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How To Practice Heading For Beginners And Non-Beginners Alike

How To Practice Heading

Here is a great video with some simple techniques (and even a practice game) for practicing headers.

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Head / Hands – Practice Game

Kid Heading a Soccer Ball

Head / Hands is a game that the kids love that trains heading and awareness. 

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Transition Game Practice

Transition Practice

This practice game helps teams train their attacking, defending, heading, passing, and transition skills.

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Myth: Drills Are Boring, Practice Games Are Fun

Myth: Drills Are Boring, Practice Games Are Fun

I found this tidbit on a now defunct soccer blog, and I wanted to preserve it. Basically he is making the argument that it’s not true that practices should utilize games not drills.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – The Full Bloom

The Elite Phase: The Full Bloom (U-19) Development of functional and team play: Fulfillment of a player’s potential depends on his or her own efforts, the support of teammates and the unselfish guidance of her coach.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Dedication”

U-16 The Dedication Stage

The Fervid Phase: The Dedication (U-16) Development of individual skills – individual, group and team tactics: This is a critical time in the player’s development.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Commitment”

The 4 Phases of Player Development

The Formal Phase: The Commitment (U-14) Development of individual skills – individual and small group tactics: Adult standards and formal rules become applicable.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Romance”

U12 - The Romance Stage

FOUNDATION PHASE: THE ROMANCE (U-12) Development of individual skills — individual and small group tactics: The effect of the role model is very important at this stage of development.

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