Another new year lies ahead, and it’s time to get your priorities in place for what lies ahead in your footballing career. Use these seven New Year’s resolutions to improve your game – and your team’s fortunes. 1. I will work on my technique at every opportunity Ask Cristiano Ronaldo or David Beckham, and they […]The post 7 New Year’s Resolutions Every Footballer Should Make appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
The British football season is a long one, and Christmas is slap bang in the middle of it. As a regular player, you have a responsibility to your club and your teammates to look after yourself over the festive season period – but that’s often easier said than done. While controlling your weight during Christmas […]The post How to Enjoy Christmas and Be Ready for the Remainder of the Season appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
Football at Christmas is just as much part of the English game as half-time pies and jumpers for goalposts are. But in order to stay match fit during the festive period, you will need to make the right lifestyle choices. Christmastime is filled with temptations, many of which can be very hard to resist. However, […]The post Keeping the Weight off During the Christmas Break appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
The FA, Sport England and the British government are trying to boost participation in grassroots football around the country, and one of initiatives they are pursuing is a 4G pitch building programme. Although expensive initially, the very latest artificial pitches are helping cash-strapped leagues and associations to fulfil their fixtures during periods of inclement weather. […]The post The Advantages and Disadvantages of Playing Football on a 4G Pitch appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
The whole concept of warming down is relatively new in English football. Many in the game believe it was Arsene Wenger who first introduced regular warm-downs to Premier League clubs. From the moment Wenger arrived at Arsenal, he did away with the group baths in favour of group warm-down sessions. Indeed, there are many experts […]The post 5 Warm-Down Exercises That Can Prevent Muscle Injuries appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
Shin guards are now mandatory at most levels of the footballing pyramid. When they were first introduced, they were relatively primitive. Now, however, the modern shin guard uses a range of new technologies to deliver maximum protection and mobility. It is believed that the shin guard was first worn by footballers in 1874. Sam Weller […]The post Welcome to the Latest in Shin Guard Technology appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
It’s finally July again. The barren month of June is often hard for amateur footballers. There’s no football on the telly, and even less in the community. For committed and enthusiastic players, the summer is torture. Anyone who regularly plays the game at a reasonable level will know how exciting the first day of pre-season […]The post Professional Pre-Season Training Tips You Can Use at Your Club appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.