Pictured above Volunteer Coach Tony Page with the Beckwithshaw Saints Junior Boys Football Club. In this post we speak to Tony Page, Volunteer Football Coach for Beckwithshaw Saints Junior Football Club. For the past 3 years Tony has coached the under 13 boys team, which Human Kinetics now proudly sponsor. We wanted to catch up with Tony to find out more about his experiences and insights as a volunteer football coach. How did you get into coaching? My son, Oli, began playing for Beckwithshaw Saints. At training most parents stood politely in the parent zone. However I couldn’t stand still and used to prowl around the pitches intent on learning and inwardly critiquing what was going on! It was clear there was an unofficial A team and a B team. Oli was in the B team due to his late start into football and this team received much less attention from the pre-existing coaches. I took a keen interest from the side-lines, and whilst I didn’t for one minute assume I could do better, I …
Photo by Pixabay (Pexels) Injury is something which can fill players and coaches with a feeling of dread, potentially hindering performance for both the individual and the team. Preparing the body through conditioning, strength training, and developing power, speed and agility are all key factors in preventing injury in football, ensuring the body is primed and ready for the demands of the sport. However, preventing injury isn’t simply about physical fitness. In fact preventing injury starts before even stepping into the training session. In this post we explore the key aspects of daily training and match routines to help lower the risk of injury taken from Complete Conditioning for Soccer. Sleep It’s probably not news to you that getting enough quality sleep is important. It’s vital for our overall health, but also for injury prevention too. When preparing for a match sleep should be taken into consideration. Pre-match day training should help players return to their baseline levels, to perform close to their optimal standards. This includes the management and care of all fatigue and damage the body …
Agility is an essential skill in football. These agility drills for football will help improve speed, strength, power and acceleration within your team.
Understand the macronutrient intake of professional footballers in this scientifically researched report using six Premier League football players.
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The world’s greenest football club (as recognised by FIFA) Forest Green Rovers have won promotion the English Football league. They are the smallest town to have a professional football club and a Vegan football club
This year we will be supporting the World Conference on Science and Soccer (WCSS) which is taking place at Université Rennes 2, France from 31st May-2nd June 2017.
On 31st March The Premier League launched Premier League Primary Stars, a national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.