How to Head a Soccer Ball 
How to Head a Soccer Ball
by eHow / Mark Wilson
Video Lecture 3 of 7
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Date Added: July 14, 2009

Lecture Description

In this video lesson, Expert Mark Wilson teaches how to shoot powerful headers by hitting the soccer ball with the top of your forehead near the hairline.

MARK WILSON: "Hi! I'm Mark Wilson from United Soccer Academy. We are here today with Expert Village and we are talking about shooting. The more specific way we are now going to take a look on how we shoot using our head. So we are actually heading our ball to try to create a scoring opportunity. It's important that we get power when we head the ball. Otherwise is going to be a easy ball for the goal keeper to collect. To get power, when we head the ball, we have to use the right part of the head to strike the ball. We want the ball to go down, we do not want the ball to go up. So if we look at the ball here, as I head that ball, I want to use my forehead right around where my hairline is. That is the hardest part of my head. I want to try to tuck my chin in and use my shoulders or my neck muscles to strike the ball down towards the goal. Let's show it with our demonstrators and see if we can score some goals. And I showed my demonstrators, we can score with not just with our feet we can also score with our head, using the power of our forehead, neck muscles to strike through the ball."

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Course Description

In this beginner soccer skills video series, Soccer Expert Mark Wilson gives 7 video lessons on How To Kick a Soccer Ball. Get ball shooting tips and moves to improve your game. This expert soccer coach will show you how to shoot with power, how to do a header, how to swerve, how to shoot a tight angle shot and more.


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