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Football training tips: Refuelling with protein

13 Nov 17

Walk into any Premier League dressing room on training or match days, and you will find tables covered in supplements for players. Drinks, bars and gels are three of the most popular items football players...

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Football coaches: Australia hopes to tame behaviour with new card system

7 Nov 17

Recently, we wrote about the English Football Association trialling new rules for grassroots football. The idea behind the new rules is to help player development and improve player enjoyment.


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Staying fit during football season

30 Oct 17

Staying fit during football season my seem simple, but it really isn't. You may think you are completely fit just playing matches each week and going through training. However, that isn't necessarily true....

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Can new ideas and match rules change youth football in England?

23 Oct 17

Last week, the English FA unveiled some new rules that will be trialled in the Manchester area. The rules will give grassroots football in the region a new look. It is hoped the rules can improve the game...

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The 10,000 touches football training session

16 Oct 17

Repetition with football touches "leads to habitual patterns of play, and techniques to a point where complexities becomes simple". That is the idea behind the method of young football players completing...

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Football fitness: Do you cover the distance of a Premier League player?

9 Oct 17

Football fitness is one of the most important aspects of a player's game. You may have great ball skills, but coaches will see through your game if your fitness isn't up to scratch. At a football trial,...

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Jack Harrison: Role model for young football players

5 Oct 17

Jack Harrison is a name many may not know. The 20-year-old is currently playing for Major League Soccer team New York City FC. But Harrison has roots in England and once dreamed of playing for Manchester...

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Preventing Knee injuries in football – Part 1

2 Oct 17

Knee injuries in football are one of the most common injuries players experience. According to, knee injuries are often found in young players. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a tendon...

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Kylian Mbappe: From failed Chelsea trial to turning down Real Madrid

25 Sep 17

When the 2016-17 French football season started, Kylian Mbappe was not a player expected to crack Monaco's first team starting XI. In less than 12 months, the striker became the most sought after young...

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Parents and players must beware of promises from football agents

22 Sep 17

Every year, thousands of young football players are signed to contracts by football agents who make promises of fame and fortune. A large number of agents are able to facilitate players gaining trials...

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Ways to improve your chances of becoming a professional football player – Part 1

18 Sep 17

Natural talent is always important when anyone attempts to become a professional football player. However, that is not the only thing that players need to be successful. Yes, talent does go a long way...

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Successful Football Players: 3 Players Who Found Success After Years of Struggle

11 Sep 17

Becoming a successful football player doesn't happen over night. Although there are those football players like Paul Pogba and Delle Alli who turn heads at a young age, and quickly become overnight sensations,...

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