When most people think of throw-in training they imagine that it’s all about long throw-ins towards the opponent’s goal.
Throw-in training of situations where the player is under pressure in his own half or in the middle of the pitch is often neglected, but is just as important.
I have analysed several hundred football games and most teams loose the ball in 50 – 70% of the situations where throw-ins are taken under pressure.
There are three reasons for this:
The players don’t throw long enough, and thus don’t have a large enough target area.
The player taking the throw-in is not aware of the best option for delivering the ball.
The team hasn’t worked enough on ball-retention in their own half.
I can help your team improve all these factors.
The following is an example of how an improved throw-in distance can increase the thrower’s target area: