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).
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.
When you play football your boots are your working tool. Here are four pieces of advice on looking after your boots properly and giving yourself every chance of succeeding when you get back out on to the pitch.
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 player.We reveal all the benefits that women footballers can reap from playing in different positions.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
When it comes to women's football, there is no shortage of preconceived stereotypes. Not physically strong enough, goalkeepers who are just there to fill out 11 on a side, etc. Maybe you've heard them too. Here are the 4 most widespread stereotypes about women's football.
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.
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.
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.
At Kipsta, our products and services are designed to help you have the time of your life on the football pitch. We aim to support you as you train and play so that you can enjoy your passion for football to the full.
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'd only come back to me and say, "This guy's a genius! You need a ball to play football? I'd never have worked that out for myself." Don't worry! I've got other things to share with you and I hope they'll be useful for you.
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.