Advice for the Footballer

FOR THE FOOTBALLER

ADVICE

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Staying in shape during the football layoff

How have the last few weeks been for you in terms of sport? You'll no doubt have been exercising in a different way or not as much. With training sessions on hold and gyms closed, sticking at it has not been easy.

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THE LAWS OF FOOTBALL

So you think you know all there is to know about our number one sport? Come and join our team of fans and acquaint/reacquaint yourself with the laws of the game, which are forever changing.

STRETCHING THOSE MUSCLES IN FOOTBALL: WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO YOUR STRETCHING?

WARM-UP MUSCLE STRETCHING IN FOOTBALL: WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO YOUR STRETCHING?

Stretching the muscles and warming up - essential elements for playing football. A subject on which all players have their little pet ideas and habits! There is a lot of 'received wisdom' or folklore in this area so we thought it a good idea to explain best practices in the area of warming-up and muscle stretching, etc.

The 5 benefits of football

The 5 benefits of football

We tell you the five benefits of football for body and mind.

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"Help! My trainers stink!": 10 home-grown remedies

We cannot promise that your feet will actually smell good, because there is probably no such thing as a fragrant foot. But we have dug up a few home-grown tips that have already proved their worth.

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Women's football: a booming sport

Football and women is a love story that is continuing to intensify, with more and more women following and playing the game. We fill you in on the wonderful world of women's football.

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FOOTBALL: HOW TO RECOVER

Read on for advice from Pierre Yves, our physical therapist partner, on ways to recover after football training or a match.

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Football at home for children

Playing football is an experience for sharing with team-mates, so why not enjoy it with the best team of all: your family!

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Managing the close season

This is a vital period in terms of the season ahead and it needs to be managed properly. The way you approach it will depend on the standard of football you play. The model I'm going to propose to you is for amateur football (league/district).

Staying in form during the midwinter break: circuit training programme

Staying in shape during the midwinter break: circuit training programme

The exercises I'm going to show you here will be more effective for footballers if complemented by a running programme. Want to find out more?

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A little bit of history: total football

Today's full-backs attack just as much as they defend, while some centre-halves score more than ten goals a season.But football hasn't always been like that. I'll tell you about a time when defenders just defended and forwards did nothing but attack.

The 5 benefits of football

The 5 benefits of football

How does football benefit your health? Here are 5 benefits of football, for both body and mind.

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The benefits of canoe-kayak

Canoe-kayak is good for both body and mind. It's a real symbiosis between enjoyment and getting fit, and all this taking place in a natural setting [...]

Playing football in the cold

Playing football in the cold

Winter is coming and with it the eternal conundrum of what to wear for matches and training sessions. How do you keep out the cold without sweating too much and without feeling restricted when you move? Here are a few things you might like to think about.

How to be a better defensive midfielder

How to be a better defensive midfielder

Are you a defensive midfielder?Your aim: to stop the opposition from scoring or force them to make a mistake. We have some tips for you on how to improve your defensive skills and excel in the position.

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What to do when your keeper's sent off and you need someone to play in goal.

Your keeper's just seen red. She's off! It's a situation you've no doubt faced before. We tell you how to find the right replacement and avoid a heavy defeat.

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Good resolutions for a footballer

2019 will be the year! More sport, more family, more focus on work...That's great and all, but don't forget the most important thing: football. Here you'll find a few ways to strengthen your relationship with the ball, there's not a second to lose!

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Right/left-sided midfielder: how to get your positioning right on the pitch?

Are you a wide midfielder? We unlock the secrets of the position, your attributes and the skills you need to play in this position for your team.

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Speed, spring and explosiveness in football: your custom training programme

If you're going to hit the ground running when the season resumes, you need to follow a special programme during the break. Here's a programme I've put together so that you can work on your responsiveness, speed and explosiveness.

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Scared of getting injured when football resumes?

So you’re missing your football and feel a bit like a smoker who’s just been told to quit (OK, maybe not, but you know what I mean)? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Have you been waiting for months, telling yourself: “When football starts up again I’m going to play every day”? Then you need to be careful and make sure you don’t get carried away and risk picking up an injury when you get going again. Here’s some advice on what you need to do to stay injury-free when football starts up again (and it will, one day).

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Kipsta and Vestiaires Dirigeants

For this project, the publishing and communications company has paired up with KIPSTA, which also values a close relationship with amateur football, while striving to be useful to its players.

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Enjoying your training when the weather's bad

When the weather's bad and you can't play or train as normal, the coach has to come up with a plan B. How can you turn the situation into an opportunity by playing sports other than football? Check out our advice!

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How to be a better defensive midfielder

Are you a defensive midfielder?Your aim: to stop the opposition from scoring or force them to make a mistake. We have some tips for you on how to improve your defensive skills and excel in the position.

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Keys to success as a wing-back

Long seen as one of those positions no one wanted to play in, wing-backs are becoming more and more important in the modern game. Wing-backs have to both attack and defend, which means they are often the players who make a difference for their team.

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How to stay in shape during the close season and midwinter break

So football's off for its midwinter break and like lots of players you're wondering how you can enjoy the festive season without it impacting on your fitness levels.Here's some advice for you

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Football: How and why to warm up effectively

Warming up is vital in football, especially in winter. Doing it properly reduces the risk of suffering a muscle injury at the start of a match or training session.

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How to avoid being provoked on the pitch.

When you're a striker, provocation is something you have to deal with in pretty much every game.

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Four tips on how to save a penalty

So you're a goalkeeper. Want some advice on how to save penalties? Here are four top tips that will help you improve and become the best keeper at your club.

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Fitness training for football: training drills and programmes

Getting and staying fit for football We've got some examples for you of fitness drills you can do pre-season and over the winter break and for working on your speed and explosiveness throughout the year.

Being the best team-mate you can be

Being the best team-mate you can be

How to bring out the captain in you.How to be a better defensive midfielder. We've got some advice for you on how to be a better player and a better team-mate too.

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Football: what makes a good team player?

"I'd like to play with him. He's a good teammate..." Has anyone ever said that about you in your football team?We tell you the three things you need to become a good teammate on and off the pitch.

Football at home for children

Football at home for children

Playing football is an experience for sharing with team-mates, so why not enjoy it with the best team of all: your family!

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ALL THE POSITIONS ON A FOOTBALL CLUB'S TEAM SHEET

Playing football is great fun. Even better is to be able to play in the position where you can best express your particular abilities! A lot of players start playing in one position and transition into others over the years. Do you know which position is best for you?

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Seven football games you can play in your garden

Football is a universal game and if you're lucky enough to have a garden, then you can keep on playing...

Staying in form during the midwinter break: running programme

Staying in form during the midwinter break: running programme

If you play football and you're looking for a programme that will keep you in shape when football stops for its midwinter break, then you're in the right place.Stay right there! Let's go!

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What makes you a good captain?

What I'm not going to do here is state the obvious and tell you, "To play football you need a ball, boots, shorts, etc."If I did, you might be tempted to say something like, "What a genius. You need a ball to play football? I'd never have guessed.Don't worry! I've got other things to share with you and I hope they'll be useful for you.

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The advantages of continuing to train during the layoff

Finding the motivation to keep on training can be hard when there are no matches on. Is going out for a run, working on your muscles and building your core strength really worth it?

Fitness training for football

Fitness training for football

We've got some examples for you of fitness drills you can do pre-season and over the winter break and for working on your speed and explosiveness throughout the year.

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Work on your passes at home with your child (duplicate)

In this unique time, habits change. Looking for fun ways to train at home with your child or children? I've got what you need....

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Football: how to become a goal machine

Scoring goals is what football is all about. "Oh, really?" I hear you say. "This guy's a genius!" Want to improve your stats and become your team's number one goalscorer? I've got some advice to share with you.

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Five-minute strength workout (lower body)

How about a five-minute lower-body muscle-strengthening workout? Before we get into the details, I should tell you that it will allow you to maintain your muscle mass but nothing more. This programme won't help you squat 180kg. It's very effective but it's not a magical shortcut.

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How to handle your players' egos after a match

Win or lose, when you're a football coach, you have to learn how to handle your players and their egos on a day-to-day basis. We have three pieces of advice that will help you keep team spirit intact.

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Football-based cardio workouts at home

Are you a footballer who's looking to keep up their cardio training and stay in shape? Then these tips are for you.

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What are the advantages of playing in different positions?

Forward, defensive midfielder, wide midfielder, central defender, full back ... there are so many positions and roles to play in football and, with them, opportunities to develop as a playerWe reveal all the benefits that footballers can reap from playing in different positions.

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The good things about being a substitute

You’re gutted! You're on the bench for the next game or, even worse, you haven't even made the squad. Don't panic! We show you the advantages of being a sub and how to come out stronger.

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Preparing and working out for the new football season: your bespoke programme!

Football players are technicians who express themselves as part of a system thanks to their physical and mental abilities. We have a bespoke muscle-development programme just for you.

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Building your football muscles without equipment

This is an early-season session that focuses on muscle development and which you can dip back into over the course of the season. Footballers need to use all their muscles, not just the ones in their legs. You can do these drills in small groups to make them more fun and switch them up during the session.

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Football: the perfect activity for my child during school holidays

School holidays are just around the corner, and you're looking for an activity for your child? Stop looking, we have just what you need….

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Preparing your kit bag for training

Every week, football players have to pack their football bag for training sessions and matches. What do you need to have in your bag?We tell you which essential pieces of kit have to go in there.

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Playing football after you've turned 35

So you're a footballer, your 35th birthday is approaching fast, and you've got no intention of giving up the game you love? Here are our five tips on how to continue living out your passion and enjoying yourself on the pitch.

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How to be a good football coach

Coaching a football team is no easy task. Looking for some advice on how to improve as a coach and keep your job for more than three months? Then stay right here because I've got just what you need.

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How to be a good defender

When you play in defence your aim is to stop the opposition from scoring or to force them to make mistakes.Check out our advice on how to be a good defender

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Five exercises for working on your muscles at home

So you're a footballer and you're looking for an all-round programme to help you build up your muscles? All from the comfort of your lounge or garden? Then stay right here because I've got just what you need.

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