Set Up: There are two pairs of players set up inside of the grid, playing head balls only.
Procedure: Player A plays the ball to Player B, tossing it over the head of Player D. Player B heads it back to Player A. Players B and D then turn around to face Player C. Player C tosses over the head of Player B, and receives the return header from Player D. The ‘defending’ player should go up for the ball in order to provide passive defense. After one minute, the players change places.
- Directing the header
- Clearing headers
Progressions: Move to a large grid and serve a long, driven ball.
- Direct the ball up at an angle as opposed to heading the ball downward
- Keep your stance active, with one foot forward and one foot back
- Bend at the waist and step into the header in order to generate power on the long ball