Best U9 Youth Soccer Moves | #1-#2 – Throw-In


The best thing a developing soccer player can do is develop dominant ball skills needed to master the 1v1 (one verses one) game.

This means getting thousands of touches on the ball to develop deep comfort and control with all parts of the body and feet.  This also means mastering specific skills to keep the ball away from an opponent, move the ball around an opponent, and take the ball away from an opponent.  As a player grows up, dominant ball skills provide the best foundation for developing dominant passing skills.

Younger players can work through each move and skip those which are too difficult.  Older players can work through each move and spend time mastering those which are weak or missing from their game.

Moves #1-#2 – Throw-In
The top two moves are both throw-ins.  I know these moves are boring and anti-climactic for number one and two.  Boring as they may be, they are logical choices for a few reasons.

First, you lose possession of the ball on an incorrect throw-in.  This is a considerable penalty – comparable to committing a foul and giving the other team a free kick.  You can also easily lose possession of the ball with a poor throw-in.   

Second, the throw-in can be an effective offensive tool in youth soccer.  If you can put some length and distance on the ball and place it well, the more easily you can create opportunities for your team.   

Finally, the throw-in is 100 percent technique related.  It is quick and easy to learn and the positive benefits are considerable.  Once you understand proper technique for throwing a soccer ball into the field of play you will never lift that back foot again. 

NOTE:  Working on throw-ins will not help you develop dominant ball skills.  However, these are easy moves to learn.  Learn them quickly and then move on to the skills needed to master the 1v1 game.    

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Best U9 Youth Soccer Moves (Link Below)

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