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Five Tips on How to Head a Soccer Ball

By Soccer Concussion, 05/21/19, 12:00PM CDT

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Aim for the center of your forehead just about where the hairline is.

Soccer games for kids continues to grow as it’s just a great sport. Concussions, too, are growing just as fast – not so great! The all important aspect of properly heading the soccer ball has become critical in ensuring the well being of young athletes. Improperly heading the soccer ball can cause serious head injuries.  In order to reduce concussion risk (or any other injury) below are some tips on how to properly head the ball:

1. KEEP EYE ON THE BALL WHILE IN FLIGHT

Many young athletes make the mistake of taking their eye off the ball as it travels through in the air.

Just like catching a fly ball in baseball, the same type of technique applies with winning a header. In many cases, players will misjudge the flight of the ball due to taking their eyes off it as it travels.