Posted: August 27th 2016

Why do we say to players 'head up'?

When you’re ‘in your head’ or have your head down looking at the ball, you can’t SEE what’s going on around you. And SEEING what’s going on around you is a KEY skill

‘How much space do I have?’

‘Where are my passing options?’

‘Can I beat this man 1 v 1?’

‘Can I score?’

‘Where’s my man (I’m meant to be marking)?’

These are the questions you can answer when your head is up.

Playing with your HEAD UP, allows you to play INSTINCTIVELY and in a free-flowing way (Very liberating)

Not from a ‘script in your head’, which can make players’ cumbersome and poor decision-makers.