Small sided game where players compete on a small pitch and score only with a header.
Soccer Heading Drills
Aim: To improve attacking heading techniques
Suitable for: U11’s and upwards
Equipment: Marked area appropriate size for age, balls and cones
Organisation: Players set up as shown in the video and diagram. 3 v 3, small goals, no goalkeepers. Small sided possession game. Normal rules apply but players can only score with a header.
To allow for success an area can be marked near each goal where defenders can not go in to so the forward has a free header.
- Use bigger goals to guarantee success
- Add goalkeepers
- Timing of the header
- Direction of the header
- Communication between the players