The semi-final of the Women's World Cup between England and USA was a great game… and who said crosses had gone out of fashion! Some great technique on show but how about Alex Morgan’s headed winner... MORE
Older players should be heading the ball in matches
Use Tony Carr’s session to coach players once they have become aware of the way a header can influence matches.
When your players get to U10 and U11 this is the age they become strong enough to use heading properly in matches. Having instilled in them the confidence to head the ball at an early age they will move onto more aggressive heading with some good coaching from you.
Use this session to coach players once they have become aware of the way a header can influence matches.
This is a good way to develop heading technique.
Arrange your players into two teams.
You and a helper act as servers.
The two servers continually throw balls to their team who must try to head and knock the balls off the cones. The first team to knock all three balls off is the winner.
Vary the height and strength of the throw – remember you are developing heading skills so your players should be heading hard thrown balls.