Heading the ball is a skill that can be hugely effective if used correctly, yet is one that many amateur and younger players often shy away from. Developing the correct technique plus making sure the players understand the type of header that best suits the situation is vital to breaking down any reservations players have about heading the ball, therefore making them a far more effective player.
What’s in the Session?
Begin the session with a dynamic warm-up to get your players focussed mentally as well as physically ready for the session. The technical part of the session looks at heading specifically, breaking down the skill, stripping it back to the raw idea of ‘why’ and ‘how’ before building it back up to eventually be taking it into a match-specific scenario. The session goes through each of the following stages:
Complete the session with a conditioned game to develop their skills into a match-specific situation.
We all know that goals win games in football, so in just 6 drills this easy to use session improves your team's 1v1 confidence, attacking passing and counter-attacking ability
To develop and enhance players knowledge and understanding of transition play from attack - defence, and defence - attack.
To develop and enhance players knowledge of how to keep possession effectively in all areas of the pitch in order to exploit the opposition and create goal scoring opportunities.
To develop players understanding, knowledge and application around attacking principles when the opposition are either in or out of balance.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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