Football Equipment

  1. 7 Things Every Football Coach Should Have in Their Equipment Bag

    7 Things Every Football Coach Should Have in Their Equipment Bag
    The equipment you have at your disposal as a football coach can give you an edge over the competition. If you can make your coaching sessions and team talks more effective, you can increase your team’s chances of success on the pitch. And the right tools are the key to this success. We’ve compiled a list of must-have items every...
  2. A Beginner’s Guide to Football Team Talks

    A Beginner’s Guide to Football Team Talks
    The right words in the right ears at the right time can make a huge difference to a football match. Motivation and psychology are crucial factors in the success of football teams, but how do you leverage them to your advantage?  An effective team talk — whether it’s before a match or during half-time — is often the difference between...
  3. How to Keep Football Subs Warm on the Bench

    How to Keep Football Subs Warm on the Bench
    Subs in grassroots football have to sit on benches during the coldest of winter days. And that’s if they’re lucky enough to have somewhere to sit at all. But this isn’t just an uncomfortable inconvenience for players — it poses a serious problem. Taking to the field of play with cold muscles often leads to pulls, strains and tears. That’s...
  4. Everything You Need to Know About Beach Football

    Everything You Need to Know About Beach Football
      IV Juegos Suramericanos de Playa We’re now approaching the final days of summer, but there are still a few days of sunshine left before the autumn winds begin to bite. If you’re looking for an exciting way to stay fit on the beach, we’ve got just the thing for you — beach football.  Also referred to as beach soccer...
  5. How to Improve Your Shooting, Free-Kicks and Penalties

    How to Improve Your Shooting, Free-Kicks and Penalties
    Credit: [email protected] Scoring goals is what makes the beautiful game… well… beautiful. While there’s a certain beauty to a perfectly timed sliding tackle or a brave headed clearance, nothing beats the spectacle of a sweetly hit ball crashing into the back of the net.  Whatever your position, learning how to shoot effectively in all situations is crucial if you...
  6. Size 4 Football Guide: What Is A Size 4 Football

    Size 4 Football Guide: What Is A Size 4 Football
    Size 4 football - Mitre Match Ball The footballs used in organised games are graded in different sizes to suit different age groups. It makes sense that the ball that a young player would use will not be the same size as an adult. The size and weight of a ball are set out in the FA guidelines and followed...
  7. How Big is a Size 5 Football?

    How Big is a Size 5 Football?
    Buying a new football can be an exciting experience, but it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting. Not all footballs are the same.  Take the Size 5 football, for example. It’s the professional football for under-15s and older. If you’ve ever watched a Premier League match, you have seen this ball in action.  But what is different about the...
  8. How Big Is A Size 3 Football?

    How Big Is A Size 3 Football?
    Whether you are buying a match or training football you will need to choose the correct size. It stands to reason that different age groups should use different size footballs. What Size Are Size 3 Footballs? Footballs are available in 5 different sizes from Size 1 mini footballs to adult Size 5 footballs. A Size 3 football is used by...
  9. Does Technology Have an Important Role to Play in Grassroots Football?

    Does Technology Have an Important Role to Play in Grassroots Football?
    With grassroots football facing an existential crisis in the UK right now, anything that can boost participation and retention levels is welcome. Technology is already being used in the game, but until relatively recently its impact has been limited.  Fundraising But things are slowly changing. Back in 2019, a Durham-based entrepreneur created a mobile app that helps local football clubs...
  10. How to Apply for a Football Foundation Grant

    How to Apply for a Football Foundation Grant
    Grassroots football clubs up and down the country are fighting for survival. A combination of a decades-long financial crisis and the COVID-19 epidemic has brought thousands of clubs to the brink of oblivion. But there is some modest help out there. The Football Foundation is issuing grants to the most desperate community football clubs — and here’s how to apply...

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