Diving Header

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.

Heading To Score

A great technique for putting a score on the board, this skill is effective when the ball is in the air near the goal. First you want to face the goal and head the ball down at the highest point of your jump with the middle of your forehead—while using the power from your legs and muscles. Then head the ball harder than the speed at which it comes at you and watch it all the way with your eyes. Just make sure not to over aim or steer into the corners—or you’ll lower your chances of making a score.