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Soccer drill procedure

In the animation, the header is done with a run – up. For beginners it is easier to do the heading from a standing position. Start easily and intensify the drill to the diving header, if your players are no heading beginners.


Picture 3 groups. One player of the first group throws the ball to the first player of the second group, who is positioned on the byline next to the goal. From there, the player of the second group heads the ball in front of the goal, where a player of the third group tries to score by heading the ball into the goal. After this, the player goes to the respective next station.


- Widen the distance between the group
- After a while with goal keeper
- Jumping and heading

Soccer coach tips

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Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, (Children’s training), Youth training, Seniors
Minimum group size: 5
Maximum group size: 10
Materials required: Enough balls in the first group, 1 or 2 markings for orientation, 1 goal
Field size: Distance according to group’s ability

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