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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
football birthday parties for girls and boys

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’?
Malouda

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

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
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
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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 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

Helping Zakari!

Nathaniel Wright who attends We Make Footballers Isleworth is helping to raise money for a family relative. We want to support him do that. See Zakari’s story below: Hi all my name is Zakari, I am 10 years old living in West London.  I have an inquisitive character and everyone says I’m very cheeky with an … Continue reading Helping Zakari!
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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!
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
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

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!

Tzatziki Taka Football

Disgusting chants and tribalism, cheating and aggression. As football is all too often surrounded by misery and is increasingly treated as a cash cow rather than the people’s game, it is easily forgotten why we love the whole damn thing in the first place.  Then something like this happens and it’s like falling in love with … Continue reading Tzatziki Taka Football
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

Key to Barca’s Perfection

Barcelona star Andres Iniesta believes football perfection is impossible to attain and that instead his team focus on evolving every year. The midfield magician, who is up for the this year’s FIFA’s Ballon d’Or award against superstars Leonel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, says improvement not perfection is the aim of the squad at the Nou … Continue reading Key to Barca’s Perfection
Pavard Half Volley - Voted best goal at the World Cup

How To Master A Half Volley

How to master a Half Volley Volleys take time, effort, patience and practice – but well worth the dedication to master this skill as scoring from a half-volley is a superb and impressive achievement as a player. In football there are golden moments when a player scores an unpredictable goal using excellent skill and precision … Continue reading How To Master A Half Volley
Johan Cruyff, 94 World Cup, Cruyff Turn

How to master the Cruyff Turn

Johan Cruyff was known for many things, including winning the Ballon Dor three times and being the most famous exponent of “Total Football”. But perhaps what he was best known for is the infamous skill he conjured up in the 1974 World Cup, the Cruyff turn. The trick involves appearing as though you’re about to … Continue reading How to master the Cruyff Turn

Reasons Why Rooney Should Go To Chelsea

1. Rooney needs a new team which will play him as a main role. Since Robin Van Persie joined the team, Rooney has became the 2nd choice. Rooney is starting less for Manchester United and he has requested a transfer twice in three years. In addition to this, the fans are starting lose faith in … Continue reading Reasons Why Rooney Should Go To Chelsea
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We Make Footballers Sussex September Launch!

My coaching journey began in 2011 when I travelled to the Middle East to work for Arsenal FC in their grassroots development program. I spent 8 years in the Middle East comprised of 2 years in Bahrain, 4 years in Kuwait, and then 2 years in Dubai. I started as a Volunteer Coach in Bahrain, … Continue reading We Make Footballers Sussex September Launch!
football birthday parties for girls and boys

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

The International London Cup – The Biggest Youth Tournament of 2018

The International London Cup and Why It’s Being Referred to as the Biggest Youth Tournament of 2018.   What do the following teams have in common? PSG, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City, Ajax, Porto, Everton, West Ham, Lyon, PSV Eindhoven, Fulham, Swansea, Genk and Crystal Palace. I expect you’re struggling to guess? The answer is … Continue reading The International London Cup – The Biggest Youth Tournament of 2018

The latest addition to WMF – presenting Zorb Football!

It’s official! We have ZORB FOOTBALL! Another fantastic half-term was topped off with our St Mary’s camp trialling the latest addition to the WMF team – Zorb Football! And what a great trial it was. If you aren’t familiar with Zorb Football it is, simply put, a small sided football match where every player is wearing a … Continue reading The latest addition to WMF – presenting Zorb Football!

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!

Talent ID Event in Southall

We recently held a Talent ID event in Carshalton which proved to be very successful. From the 120 children who attended, 7 players were scouted from the event and are now training with Chelsea on a weekly basis. 4 x U6 players and 3 x U11 players. As a result we are holding another Talent … Continue reading Talent ID Event in Southall

MATCH ATTAX!!

Before reading this article I should say from the outset that we actually work with Match Attax, they are lovely people and they have donated thousands of card to us over the past few years.  We wanted to put this article together, as we have been asked by a few parents recently, if we think … Continue reading MATCH ATTAX!!

We Make Footballers: Bringing Football Training to Richmond

We are very proud to announce that this Saturday we will be opening our 5th Academy –We Make Footballers: Richmond Football Academy. This will be just as good as all our other academies and embody the same fun, challenging football lessons that all our other academies have. Our location will be Orleans Park School that … Continue reading We Make Footballers: Bringing Football Training to Richmond

Summer Camps 2014 Blog

This Summer we are not just doing one week of holiday football camps but two which is great for both you and your child as they are off school for 6 weeks! The dates are from the Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August and Monday 18th August to Friday 22nd August which gives your … Continue reading Summer Camps 2014 Blog

Football Training Surrey | We Make Footballers Academy

Surrey is a vast area full of green places, quant towns, beautiful houses and a football crazy population. There are, however, a distinct lack of non-water logged Football related venues in Surrey making it difficult for any decent football training Surrey. This can cause some real issues come Saturday morning when your children want to go … Continue reading Football Training Surrey | We Make Footballers Academy