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What is a stress fracture?

What is a stress fracture?

They're a nightmare for athletes and an injury that you wouldn't wish on anyone: stress fractures. But can they be avoided? What are the early warning signs and how do you treat a stress fracture?

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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.

Learning to how to deal with failure in sport

Learning how to deal with failure in sport

Are you an athlete or a supporter with fear of failure? Let's talk about it in this article.

Muscle strains: how to prevent and treat them

Muscle strains: how to prevent and treat them

From stretches to tears, we take a look at muscle strains and explain what to do if it happens to you.

Sports sections at schools and colleges

Sports sections at schools and colleges

How to combine sport and studies successfully? This is a question with one answer: the school sports section. We tell you how it works.

5 proprioception exercises for more stable footing

5 proprioception exercises for more stable footing

Learn five exercises to strengthen your ankles and knees and improve your proprioception.

How do you warm up for football properly?

How do you warm up for football properly?

In football, the warm-up is a key part of your performance on the pitch. Here's our advice on how to get it right!

Take up football: make it your goal!

Take up football: make it your goal!

Are you looking for a team sport that you can start wherever you want, with whoever you want? Then football is just what you need!

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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Walking football: football without the tackling or running

Still in love with the beautiful game after all these years? Then let us tell you about walking football, the game that lets you keep on scoring into your senior years!

Which position should you play

Football: Which position should you play?

Playing football is great, but playing football in the position that suits you best is even better! A lot of players start playing in one position and transition into others over the years. Do you know which position is right for you?

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Football at home

Football at homeThese three words might fill you with fear at the idea of your little terrors smashing and breaking everything in their paths. But with the right equipment, playing football at home is a great way of having some family fun and keeping your children occupied.

Football: Three things to work on alone or in pairs so you hit form when football returns

Football: Three things to work on alone or in pairs so you hit form when football returns

So you've been missing playing and you're worried you've maybe lost your touch?Staying fit during the layoff is not a problem, but working on your game is a lot harder on your own or in small groups. It's not impossible though.

Discover the game of football

Discover the game of football: its rules and history

Are you looking for a team sport that you can start wherever you want, with whoever you want? Then football is just what you need!

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How to help your child choose their sport

Is it time to sign your child up for a new sport again? See our tips on how to find a sport they'll love.

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KIPSTA MEDIA

What's happening right now at Kipsta? Check out the latest news from your favourite football brand

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UEFA chooses KIPSTA for the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League

KIPSTA will become the official matchball supplier of the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League for the 2024-2027 cycle.

Heading the ball

Heading the ball

Want to work on your aerial game? Watch our video and learn how to head the ball home.

The origin and history of table football

The origin and history of table football

The first versions of table football emerged at the end of the 19th century seeking to transfer the dynamics of a football match into a board game.

How to create a workout routine from the start of the school year

How to create a workout routine from the start of the school year

Wondering how to create a workout routine and stick to it, in spite of all the bustle of the start of the school year? We'll help!

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Kids' football: How to help your child develop their football skills

It's not always easy to help your child work on their game. Whether you’re a football fan, a former player, a sports lover in general or a complete sportsphobe, we’ve got some advice that should help you out.

What is the vVO2max in sport?

What is the vVO2max in sport?

The vVO2max is a very useful indicator for finding your rhythm and improving your running. We'll tell you everything you need to know about the subject. 

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Women's football: what makes a good team player?

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

The 5 benefits of football

Women's 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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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).

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Your child wants to be a goalkeeper. What can you do to help them?

So your little one wants to play in goal and you're asking yourself what kit and which gloves they need to stay safe. We've got lots of tips so you can help them in this key position.

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?

Which sports are best for very shy kids or teens?

Which sports are best for very shy kids or teens?

Is your child scared of meeting new people or of speaking out in a group? How can you stop them worrying about what other people think? Which sports could help them?

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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.

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Women's football: Cleaning and looking after your football boots

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.

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Kipsta products are tested and certified before coming to market

For over 20 years, Kipsta has been creating products for male and female football players at all levels. In this article we present to you the Product Certification Team, who ensure that Kipsta products are tested and validated before they are released to stores.

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THE KIPSTA PROJECT

This is one of those technical skills that no-one who knows football will forget - the Panenka by Zidane - during the final of the 2006 World Cup. At Kipsta, it's a team-developed way of life - our raison d'etreIn this article you will read about the raison d'etre and the key objectives of Kipsta, Decathlon's brand name for football products.

 KIPSTA PRODUCT DESIGNER

KIPSTA Product designer

KIPSTA has been designing products suited to players of both sexes, for all levels, for more than 20 years. Take a look at the KIPSTADIUM in Tourcoing in the North of France. It is the world-wide research and development centre for the design and development of all football-related products under the brand name of KIPSTA.

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KIPSTA IS THE OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE PRO LEAGUE

Kipsta is the official partner of the Pro League. The brand today unveiled its new Pro League OMB to the public.

Kipsta unveils the official Ligue 1 Uber Eats return phase ball

KIPSTA UNVEILS THE NEW LIGUE 1 UBER EATS AND LIGUE 2 BKT OFFICIAL BALLS

The LFP and Kipsta unveil the return phase version of the official Ligue 1 Uber Eats ball, which will make its debut on 28 December 2022.

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.

Why play football?

Kids' special: Why play football?

Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world. But why so much love for a round ball? Read on to find some answers that might interest you and your budding footballers.

Sport-related concussion: understanding and preventing concussion

Sport-related concussion: understanding and preventing concussion

What is concussion, and how can we prevent it? How do you take care of concussion? Discover medical professionals' answers and advice.

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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 [...]

WHEN SHOULD YOU STRETCH DURING FOOTBALL? (Import)

WHEN SHOULD YOU STRETCH DURING FOOTBALL? (Import)

Stretching is an essential part of football and a topic widely debated by footballers. Everyone has their own habits and beliefs! As a result, many popular misconceptions have arisen, which we'll now attempt to clear up by focusing on one question: WHEN should you stretch?

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Women's football: 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 player.We reveal all the benefits that women footballers can reap from playing in different positions.

Playing a one-two

Playing a one-two

One-twos are not the easiest trick to master.Our video will show you how they're done.

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Kids' football: Cleaning and looking after your football boots

As a footballer, your football boots are your tools. Read on for four pieces of advice to keep your football boots in top shape and improve your chances next time you step out onto the pitch.

Advice for football managers

Advice for football managers

A football manager, often called the head coach, is the person responsible for leading a football club or a national team. But what makes a good football manager? What is their job? How to become a good football manager Discover the many tips we co-wrote with our partner Vestiaires Dirigeant.

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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.

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.

Crossing the ball

Crossing the ball

Want to learn how to pick out your team-mates in the penalty box? Work on your crossing skills with our video.

Getting up in the air to head the ball

Getting up in the air to head the ball

Looking to take your heading game to the next level? Our video will show you how to hang in the air and head the ball.

Shooting with the instep

Shooting with the instep

So you want to shoot from distance? In this video we'll show you how to strike the ball with your instep so you can score from long range.

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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!

Taking a direct free kick

Taking a direct free kick

Want to learn how to score from a free kick? Watch our video and you'll soon be turning your direct free kicks into genuine goalscoring opportunities.

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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.

Football: how to take care of your feet

Football: how to take care of your feet

Every footballer must pay particular attention to the feet. Discover a few tips to help you protect them and continue to perform your best on the football pitch.

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Is your child taking up football?

So what do you do if your child has just started playing the game? We've got some advice for you on what boots, bags and balls to buy.

The technical skills you need to make a pass in football

The technical skills you need to make a pass in football

When you play football, do you prefer to pass the ball rather than score a goal? Our video will show you the technical skills you need to make a pass.

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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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Kids' football: So your little one wants to play football in winter?

Playing football in winter is not always easy, especially for young children. It can be hard to motivate a young player to go out and train when the temperature is hovering around zero. Here's some advice on keeping them interested when it's chilly outside

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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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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!

Technical football skills on video

Technical football skills on video

Are you looking for football videos to improve your game? Discover essential technical football skills and improve with our videos.

Why play football?

Why play football?

Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world. But why is there so much passion for the beautiful game? Here are a few ideas that might be of interest.

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Goalkeeper: a unique position

There's no other position like it in football. An essential but isolated figure on the pitch, goalkeepers are often seen as special and unique. But how do you spot a good goalkeeper?

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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.

Wing-back

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.

Hitting a long pass

Hitting a long pass

Hitting a long pass without it being intercepted can be hard. Our video will show you how to flight the ball through the air and pick out your team-mate from a distance.

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WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: 4 stereotypes about women's football

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.

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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.

Dinking the ball over the keeper

Dinking the ball over the keeper

So you're a goalscorer and you want to broaden your finishing skills? With our video you'll learn how to dink the ball over the keeper.

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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.

Backwards flicks and bicycle kicks

Backwards flicks and bicycle kicks

Want to learn how to score with a backwards flick? Our video will show how to master this outrageous piece of skill.

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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.

Our ambassadors and technical partners

Our ambassadors and technical partners

Ambassadors on the pitch, our professional footballers wear Kipsta football boots and goalkeeping gloves when they play. In the process, they put Kipsta products to the test at the very highest level and share their views with our design teams.

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.

Hitting a short pass

Hitting a short pass

want to learn how to play a pass to feet? Work on your short passes with our video.

Sidefooting the ball

Sidefooting the ball

Want to strike the ball better with the side of your foot? Brush up your skills with our video and you'll be stroking the ball home in no time.

Curling the ball

Curling the ball

Want to work on bending or curling the ball? Our video shows you how to put spin on your shots so you can score in style.

Backheeling the ball

Backheeling the ball

Want to make sure the ball gets to your team-mate when you backheel it? Our video will show you how to master this tricky skill.

THE PHYSIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IN SPORT

THE PHYSIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IN SPORT

When it comes to sport, men and women aren't (always) equal. Why? What are the differences? We explain all!

Healthy snacks mean healthy kids!

Healthy snacks mean healthy kids!

Parents are constantly concerned about their kids' diet, and at every stage of their development. What should I feed them? What should I avoid? What should I feed active children? or a fussy eater?

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Football Jargon for dummies

Wandering how goalkeepers never manage to palm the ball away when up against a goal poacher? Welcome to our football jargon.

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Chrononutrition : what to eat and at what time of day

Fancy trying out the new Chrononutrition diet but not sure how to go about it? Necessary or not? We'll tell you everything you need to know.

The 8 best sports video games

The 8 best sports video games

At least one of the sports video games in this top 8 is sure to awaken the sportsperson slumbering deep inside you!

Working through your emotions Sports that can help

Working through your emotionsSports that can help

Do you feel angry, sad, scared or euphoric? It's easy to feel overwhelmed by powerful emotions. Sports activities for finding balance and peace.

Can sport and alcohol go together?

Can sport and alcohol go together?

What effects does alcohol have on your sports performance? Does sport get rid of alcohol in the body? Read on to find out.

Sports breaks: separating truth from fiction

Sports breaks: separating truth from fiction

Are "sports breaks" a good idea? What are its effects? How should you go about the "restart"? Here are some answers from a sports doctor!

The most popular sports for young people

The most popular sports for young people

Sports enjoy a certain popularity among young people, because they are a means of getting together and feeling free. Discover the most popular sports.

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!

The benefits of team sports

The benefits of team sports

What are the benefits of team sports? Which team sport should you pick?

Your child wants to be a goalkeeper. What can you do to help them?

Youth football: Your child wants to be a goalkeeper. What can you do to help them?

For some people the urge to keep goal comes at an early age. We've got some advice on how you can help your little one play in what's a very special position.

The off-side rule - explained once and for all!

The off-side rule - explained once and for all!

Are you still a bit in the dark when the fan next to you shouts "THAT'S OFF-SIIDDDE"? Well, here's the explanation.

What are the benefits of futsal for 11-a-side football?

What are the benefits of futsal for 11-a-side football?

When you come from 11-a-side football, the physical impact is a real trump card for futsal, even though futsal has considerably developed in that area. The other way round, if you have played futsal for several years, there are plenty of benefits for the 11-a-side version.

Women's football at Kipsta

Women's football at Kipsta

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.