Heading

Heading is a difficult technique to coach to young players in particular. This section provides some great drills and advice to help you coach defensive headers and attacking headers. We look closely at the techniques involved and show you some fun games to help develop your player’s heading skills.

Like throw-ins, <a href="http://www.betterfootballcoaching.co.uk/Keyword-253-Football-Drills--Skills-Heading">headers</a> continually occur in matches and are a great way to score goals. If you go to the trouble of getting your wingers to <a href="http://www.betterfootballcoaching.co.uk/Keyword-252-Football-Drills--Skills-Crossing">cross</a> the ball into the penalty area, then you want an end product.

Continual heading

Like throw-ins, headers continually occur in matches and are a great way to score goals. If you go to the trouble of getting your wingers to cross the ball into the penalty area, then you want an end product.

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A great way to put your defenders under pressure at training is to get your players to bombard your best three defenders with high balls into the penalty area so they are constantly having to clear them, says David Clarke.

Coping with aerial bombardment

A great way to put your defenders under pressure at training is to get your players to bombard your best three defenders with high balls into the penalty area so they are constantly having to clear them, says David Clarke.

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<a href="http://www.betterfootballcoaching.co.uk/Keyword-253-Football-Drills--Skills-Heading">Heading</a> is about more than just finding the net, so here's a session that rehearses players on how to best execute a header into the path of a team mate, be that in the opposition's box or in your own!

Heads you win…

Heading is about more than just finding the net, so here’s a session that rehearses players on how to best execute a header into the path of a team mate, be that in the opposition’s box or in your own!

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The first goal that really made me sit up and think football was the best game in the world was a diving header. Back in 1972 Leeds United beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final when Alan Clarke scored with one, says David Clarke.

The only time to dive

The first goal that really made me sit up and think football was the best game in the world was a diving header. Back in 1972 Leeds United beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final when Alan Clarke scored with one, says David Clarke.

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