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How difficult is it to become a professional footballer?

It’s a question that many of us have pondered, either when we were growing up or when we imagine achieving the dream of playing football for a living – just how difficult is it to become a professional footballer? The numbers show the competitiveness of the professional game. Out of the children who enter academies … Continue reading How difficult is it to become a professional footballer?

HOW TO MASTER THE ROULETTE TURN

HOW TO MASTER THE ROULETTE TURN “The Zidane Pirouette”, “the Marseille turn”, “the Roulette”, “the Maradona”, “the spin move”, “the 360”, “the double drag-back”; the list goes on. This is a skill with many titles, but its most famous namesakes were two of the most influential football players in history. The trick was first introduced … Continue reading HOW TO MASTER THE ROULETTE TURN
How to bend a free kick like Beckham | We Make Footballers guide

How To Take A Free Kick Like Beckham

How to take a Free Kick like Beckham You are likely already familiar with Beckham’s legendary free kick technique, and how he spins and “bends” the ball around the defenders and goalkeeper. It’s not a feat just anyone can accomplish, but with the right technique and discipline, anything is possible. Practice is key for any … Continue reading How To Take A Free Kick Like Beckham
Rabona from the legend Paul Gascoigne, 1991

How to Master a Rabona

HOW TO MASTER THE RABONA KICK As a player you will get lots of practice in your weekly training and matches however, you may not always have the time to learn new tricks and skills at these times. That’s why we have put together a series of guides to help you increase your football armory … Continue reading How to Master a Rabona
Top skills shown at a WMF Holiday Camp - Step over

Football Skills for a 6-8 year old to learn

Football Skills for a 6-8 year old to learn Park footballers, school footballers, playground footballers, team footballers and professional footballers all understand the importance of skills. They are the object of fascination for many children and players as they see idols like Ronaldo and Messi dribble past defenders, skill and drive their way to scoring … Continue reading Football Skills for a 6-8 year old to learn
World's Top Striker? does Zlatan Ibrahimovic go down as one of the best ever after netting his 500th career goal?

9 Top Tips to be a goal scoring striker

This is a popular question we hear at our training sessions and from our players, scoring goals is the most exciting thing about playing football for most children and adults! Goals are memorable moments for teams and even more memorable if you are the one who has scored! It can be hard to describe what … Continue reading 9 Top Tips to be a goal scoring striker
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Girls Talent Identification Event Review

On the 3rd of March, We Make Footballers hosted our first ever Girls Talent ID event in partnership with Chelsea Ladies. Our all-female coaching team energetically managed over 80 girls between the ages of 6 to 13. After a warm welcoming from the WMF team, Coach Evie took the warm-up and the players already started … Continue reading Girls Talent Identification Event Review

Train like a professional!

Train like a professional There are lots of different types of training and training strategies. In our blog on training like a professional, we are going to give you some useful tips to ensure you are getting the most from your training! Rest is important! Whatever types of training you are currently working through be … Continue reading Train like a professional!
England vs the U.S.A

Football In England vs The U.S.A

My name is Alex and I’ve been with We Make Footballers for 2 months completing an internship as part of my studies. I’m a college student in the U.S.A and I’ve always been fond of the UK and its football culture. I got the opportunity to gain further coaching experience with We Make Footballers at … Continue reading Football In England vs The U.S.A

The Peacock Triumvirate – The Success of Sibling Footballers

We Make Footballers are passionate about developing the ability and talent of every player that walks through our doors, Whether a child is playing with us for training with us for fun, or to progress into football clubs through the pathways we provide, our playing style is able to cater to every individual child’s needs. … Continue reading The Peacock Triumvirate – The Success of Sibling Footballers

Soaring through the ranks at We Make Footballers: Meet 19 Year-Old Academy Manager Sophia

With 2000 children currently attending We Make Footballers classes and holiday camps, our focus is to provide professional football coaching to players of all abilities within a safe environment. This can only be done by ensuring that we have the best team of coaches, we do this by investing in our staff and offering them … Continue reading Soaring through the ranks at We Make Footballers: Meet 19 Year-Old Academy Manager Sophia

Secret Arsenal Player Signs Up With We Make Footballers

We Make Footballers are no stranger to the professional football world. Not only do we offer pathways into professional clubs for the children who dream of playing pro one day, we also have academy managers and head coaches who have experience either playing professionally or scouting for professional football clubs. Since the creation of WMF, … Continue reading Secret Arsenal Player Signs Up With We Make Footballers
James with Chelsea

Journey of James Middlehurst

Football Journey of James Middlehurst 2017 has already been such a busy year for us – growing our Head Office team, appearing on national news and growing our franchise network – that we have not been able to congratulate a very special footballer …. James Middlehurst. During Chelsea’s annual Christmas visit to the Chelsea and … Continue reading Journey of James Middlehurst
English vs American Football

Spareroom Ad: NFL Franchise Preferred!

Spareroom Ad: Fabulous, roomy, and modern football stadium to share with the Spur’s, NFL Franchise Preferred! By 2020, there is a possibility of a London-based NFL Franchise playing out of Tottenham’s new £750 million stadium. The stadium is to see its first light at the start of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign. Tottenham Chairman’ Daniel … Continue reading Spareroom Ad: NFL Franchise Preferred!

WMF Talent ID Event Success Stories

Identifying talent in Football can be a tough challenge. From grassroots to elite level there are numerous scouts and coaches who attend games to try and uncover the hidden gem, that no one else can spot. So the resounding question…what should we be looking for? This will differ from club to club and a lot will … Continue reading WMF Talent ID Event Success Stories
Ronaldo vs Messi

5 Reasons Ronaldo Is Better Than Messi

1. Cristiano Ronaldo has made a large impact in two different major football leagues, the Premier League and La Liga. On the other hand, Messi will never leave Barcelona. Ronaldo has done a great job at Manchester United AND Real Madrid – but would Messi perform as well as Ronaldo in the Premier league? 2. … Continue reading 5 Reasons Ronaldo Is Better Than Messi

Freddy Adu: Too much, too young for ‘wonderkid’?

Yeah, yeah, we know, your boy is a bit handy at football. In fact, he’s “special”. He’s had trials with a Premier League club, he’s better than all the other kids – and the coaches think he’s special, too. But I hate to break this to you: he’s not going to be “the next Pele”. … Continue reading Freddy Adu: Too much, too young for ‘wonderkid’?
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Malouda joins Trabzonspor

Former Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has joined Turkish side Trabzonspor, the club have confirmed. The Super Lig outfit announced the deal on their official website, with the France international signing a two-year deal. Malouda spent six years at Stamford Bridge, making over 200 appearances, scoring 35 goals for the Blues as he helped them to one league title, three … Continue reading Malouda joins Trabzonspor
football coaching job in london

Looking for a Football coaching job in London? Read this before you search any further.

There are likely many football coaching job opportunities in London right now – like there always are in this fantastic, football crazy city. The difference between them is that while some will allow you to help develop children’s football skills in a progressive manner and help you refine your own football coaching philosophy, others will … Continue reading Looking for a Football coaching job in London? Read this before you search any further.

Guest Coach Lucia, of Tottenham Ladies, Lends a Helping Hand at WMF Finchley

We Make Footballers are growing quickly, we coach 2000 children across our football classes in 14 different venues. With this many children, we always ensure that we have the most talented, qualified and passionate coaches at every class. We Make Footballers Finchley has been the newest addition to our venues and to launch this location … Continue reading Guest Coach Lucia, of Tottenham Ladies, Lends a Helping Hand at WMF Finchley

WMF Making A Difference

It’s going to take a while. But slowly, football in England WILL change. We can’t wait for the FA to help. We have to do it ourselves. It’s up to us as the new young coaches to address the fact that the previous coaches have failed us but we are going to step up and … Continue reading WMF Making A Difference
Benefits of kids playing football

The Benefits of Football for Kids

There are so many sports out there for kids and parents to choose from and these choices can often be difficult to make. All sports will give your kid transferable skills, however, the most important thing is that children are active and enjoy the sport of their choice as this has a lasting impact on … Continue reading The Benefits of Football for Kids
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5 Massive Benefits of 1-on-1 Football Coaching

It’s no secret that football is the most widely played and competitive sport. With children learning to play football in the playground, at school training, with friends, in local teams or even in professional environments, football is a sport that most children will encounter. The above examples provide ideal environments for children to practice through … Continue reading 5 Massive Benefits of 1-on-1 Football Coaching
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Football Training for Children Benefits

Football Training for Children Benefits We Make Footballers’ football training for children offers many beneficial aspects to your child that attends. Football training for children provides a developmental environment in all aspects. Not solely football skills, but also valuable physical, mental, and communication skills by interacting with other children in a safe and structured WMF … Continue reading Football Training for Children Benefits

Importance of Football Camps for a Child’s Development

I wanted to write why I believe the football camps are so good for children’s development on a social level as well as on a technical and physical level. At We Make Footballers, we are constantly talking about the players who had success with us, whether with a local grassroots club or an academy.  We … Continue reading Importance of Football Camps for a Child’s Development
football coaching job in london

Looking for a Football coaching job in London? Read this before you search any further.

There are likely many football coaching job opportunities in London right now – like there always are in this fantastic, football crazy city. The difference between them is that while some will allow you to help develop children’s football skills in a progressive manner and help you refine your own football coaching philosophy, others will … Continue reading Looking for a Football coaching job in London? Read this before you search any further.

Football coaching in primary schools

Primary School plays such an important role in a child’s development as it is from the age of 5 to 11 that they will be introduced to new activities and challenged on a daily basis through the learning of academic and social fundamentals. Sport and physical activity play a monumental role in their education. With … Continue reading Football coaching in primary schools
Top skills shown at a WMF Holiday Camp - Step over

Football Skills for a 6-8 year old to learn

Football Skills for a 6-8 year old to learn Park footballers, school footballers, playground footballers, team footballers and professional footballers all understand the importance of skills. They are the object of fascination for many children and players as they see idols like Ronaldo and Messi dribble past defenders, skill and drive their way to scoring … Continue reading Football Skills for a 6-8 year old to learn
1-on-1 football coaching

5 Massive Benefits of 1-on-1 Football Coaching

It’s no secret that football is the most widely played and competitive sport. With children learning to play football in the playground, at school training, with friends, in local teams or even in professional environments, football is a sport that most children will encounter. The above examples provide ideal environments for children to practice through … Continue reading 5 Massive Benefits of 1-on-1 Football Coaching

We Make Footballers vs AG Football Academy | Pre Match

“We’re playing a team who will be young and quick but you can’t put a price on experience, which we have in abundance at WMF” – Simon Karrie, Coulsdon & Carshalton Academy Director. We Make Footballers are constantly challenging ourselves to develop as the leaders of football coaching for children of all abilities ages 4-12 … Continue reading We Make Footballers vs AG Football Academy | Pre Match
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Kids Football Coaching for Future

Kids Football Coaching The future of English football is through kids football coaching. This starts with the development of England’s children by qualified/proper coaching. Who better to do so than former and current professional footballers? There are many opportunities to learn from those who have been excelling at football for years. Putting to sleep the notion … Continue reading Kids Football Coaching for Future

Subscribe to WMF

Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel. There are some lovely videos currently on the account and we are adding more day by day! Please send us videos made by your children at professional football matches of the team they support. These videos may include: the trip to the game, the players warming up, the players … Continue reading Subscribe to WMF

Sheen Talent Identification event results

We hope everyone enjoyed the Talent ID event on Saturday 20th January, we thought it was an amazing day, it was fantastic to see so many children passionate and enjoying their football. The results from the trial were as follows: 1 x U7 2 x U8s 1 x U9 1 x U11 1 x U12 Are to be invited back … Continue reading Sheen Talent Identification event results

Where will your WMF journey take you?

#WMFSuccess Stories! In September we launched our #WMFCarshatlon venue and as always we offer all our new customers a FREE Trial which showcases our high quality training! From our initial weeks trial we had great responses and some great sign ups from new parents! Our team of FA qualified coaches have now been working with our players for the … Continue reading Where will your WMF journey take you?
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Improving Football Environment

Creating a stimulating and rewarding environment where your players are rewarded for their personal successes as well as their teams successes. Grassroots footballers need continuous praise to raise the individuals self esteem. This will encourage our modern day footballers to be risk takers and try new skills and ideas in their practices and games. This … Continue reading Improving Football Environment
football coaching job in london

Looking for a Football coaching job in London? Read this before you search any further.

There are likely many football coaching job opportunities in London right now – like there always are in this fantastic, football crazy city. The difference between them is that while some will allow you to help develop children’s football skills in a progressive manner and help you refine your own football coaching philosophy, others will … Continue reading Looking for a Football coaching job in London? Read this before you search any further.
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The Benefits Of Taking Your Child To Live Football Games

Coach Marcelo’s latest 2018 FIFA World Cup trip tells us about the importance of experiencing live football – “The first big game on paper at the 2018 world cup… but we don’t think anyone was expecting a 6 goal thriller!” Coach Marcelo travelled to Russia for a long weekend this June, which was a well-deserved … Continue reading The Benefits Of Taking Your Child To Live Football Games

Guest Coach Lucia, of Tottenham Ladies, Lends a Helping Hand at WMF Finchley

We Make Footballers are growing quickly, we coach 2000 children across our football classes in 14 different venues. With this many children, we always ensure that we have the most talented, qualified and passionate coaches at every class. We Make Footballers Finchley has been the newest addition to our venues and to launch this location … Continue reading Guest Coach Lucia, of Tottenham Ladies, Lends a Helping Hand at WMF Finchley
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Drooling at the Dribblers!

  Let me ask you, what was your ultimate football dream as a kid? Mine was to score the winning goal in a World Cup Final. I would get the ball in the last minute. I would dribble from my goal to theirs, getting past any member of their team who dared to stop me before beating the keeper. My team go wild, the fans explode, … Continue reading Drooling at the Dribblers!

Football skills for a 12-year-old

As children enter their teenage years, they become increasingly aware of the world around them, the people they’re sharing it with, and new challenges arise. Such awareness isn’t just restricted to everyday life but translates to the football pitch as well. The age of 12 is the perfect point to learn new skills. Before reaching … Continue reading Football skills for a 12-year-old

What to look out for when selecting a new football coaching company

In the UK, the FA state that there are over 11 million people playing the beautiful game of football. However, according to a recent article published by The Guardian, there are ‘only 2,769 English coaches hold UEFA B, A and Pro badges’ (not including the FA’s level 1 + 2 badges). This means that if … Continue reading What to look out for when selecting a new football coaching company

Football training ideas for five-year-olds

Coaching and introducing five-year-olds to football is a fun but challenging experience. They’re only in their early years and beginning of their footballing journey. Kids of this age may not have the necessary football or physical skills to do anything too complex. If the coach, game or exercise doesn’t engage them, then it’s possible to … Continue reading Football training ideas for five-year-olds

6 tips to be a great central midfielder

There are many different types of central midfielders meaning you can learn inspirational styles from a range of midfield footballers. The diversity of skills required to master the role make it extremely competitive amongst players. There are action-based players like Paul Pogba who always wants the ball and drives their team on. Players like Andres … Continue reading 6 tips to be a great central midfielder
Football training for 4-6 year olds, with We Make Footballers

Football training ideas for a 4-year-old

So, your four-year-old child loves football and is already dreaming of becoming the next Neymar. But what can you do to help them take their first steps into football and create a positive relationship between them and the sport that will last a lifetime? The answer is by creating a fun training environment, with which … Continue reading Football training ideas for a 4-year-old
Flip Flap / Elastico by Neymar

How to master a flip flap (elastico)

At times, the art of football can be complicated by intricate feints and showcase movements. Sometimes, it’s worth taking a step back and adopting a simpler method: improving your touch and mastery of the ball can be just as effective and helpful when getting past the opposition. All football “tricks” or “feints” have a purpose: … Continue reading How to master a flip flap (elastico)
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What a * Football academy near me * Google search means to We Make Footballers

Typing Football academy near me into Google is a term that has its origins in something deeper than a simple search. In our experience, most cases one of the following scenarios are driving this search: It is the start of a journey by parents into the world of football for their children There has been … Continue reading What a * Football academy near me * Google search means to We Make Footballers
How to bend a free kick like Beckham | We Make Footballers guide

How To Take A Free Kick Like Beckham

How to take a Free Kick like Beckham You are likely already familiar with Beckham’s legendary free kick technique, and how he spins and “bends” the ball around the defenders and goalkeeper. It’s not a feat just anyone can accomplish, but with the right technique and discipline, anything is possible. Practice is key for any … Continue reading How To Take A Free Kick Like Beckham
Rabona from the legend Paul Gascoigne, 1991

How to Master a Rabona

HOW TO MASTER THE RABONA KICK As a player you will get lots of practice in your weekly training and matches however, you may not always have the time to learn new tricks and skills at these times. That’s why we have put together a series of guides to help you increase your football armory … Continue reading How to Master a Rabona

How to master a Step Over

MASTERING THE STEP OVER Imagine this: You’re running full speed ahead, the goal is within arm’s reach, your teammates are screaming your name, victory is so close you can practically taste it. There’s just one problem. A defender is charging right in your direction and is determined to close you down. What do you do? … Continue reading How to master a Step Over
Zidane - now that's how to hit volley

How to hit a volley on the full

In terms of football, not much beats watching a player hit an unstoppable volley into the back of the net, without the ball touching the ground. Seeing the player striding forwards, pause for a moment and finally deliver a perfect shot on goal! The impressive volley is seen as quite a difficult skill to pull … Continue reading How to hit a volley on the full
Flip Flap / Elastico by Neymar

How to master a flip flap (elastico)

At times, the art of football can be complicated by intricate feints and showcase movements. Sometimes, it’s worth taking a step back and adopting a simpler method: improving your touch and mastery of the ball can be just as effective and helpful when getting past the opposition. All football “tricks” or “feints” have a purpose: … Continue reading How to master a flip flap (elastico)

HOW TO MASTER THE ROULETTE TURN

HOW TO MASTER THE ROULETTE TURN “The Zidane Pirouette”, “the Marseille turn”, “the Roulette”, “the Maradona”, “the spin move”, “the 360”, “the double drag-back”; the list goes on. This is a skill with many titles, but its most famous namesakes were two of the most influential football players in history. The trick was first introduced … Continue reading HOW TO MASTER THE ROULETTE TURN
Rabona from the legend Paul Gascoigne, 1991

How to Master a Rabona

HOW TO MASTER THE RABONA KICK As a player you will get lots of practice in your weekly training and matches however, you may not always have the time to learn new tricks and skills at these times. That’s why we have put together a series of guides to help you increase your football armory … Continue reading How to Master a Rabona
New year, new goals

New Year, New Goals!

Setting Your Football Goals for 2016 As our academies Setting goals can be an overwhelming process to start. There are many different directions on how and why to set goals, setting new goals for 2016 are essential to improving. Benefits of setting goals: You will become more enthusiastic and motivated. You will gain greater confidence and self-worth. … Continue reading New Year, New Goals!

Football Food!!

Sport nutrition, diet or food and drink, for football players is becoming increasingly scientific and recognised for its importance in the game of football. This article covers the most important principles of sport nutrition for young players. Why is sport nutrition or diet important in football? Food provides us with energy for our muscles, brain and … Continue reading Football Food!!

Why 1-1 training is making such a positive impact on the modern footballer

1-1 Football Training So what is 1-1 training? This is where our coaching specialists will work with one player at a time (1-1 session.) This type of training method is becoming more and more popular as the demands of the modern footballer increase. At We Make Footballers Carshalton we provide high quality, elite, development #1-1training … Continue reading Why 1-1 training is making such a positive impact on the modern footballer

Carshalton’s 3 ways to up-skill your players as a coach during football training

At our Carshalton football training, we realise as coaches we have many roles. This is the same for every football coach and during your sessions, your role is to manage, organise and coach your team as well as being a mentor, friend, role model, facilitator & delegator. The hardest task for a manager is to get … Continue reading Carshalton’s 3 ways to up-skill your players as a coach during football training

Free Match Play!

Free Play It is a huge problem in the UK.  Children aren’t playing enough on their own.  Due to more cars on the roads, more crime and a rise in the computer game culture – less children are playing together away from adult supervised environments.  They aren’t getting the time to just be kids and … Continue reading Free Match Play!

The Ever-Changing Role of the Modern Striker

It can be tough to keep up with modern football. Such is the speed of its evolution and rotation. Defenders go from stoppers and sweepers to ball-playing outlets and surging threats, central midfield has become a diverse, multifaceted job and wingers don’t bother to cross anymore. UEFA Champions League and international football set the standards … Continue reading The Ever-Changing Role of the Modern Striker

The best football courses for children

The best football courses for children Football training isn’t simply a case of giving a group of children a ball, teaching them some skills and then sending them on their merry way. There are several different types of football courses for children, all of which involve different ways of imparting knowledge and improving players. Good … Continue reading The best football courses for children

Are after-school training programmes right for your school?

Are after-school training program right for your school? After-school football training program are becoming an increasingly popular option for schools looking to maintain extracurricular activities at a time when budgets are being cut even further. Here, we take a look at five of the reasons as to why an after-school training programme with a company … Continue reading Are after-school training programmes right for your school?

Introducing your child to football training

If you want your child to have a healthy and active lifestyle from a young age, then the best way to do it is by introducing them to a fun sport. Some of the most popular sports that lead the way in popularity among five to 11-year-olds are netball, rugby, swimming and football for children. … Continue reading Introducing your child to football training

The best ways to enjoy football as a family

To enjoy football, that’s when you’ve got football mad kids, then why not become a football mad family? More and more families are starting to realise the social and health benefits that watching and playing football can bring to their family unit and as a result, we’re seeing an increase in the number of families … Continue reading The best ways to enjoy football as a family

The social benefits of football for children

Football training for children has many benefits. There are the obvious ones such as the physical exercise it involves which helps to keep them fit, active and learn fundamental transferable skills such as balance, agility or coordination. Mentally, playing football can help improve concentration, engagement, boost mood and reduce stress levels. One area that often … Continue reading The social benefits of football for children

Football training ideas for 10-year-olds

At the age of 10, players won’t be that far away from taking part in proper games which requires a lot of focus and learning how to play in a team, whilst still standing out as an individual footballer. In order to prepare them for that, these football training ideas for 10-year-olds encourage children to … Continue reading Football training ideas for 10-year-olds

Top three Neymar skills and how to do them

Have you ever sat down and watched a Neymar highlight reel on YouTube? You can be there for days looking at all the flicks and tricks that the brilliant Brazilian has produced during his time with Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain and on international duty with the Selecao. It’s these flicks, skills and tricks that make … Continue reading Top three Neymar skills and how to do them

Football training ideas for six-year-olds

At the age of six, children begin to understand football a little bit more. That makes the job of the coach easier as you can begin to introduce more complicated practices into training which will help the players’ development and challenge them in new ways. Of course, the emphasis at this age should still be … Continue reading Football training ideas for six-year-olds

How to take a free kick like Ronaldo

There aren’t many better sights in football than a direct free kick crashing into the back of the net, and there aren’t many better takers of a free kick in football than Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugal captain’s ‘knuckleball’ technique is something that players the world over have tried to copy since he first produced it … Continue reading How to take a free kick like Ronaldo

How to dribble like Messi

There are so many reasons as to why Lionel Messi is considered the best player of his generation. There is his phenomenal scoring record of notching in 10 consecutive seasons. His ability to thread a pass through the eye of a needle. His stunning array of free kicks and spectacular goals that could fill hundreds … Continue reading How to dribble like Messi

How to get your child scouted for football

If you’ve got a football-mad child whose dream is to make it as a professional, then you might be wondering what you can do to try and help them achieve their ambitions. The answer is quite a lot. It should be said though that getting scouted isn’t straightforward, and even once a player has been … Continue reading How to get your child scouted for football

Helping kids learn about different football positions

When you ask a kid what positions they want to play on the football pitch, most will base their answer on who their favourite player at the time is. A lover of Lionel Messi? Then they’ll want to be that free scoring magician up front. If they think that Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is the … Continue reading Helping kids learn about different football positions

After football match recovery ideas

When it comes to playing football to the best of your ability, it’s every bit as important as training, preparation and the actual 90 minutes itself. An effective recovery programme helps players perform to a high standard in their next fixture. It improves fitness, reduces the chance of picking up injuries and as a result, … Continue reading After football match recovery ideas

How to use football to help your child make new friends

One of the most undervalued benefits of playing sport is the way in which it can result in new friendships and an increased social circle. After all, what better way is there to make friends than meeting like-minded people with whom you share an interest? Many friendships that last a lifetime are forged in the … Continue reading How to use football to help your child make new friends

How can football boost my child’s confidence?

Confidence is an important weapon for a child to have as they grow up. Children who feel confident in their abilities and who believe that success is possible are far more likely to achieve highly, because of that self-belief. And when a task or challenge maybe doesn’t go as well as the child hoped, being … Continue reading How can football boost my child’s confidence?

Basics footballing tips

You’ve got a kid who is already showing a love of football, so what comes next? How do you turn that love into skills, talent and hopefully a lifelong affiliation with the sport? There are some basics that are the key to every footballing success story. Here are our five basic footballing tips. Learn to … Continue reading Basics footballing tips

What are the signs of a good football club?

Picking a good football club for your child to take their next steps in the game is one of the most crucial decisions that parents have to make on a sporting front.  Sign them up for a team where the coaching is good and the environment is fun and they’ll love playing football in both … Continue reading What are the signs of a good football club?

Is my child exercising too much or too little?

Is my child exercising enough? In an age where kids are increasingly entertained by computer games, tablets and television, it’s a question that a lot of parents will end up asking themselves. To stay healthy, children need to do three different types of physical activity a week – aerobic exercise, bone-strengthening exercises and muscle-strengthening exercises … Continue reading Is my child exercising too much or too little?

How to get your child out and about

Are you worried that your child spends too much time indoors? You aren’t alone. Two thirds of parents have concerns that their kids are glued to television screens, computer games or tablets when they could be outside playing. Four in ten told a survey by Decathlon that they have to force their reluctant youngsters outside … Continue reading How to get your child out and about

How football can improve your fitness

Not only is football great fun to play, but it can also have huge benefits for your health and fitness. A 2015 study by the University of Copenhagen showed that 12 weeks of football training can increase the amount of oxygen that our bodies can process by 10 to 15 percent and reduce the risk … Continue reading How football can improve your fitness