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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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How Many Players on a Soccer Team? (Official Rule)

Casual kickabouts with friends (and non-friends) can involve almost any number of soccer players because they’re mostly played for fun. But when it comes to proper soccer matches… You need to follow the Laws of the Game. Teams must have the correct number of players on the pitch. Different age groups and leagues can have their own rules about […]

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Soccer Goalie Rules: Everything a Keeper Needs to Know

The goalkeeper fills a very unique position on the pitch. As such, there are specific soccer goalie rules that all keepers must follow. The biggest difference is they’re allowed to use their hands. But not everywhere… Keepers need to know when and where they can pick up the soccer ball to prevent them from accidentally giving away a penalty […]

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The 17 Soccer Rules Explained (Laws of the Game)

Whether you’re playing, coaching, or just watching from the sidelines… You need to understand the basic soccer rules to know what’s going on throughout a match. And fortunately, the rules of soccer are quite simple! There are 17 fundamental “Laws of the Game” which I’ll discuss below. By the time you finish this blog post, you’ll understand what a […]

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Understanding Offsides in Soccer (Complete Rule Explanation)

Following the latest rounds of games each week, soccer fans around the globe descend into furious debate about whether a goal their team conceded was offside or not. It’s an inevitable scene when it comes to offsides in soccer… And it’s not just the fans either. Even with strict penalties and punishments introduced to protect referees and their […]

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