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Soccer Throw In Rules: What You Can and Can’t Do

While mastering how to do a throw-in is a fundamental skill, it’s just as important to know what you can and can’t do when you take the throw.

As every soccer player knows, there’s nothing more embarrassing than committing an infraction and having the referee call a foul throw because you took it incorrectly or overstepped the line.

Getting it right time and time again is key, and this is highlighted by the fact that on average, there are between 40 and 50 throw-ins during any Premier League match.

To help you master the soccer throw in rules, let’s take a look at what you can and can’t do when lining up to take a throw in soccer.

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Direct Kick vs Indirect Kick in Soccer – What’s the Difference?

When a player commits a foul out on the soccer pitch, the opposing team is awarded a free kick.

This can either be a direct free kick or an indirect free kick, depending on the infraction.

As a player and coach, it’s important to know the difference between the two as this determines how you line up to both defend and attack each type of free kick.

Let’s first take a look to see when each kind is awarded before seeing how play resumes from both a direct free kick and an indirect free kick in soccer.

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How to Cross a Soccer Ball Perfectly (8-Step Guide)

Although learning how to cross a soccer ball seems like a relatively easy skill to improve, it is deceptively hard to master. On any given weekend you’ll see professional players regularly fail to beat the defender, overhit the cross, or play the ball in behind all of the strikers. This is because you not only need to […]

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10 Common Soccer Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

There’s nothing worse than watching a player go down with a soccer injury. But unfortunately, it does happen. When you’re playing an athletic sport like soccer that involves a lot of running, jumping, turning, twisting, etc… injuries are going to occur from time to time. Which is why all coaches, players, and parents should have basic knowledge on […]

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