In structured football, moving into 9 aside and 11 aside football, the ability to head the ball in both defensive and offensive situations is paramount. To become elite, it is imperative to master this skill set. It takes mental fortitude and courage to head the ball but it also takes technique, in terms of timing, placement, body shape before leaping and getting ahead of your opponent. This section provides drills which will enable you to defend using your head, score goals using your head and challenge for 50/50's using your head.