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Are Local Councils Doing Enough for Grassroots Football?


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 09 Jul 2014   Posted by soccerstore

A recent Sky News report uncovered the true scale of the funding crisis threatening the future of grassroots football in the UK. Between 2007 and 2013, spending on facilities by local councils fell from £5.9 million to £4.9 million, which represents a 17 percent cut in seven years. And while the fact...

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What Role Should a Parent Take in a Child’s Fledgling Football Career?


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 09 Jul 2014   Posted by soccerstore

The role of parents in the development of youth players has long been a contentious issue in British football. Head along to an under-12s match this weekend, and you are likely to witness pushy parents shouting advice and encouragement from the sidelines. But whilst most parents have the best of intentions,...

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Can the Continental Approach to Football Coaching Work in England?


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 17 Jun 2014   Posted by soccerstore

Despite decades of resistance, it seems that Premier League teams and the Football Association are finally coming to the conclusion that the continental approach to training and coaching delivers more rounded, technically gifted players. The European way has always involved a more holistic approach to the development...

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The Top 5 Outdoor Football Toys for Kids


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 17 Jun 2014   Posted by soccerstore

  The days of jumpers for goalposts and playing football on the streets until dusk are long gone. Our children are spending their formative years on gaming consoles and tablet computers, and they’re not getting the exercise they need. Obesity levels amongst kids are rising as a result, and technical...

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