When the ball’s coming fast and low by the goal, a diving header is a great technique to try—even if it does take a bit of courage. It involves diving forward early and striking the ball at the highest point with your forehead. The ball should be headed across the goal instead of flicked. And as you make contact, it’s key to let the power come from your legs and body. This is a fast move that can help you take advantage of a shot when there’s a direct line to the ball and a defender isn’t blocking your path.