Tips for Solid Heading Skills

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Solid heading skills can help set up a teammate with a perfect pass and a free run at the goal. Use the following advice to help you master your headers.

• Hit the ball with upper part of forehead • Keep your eyes open to see where you're hitting ball • Hit the ball as close to its equator as possible and in the direction of a teammate • Arch your back right before using a header; then thrust your upper body forward to propel head forward to strike the ball • When you know you are going to use a header, go to the ball— don't let it come to you

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Solid heading skills can help set up a teammate with a perfect pass and a free run at the goal. Use the following advice to help you master your headers.

• Hit the ball with upper part of forehead
• Keep your eyes open to see where you're hitting ball
• Hit the ball as close to its equator as possible and in the direction of a teammate
• Arch your back right before using a header; then thrust your upper body forward to propel head forward to strike the ball
• When you know you are going to use a header, go to the ball— don't let it come to you


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