Proficiency

Heading is an under practiced skill as there are few ways to improve eye – head coordination or improved aerial timing.

Often coaches resort to having players pair off with one serving whilst the other heads. This activity makes half your staff redundant whilst also results in some poor service and balls needing to be retrieved. Heading games with goals or nets can be beneficial and fun but it is difficult to monitor progress and the dominant players get more practice. For some teams their sole heading practice is crossing and finishing and although valuable and necessary, for many it will result in few jumping headers and the ball speeds and ball weights may cause discomfort.