Football Equipment

  1. 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...
  2. Covid-19: How to Train Alone During Lockdowns

    Covid-19: How to Train Alone During Lockdowns
    While a Covid-19 is on the horizon, there’s still a chance of further lockdowns over the next six months. If you’re worried about losing your competitive edge during the next lockdown, there are a few football activities you can try at home. All you need to get started is a small outdoor area such as a garden and some essential...
  3. The 5 Best Football Rebounder Nets

    The 5 Best Football Rebounder Nets
    Football rebounder nets have become very popular over the past few years. Rebounders are used by both outfield players and goalkeepers. For outfield players they can be used to improve their first touch be that with their feet, head or chest, work on their ball control and volleying or to strengthen their weaker foot through repetition. For goalkeepers the rebound...
  4. Choosing The Right Size Football

    What size football do I need? I cannot stress enough the importance of choosing the correct ball size for youth football. This is one area of football equipment you need to get right. How many times do you see small children trying to kick a size 5 ball around, nearly tripping over it because it is too large? The FA...
  5. How to Safely Anchor Your Football Goals

    How to Safely Anchor Your Football Goals
    Full-size football goal posts are heavy, rigid structures that require proper anchoring. If they’re not fixed into the ground properly, they can move around. And if they fall onto a player, they can cause life-changing injuries.  Once you’ve chosen your preferred goalposts, you need to ensure you have the equipment needed to keep them firmly in place. The safest method...
  6. 7 Exciting Football Training Gift Ideas for Christmas

    7 Exciting Football Training Gift Ideas for Christmas
    Buying a Christmas gift for a grassroots football player this year? If so, why not give them the gift of skill? Yes, you can play your part in that person’s footballing development by putting one of these exciting football training gifts in their stocking this year. Whether you’re buying for a child or a regular Sunday league player, these quality...
  7. Simple Training Drills for Improving Core Goalkeeping Skills

    Simple Training Drills for Improving Core Goalkeeping Skills
      There are a few key goalkeeping skills that are essential in the modern game. Without all of them, an aspiring keeper won’t be able to fulfil their true potential. This is why constant practice and repetition of certain drills and exercise is essential. We’ve put together a few tips to use on the training pitch. But first, you need...
  8. Shooting in Football: How to Perfect Your Technique

    Shooting in Football: How to Perfect Your Technique
    In football, no one skill is more important than any other — at least in the eyes of a coach. But there’s little doubt that fans love the ability to score goals. In many cases, this skill is instinctive. But to perfect it, you must put in the hours on the training pitch. And you must work on your technique...
  9. Strength and Resistance Equipment That Can Improve Your Football Skills

    Strength and Resistance Equipment That Can Improve Your Football Skills
    While honing technical skills is a very important part of football training, strength and conditioning work is equally as important. Football is a highly physical contact sport. In order to muscle opposition players off the ball, you need lower, core and upper body strength. Strength and conditioning work on the training pitch also improve speed, acceleration and balance. But there...
  10. 5 Ways to Improve Your Core Football Skills

    5 Ways to Improve Your Core Football Skills
    Football is a technical game that requires many different skills and traits. If you’re keen to develop your core football skills, however, there’s nothing that matches continuous practice. By spending hours on the training pitch, you can gradually improve the five key skills that can make you a better player. But to truly maximise your potential, you’ll need more than...

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