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  1. New FAW Small-Sided Regulations Aim to Improve the Playing Experience for Youngsters

    New FAW Small-Sided Regulations Aim to Improve the Playing Experience for Youngsters
    In an effort to improve the experience of football for children in local communities, the Football Association of Wales and the FAW Trust launched a review of small-sided football. And after two years, the results are finally in. Over the last two seasons, a comprehensive review of small-sided football in Wales has involved an in-depth analysis of every conceivable aspect...
  2. Scottish FA to ban Under 12's from Heading Footballs

    Scottish FA to ban Under 12's from Heading Footballs
    Player heading a Mitre Football A ban on children heading footballs will come into effect in just a few weeks in Scotland because of fears between the link between head injuries and dementia. The Scottish FA could announce the ban on U12s heading the ball soon after a report that states that former players are at more risk of...
  3. Plastic or Metal Football Goals - Which to choose?

    Plastic or Metal Football Goals - Which to choose?
    MH Stadium Metal Football Goals There is a huge range of both plastic and metal football goals available to buy. Which goal to go for depends on a number of factors. Where the goal is to be used Is the goal to be used on a grass or hard surface Does the goal need to be portable? Do you...
  4. CD Leganés crazy new warm up routine.

    CD Leganés crazy new warm up routine.
    Sometime the same old boring training drills just don’t cut it. Players get fed up and lose interest. La Liga side CD Leganés have come up with a routine that has attracted a lot of interest and their players seem to really enjoy it. The Spanish Club have use some exercise balls from their gym along with 4 traffic cones...
  5. What to look for when buying a football goal.

    What to look for when buying a football goal.
    Portable Plastic goals Corners The corners are the most important part of a plastic goal. This is where the strength is needed to keep the goal in shape and prevent the crossbar from dipping and the goal looking like it is made from plasticine! The larger the goal the more this matters. An 8ft or 12ft wide goal will not...
  6. Modern Football

    Modern Football
    The Outliers   In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell came up with the 10,000 hour rule, which he considers the key to success in sport, business, and lots of other fields. His argument is that it takes a minimum of 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill, with the quality of practice also being key. He refers to many...
  7. 10 Cone Drills to Improve Your Training Sessions

    10 Cone Drills to Improve Your Training Sessions
    A coach without a set of cones is like fish without water! The humble cone is the foundation of many coaching drills and it does sometimes feel like a set of cones is the coaches left arm. But what to do with those cones? There are thousands upon thousands of cone-based football drills out there and here are 10 of...
  8. Challenging Your Players

    Challenging Your Players
    Challenge Your Players In a recent youth football game, the team I coach were 6-0 up at half time but in truth, it could have been more. About 10 minutes into the game I asked the team to retreat to halfway when the opposition goalkeeper had the ball so the opposition could practice playing out from the back. This is...
  9. Can Grassroots Football Sin Bins Improve Player Behaviour?

    Can Grassroots Football Sin Bins Improve Player Behaviour?
    The FA has been grappling with the growing problem of bad behaviour in grassroots football for many years. National campaigns, educational programmes and increasingly strict rules regarding the issue don’t seem to have worked.  There is still a serious behaviour problem in community football — and more drastic action is needed.  This year sees the launch of a new rule...
  10. How to score more goals in football.

    How to score more goals in football.
    There is nothing more enjoyable than scoring goals. So how can you score more goals? There is no magic formula, but there are some simple tips to help increase your chances of scoring goals. 1. Technique - First Touch All players must have a good first touch to get the ball under control quickly. However, the key is to make...

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