute..of UCL SEMI-Final 2015

  • Reply olafspider February 21, 2016 at 10:43 am

    nice video! what if my teammate is really close and wants the ball to his feet

  • Reply Aileen Horton February 27, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Can you do a video on how to blast a football

  • Reply ZeNgpedS May 14, 2016 at 7:07 am

    when you do the step and throw your right foot is off the ground. is that legal?

  • Reply connor Farlow February 10, 2017 at 10:25 am

    hey epic soccor traning can you do a vid of how to do a header ive subed

  • Reply LFCEOIN April 9, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    just throw the damn ball!

  • Reply Ronandinhio May 4, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Thanks, I got three foul throws in one game, so embarrassing 😢😢

  • Reply Lewis Antell May 8, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I'm 15 and only started playing football when I was 12. I play for a under 16s side and I'm expected to throw the ball correctly EVERY time. If I foul throw, I look like an idiot. I can throw and get power, but it's the short ones which are difficult. I cant seem to release the ball behind my head but still get it to my teammates feet.

  • Reply Tom Wright May 25, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I always get foul throws

  • Reply Mr beast give me money im poor June 18, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Im still doing wrong

  • Reply Osama Bin Laden September 23, 2017 at 1:18 am

    3:22 👍

  • Reply spoon Wizard62 December 8, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Thx for this, there’s this guy on another team that I play against and he always laughs at me when I make a bad throwing this should help

  • Reply Dipak Timalsena June 3, 2018 at 12:28 am

    How to play as keeper

  • Reply Daniel Caoili June 14, 2018 at 9:25 pm


  • Reply Callum T-B October 17, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Common misconception that your feet have to be behind the line they don’t they can be on it

  • Reply I_am_josh_williams October 22, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    It’s football not soccer

  • Reply Aditya Rizki Auli Dwibangga October 29, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    makasih bro

  • Reply Lavonia Duda February 7, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Thanks a bunch. 👌

  • Reply Limin Kamum February 16, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I want to know the exact releasing position of the ball… The position from where one should leave the contact with ball..

  • Reply Johnnie_IDK March 13, 2019 at 1:49 am

    you suck

  • Reply MsKarl101 April 14, 2019 at 12:01 am

    I still don't get it somehow. But thanks for the video.

  • Reply Mohammad Mohammadi April 22, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks alot,,,, finally i learned it 😉

  • Reply Alex West May 26, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I had a ref call every single one of throw ins last game because I dragged by back foot. What is this shit?! I practiced it for hours I can't just stop something like that for 1 ref

  • Reply Abraham Wario June 21, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Am good to go now thanks

  • Reply Bryan Rojo September 1, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Omg Holland 06 away jersey <3

  • Reply Nicholaus Bell September 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

    My biggest fear in soccer i either according to the refs lift my feet up or alligator arm it

  • Reply Swordser 12 September 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Whenever I do it my arms twist

  • Reply silver2164 October 10, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Foul throw ref!

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