Is Rooney the best header in the game?

The striker's upward explosion ability outweighs his height disadvantage.
Some of the most memorable goals in the history of soccer came off the heads of the game's most aggressive players. Wayne Rooney is no slouch in this category. 

Standing at only 5-feet-9, Rooney wasn't afforded the luxury of some of his taller teammates and opponents.  Instead, he has to work tirelessly at his upward explosion to get power behind his headers. His lower body strength shows through his vertical leap, reaching higher than defenders whose average height advantage over the striker is between four and six inches.

The SKLZ Speed Hurdles are the perfect tool to strengthen player explosion off the ground. Whether it be training on one or two feet, the hurdles improve overall athleticism and ability to maneuver quickly and efficiently. Combined with training on the SKLZ Agility Cones players are able to get the edge needed to reach those high head balls.

Do you think Wayne Rooney's heading skills are in a class of their own? Check out the video and let us know who you think possesses the best upward explosion tactics in the game.

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