FA Heading guide for youth training

The FA has released updated guidance on 'Heading' recently for youth football. 


  • No heading in training in the foundation phase (primary school children)
  • Graduated approach to heading for children in the development phase U12-U16
  • U18 heading drills should be reduced, to take into consideration the heading exposure in matches
  • Don’t over-inflate the footballs: use the lowest pressure authorised by the Laws of the Game

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