Defensive Heading Game
Area 10 x 10 yards
Cones or Flag poles
Supply of Balls
| Coaching Pointers:
Four players are positioned in a grid 10 yards x 10 yards, using one ball. The players are divided into teams of 2. The practice starts with 2 attacking players and (2 defensive players who are restricted to the middle zone). The attacking players attempt to head the ball over the 2 defensive players. Each time they head the ball over the defensive players they get a goal.
If the player heads the ball from their own hands and are successful, they get "one goal".
If they can return a header without catching the ball they get 2 goals. If their patner can return a header it's worth 3 goals etc...
If the players in the middle block, or catch the ball, they now switch roles with the attackers.
First team to score 5 goals wins the competition.
The coach should emphasize the following coaching points:
Stand back and watch how much fun your players are having!