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An Introduction to Futsal

An Introduction to Futsal

What is Futsal? Futsal is a variant of football that is played indoors on a hard-court floor, smaller than a normal football pitch. It does have similar features to five-a-side football such as the number of players (one goalkeeper and four outfield players) but no...

Benefits of Base Layer				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.75/5							(8)

Benefits of Base Layer 4.75/5 (8)

Base layers look good but they aren't just a fashion statement. Base layers are garments made to purpose with technology to help improve player performance. From aiding in muscle recovery to improving comfort, there are benefits to base layers. Muscle Recovery The...

Stay Hydrated				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	3.87/5							(15)

Stay Hydrated 3.87/5 (15)

There is a reason why we regularly see players utilising stoppages to grab a water bottle and rehydrate during football matches. Being adequately hydrated can be the difference between having that extra bit of energy to get past an opponent or running out of stream at...

Forward’s Movement				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	1/5							(4)

Forward’s Movement 1/5 (4)

This drill is aimed at developing a forward’s movement. There are three demonstrable examples to work on which can produce dynamic attacks for your team: movement with the ball, movement against the ball and offside to onside. Movement with the Ball Form a back four...

Winger Challenges

Winger Challenges

This drill focuses on winger-specific challenges that look to increase a wide player’s effectiveness through individual components including cutting inside, deliveries and running in behind. Cutting Inside   One player in the centre of the field plays the ball to...

Full-Back Challenges

Full-Back Challenges

This drill is position-specific and focuses on challenging the full-backs within your team, honing their ability to cross, block crosses and switch play to add new dimensions to your team. Crossing Set-up two coned lines forming a path towards the 18-yard box Two...

Centre-Back Challenges

Centre-Back Challenges

This drill looks to promote proactive centre-backs for optimum effectiveness through three different components: screening, breaking lines and blocking shots. Screening Set-up the area to accommodate your needs and intended outcome Players at each end combine passes...

Striker Challenges

Striker Challenges

This drill features striker-specific challenges that look to improve and develop a striker’s individual contribution and ability. This is achieved through drills that focus on reactions, running in behind and quick counters. Reactions Litter the box with a number of...

No.10 Challenges

No.10 Challenges

This drill centres around the no. 10 role and looks to strengthen individual aspects of a player’s game in this position to create dynamic and innovative attacks through screening and subverting previous drills surrounding the offside trap and blocking shots....

How To Become A Football Club Secretary

How To Become A Football Club Secretary

cssThe secretary is one of the most important roles in a club or league. The main point of contact for your County FA, team managers and clubs/leagues, the secretary will look after the administrative duties for the club/league. Often, a volunteer who loves the game...

How To Become A Football Club Treasurer

How To Become A Football Club Treasurer

When starting a football team, one of the most overlooked but equally important roles within a football club is the club treasurer. A club treasurer is integral to the smooth running of the club, so you’ll need to work closely with the entire club committee. As the...

The Difference Between Kit Bags and Player Bags

The Difference Between Kit Bags and Player Bags

Match day preparations are an inescapable part of football. Forget the training and tactical side of the pre-match build-up. Instead, think about the arrangements that are made which make the match and its many facets possible in the first place. One of these is the...

Premier League 18/19 Season Preview

Premier League 18/19 Season Preview

It's that time of the year again: we're well into August and the new Premier League season is upon us. After Gareth Southgate restored pride and optimism to a nation following England's first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1990, the domestic season returns with...

Prostar: End of an Era				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	3.92/5							(25)

Prostar: End of an Era 3.92/5 (25)

It is with great sadness to announce that Prostar has officially finished trading. The company boasted over 100 years’ experience of recognising exactly what teams need from a quality sportswear brand. Their incredible value and exceptional customer service helped...

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