Pro soccer player, Matt Besler, goes through the proper steps to make a powerful and accurate long throw-in. By using your core and aiming your body towards the target, you should see more effective results.
Matt Besler: Hi this is Matt Besler, pro soccer player and CoachUp coach.
Announcer: Matt Besler
Matt Besler: This is how you do a long throw.
The throw in isn’t just about getting the ball back in play, it can be used as an offensive weapon now.
There’s a big misconception about long throw ins, that it’s all about your arms, and that’s not true. It’s actually all about your core.
What you’re gonna do is, you’re gonna take a big step forward. Kinda wind your body up into a coil.
Athlete: Like this?
Matt Besler: Yeah, just like that. The arms above. Good, and have this tight, it’s all about the core, remember.
Matt Besler: And you’re ready to release like that. Yeah, just like that. You’re gonna aim your body, not your arms, at your target.
Matt Besler: So if you wanna throw it this way, you’d aim your body this way, this way. Wherever you wanna throw it, you aim your body, towards the target.
Matt Besler: So straight ahead.
Athlete: What’s up?
Matt Besler: You’re supposed to stop on the yellow line.