This is a procedure used to evade a defender in order to receive a throw-in. There are many variations to this drill. Players practice this drill to increase their chances of scoring a goal by using loop-back runs to get behind defending players.
1. Three players are used in this drill. The distance from A to B is about 5 to 10 yards and the distance between B to C is about 7 yards.
2. B makes a decoy run to allow player C to receive a throw-in from player A.
3. C dribbles into the corner area while B times his or her run
to get into position to meet the ball on the run.
4. C crosses to B who then shoots at the goal.
Points of Emphasis
Throw-In Loop is a drill designed to trick an opposing defense in order to get a shot on goal. During this drill, instruct players to…
– Be creative with feinting. It’s important to draw defenders away..
– Timing is critical so be aware of everything that’s happening on the field.
As players gain an understanding of the game, further variations include:
1. Using defenders who may not know what drill is being attempted.
2. Add more offensive players for more options.
Motivation / Teaching Tips
Tip #1 – Reward offensive groups that successfully execute the drill.
Tip #2 – Encourage players be creative with their faking.
Tip #3 – Teamwork is essential and everyone must by in sync.