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  • Soccer Drills and Football Drills

    Soccer Drills and Football Drills

    Soccer drills for coaching football in youth to professional football. Technical Drills & Tactical Drills, Small Sided Games, Phases of Play and Functional Training.



    Soccer small sided games to coach both attacking and defending concepts and principles of play.

  • Functional Training

    Functional Training

    Attacking and Defending functional drills for soccer involve training a specific position and role. Training specific demands for certain positions and units of the team.



    Phases of Play are more realistic soccer practices designed to simulate a specific sections of play within a real match. Here we train units and whole team understanding of the principles of play and tactical understanding.



    Soccer players need a combination of aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Positional specific fitness training and exercises are central to modern fitness theory.

  • Technical Exercises

    Technical Exercises

    Technical drills in opposed and unopposed formats to teach the fundamental skills of the game.



    Exercises and routines for both pre-game and pre-practice in order to prevent injury, increase performance and mental focus.

  • Tactics


    Tactical exercises, small sided games and tutorials on football tactics and incorporating those into training sessions.

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Coaching points

There are 2 main techniques of heading in soccer, attacking heading and defensive heading.  These can be further broken down to standard, diving, glancing and flick headers.

Defensive Heading As a general rule, defensive headers should go HIGH, WIDE, and FAR.  So, defenders usually will aim for the bottom half of the ball, while attackers usually will aim for the top half.

Attacking Heading Offensive headers should be as a general rule aimed towards the ground (as ground balls are harder for keepers to handle).Put feet in a wide fencer or boxer stance, with knees bent and weight centered evenly, with a one foot take off for high balls.  Alternatively, use a two footed  (square take off).   

  1. Get in line with the flight of the ball. 
  2. On your toes to do this (shuffle steps).
  3. Keep your eyes on the ball until impact.
  4. Keep the neck stiff, and use the waist/back to move the head toward the ball.
  5. Eyes OPEN!, Mouth CLOSED!
  6. Contact should be made with the center of the forehead.
  7.  If you hit the ball on its bottom half, the ball will go up.  If you hit the ball on the upper half, the ball will go down.
  8. To generate power and distance arch the back.
  9. Bent knees.
  10.  Extend your neck.  The power of a header does not come from your neck muscles. Bend back your entire upper body and then lunge forward to strike the ball.
  11. Keep your shoulders leveled and perpendicular to your aim.
  12. Arms out for balance and protection from other players in heading aerial challenges.


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