by Erik Imler
In order to create a training session that flows with more positive soccer and provides plenty of opportunity for success, I repeatedly encourage our players to decide how they would like to re-start games after a ball has gone out of play.
Too often, a throw-in leads to another turnover. When I see this happen over and over again, I change the rule to either a kick-in or dribble-in. Immediately, the player on the ball finds success and the game flows at a better pace and rhythm.
Video courtesy to Keep It On the Deck
Is the throw-in being introduced at too young an age? Would youth soccer be better served to mandate the kick-in or dribble-in at the U9 and U10 levels?
Perhaps giving a player the option to make a decision…
- Throw it in?
- Kick it in?
- Dribble it in?
Worth a discussion in my opinion.
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