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Simple heading (U13-14 game)
HEAD WITH POWER AND ACCURACY
“Jump as high as you can” • “Keep your eyes on the ball” • “Head just below the centre”
You need a goal with a crossbar, rope, string bags and balls. You can set up two or three balls tied to the crossbar and let players have a go during drinks breaks or during warming up sessions.
This is all about learning the right technique to control heading a ball and the way a player connects with the ball. It is an individual practice that will help develop a player’s heading ability without the pressure of opponents.
Players should keep their eyes on the ball at all times and head the ball just below the centre. The hard part is heading it again when it is moving but that is where the match relevant skill comes in.
This is a great fun and an easy way to get used to heading a ball for pace and accuracy rather than just players getting their heads in the way of the ball.
How many players do I need?
Players work their own