Watch the touch and ability to use all parts of the feet in tight spaces on the pitch from creative players like Eden Hazard and get your players to develop their creative side MORE
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.
A good way to get your players to take the opportunities that come their way when the ball is crossed is to have them practising before the match.
This is a great warm-up to turn your players’ focus to the matter in hand – scoring goals!
- Split your players into two teams, around five or six yards either side of a small flag goal that is about four yards wide.
- Nominate one player to be in goal first.
- Serve a ball for the other team to head at goal.
- Immediately after heading at goal, each player must react and become the goalkeeper.
- Then serve a ball to the opposite team and repeat the process.
- The practice is repeated until one of the teams has scored five goals.