As part of the duties of the youth football coach, it is imperative that the coach is well versed in ways of preventing the obvious injuries to his players and how to implement the first-aid procedures when needed [which i will go into details in my future articles], also not forgetting to mention that it is also the responsibility of the players to minimize injuries to themselves and other players around them. First-Aid is the provision of an emergency care given for an illness or injury before professional medical treatment arrives. [Read more…]
In the last post on fitness in football, you will remember that I briefly touched on the importance of fitness when playing football. If you haven’t seen that post yet, you can read about my thoughts on fitness in football here.
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I mentioned that I would be focusing on sharing some key points about the relationship between health-related and physical-related performance fitness programmes in football, so that’s what you’ll discover today. [Read more…]
Fitness is one of life’s ingredients for healthy living.
All sports people need a certain level of fitness to enable them to participate in their chosen sport, and football players are no exception to the rule.
Football today is a fast-paced, high-energy sport. And regardless of what stage you are at in your career, you will need to engage in a fitness programme that helps you achive the stamina and strength required for the rigours of the modern day football game.
Recently, while taking a break from all the stress of the daily routine, I took a stroll to the open playing fields not far from my house, to watch the local youngsters taking part in football trainings and matches. [Read more…]