Soccer Heading Drills

The header in soccer is useful to hit higher balls. It's usually combined with elevation and allows the soccer player to quickly push away high balls. To perform a header you need timing, coordination, balance and jumping skills.

Players can use headers even without jumping: in this case it's called a “bunt”, that is a short pass performed with the head, changing the trajectory fo the ball towards a teammate.

Soccer Heading Drills Requires

  • The US Soccer Orginization recommends that only players 11 and older can head without restrictions.
  • 10-year-old or younger player may not head the ball regardless of the age group in which the he or she participates.

Browse all the soccer heading drills here