Soccer Heading Warm Up Training Drill

Heading Warm Up

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 5-15 min.
Emphasis: Heading, Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • teams score if a player heads the ball back to the pass giver
  • possession changes if the ball is dropped or the other team intercepts the pass


  • player must head the ball to another player (not the pass giver) in order to score
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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