The Heading Trainer Video Guide

The Heading Trainer Video Guide

Heading a soccer ball is neither a simple skill nor a single skill to be taught and trained. There are a variety of heading techniques that need to be learned by players. Coaches need to be able to recognize and teach the component parts of each type of heading. This video series is designed to help minimize the possibility of injury when heading a soccer ball.

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Heading Into Controversy

Heading Into Controversy

We don't practice it properly or on a regular basis so ‘heading’ gets relegated to the waste paper basket. Then people wonder why injuries happen. Skill is knowledge and rarely do the great headers of the ball get injured because of that awareness & know how.

And rather than banning ‘heading’ in the younger age groups I would suggest that governing bodies encourage the play of Futsal as the main soccer game up to U.12's…!

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The Heading Trainer (and why soccer needs it to exist)

The Heading Trainer (and why soccer needs it to exist)

In order to minimize the chances of players colliding heads during a header, the safest technique for performing a header needs to be trained.  Just like learning any new skill, players need a high number of repetitions practicing proper technique to learn effectively. Here is a solution to this problem in the form of a lightweight ball that maximizes the simulation of a normal ball's flight pattern, and minimizes the sub-concussive impact when heading the ball. 

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