Make a sideline using cones or use an existing sideline on your practice field. Set
up one cone in the field about one yard away. Set up a second cone two yards out
(one yard behind the first) and then another one three yards out. Players line up
on the sideline in a single file line facing the cones and each player has a ball.
Each player takes a turn taking a throw-in and tries to hit the first cone. Players
go to the end of the line after each try. After hitting the first cone a player then
tries for the second cone when it is his turn again. Challenge players to be the
first one to hit the third cone. There can be several lines of this going on at once,
with only two or three players in each line.
Make this a relay race. Each time a player on one team hits a cone, he can grab that
cone and place it on top of the next cone and this becomes the target for the whole
team until a player hits it. The first team to hit all of the cones wins.
For an additional challenge, add more cones or space the cones further apart.
This is a great drill to have set up when players arrive to practice and can join
in. Only count cones as a hit when one is hit by a properly taken throw-in. Players
can get good exercise running after each throw-in taken, before getting back in line,
which is another good reason to have this set up as a warm up drill when practice
Moving Coach Target
Throwing in to a moving target
Each player lines up on the sideline with a ball. The coach runs down the field and
everyone throws in to try and hit the coach in the feet while she is running. After
throwing in, the kids should run to get their ball and run to the other sideline
for another round of throw-ins. Go back and forth a few times to keep them moving.
Have them throw-in one at a time and run onto the field toward the goal for a pass
from the coach and then take a shot on goal.
Younger players think it is fun to do anything where they get to go after the coach.
The more dramatic you are about being hit the more fun the players have with this
drill. Emphasize proper throw-ins with both feet on the ground and keeping both hands
on the ball when throwing.