Are you a football player who wants to learn how to play football better? Or are you coaching football? These articles will give you the training techniques to use in football training to improve you and your team’s football skills… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Ageing and Performance

Muscle power and strength

Sleep deprivation

Sleep your way to better performance

Sports Drinks

When sports drinks don’t work

Football training: the importance of testing for players and coaches

Testing is an objective way of confirming a coach or manager's thoughts

Football Player Injuries - Are they becoming more frequent?

Football injuries - are they really on the rise?

Carbohydrate drinks, gels and bars

Why two carbs are better than one

Recovery: Cold water immersion (CWI) and the importance of sleep

The role of sleep in recovery

Athletes: Posture comes before training

The components of posture and its importance for athletes

Resistance training and muscle protein synthesis

Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass

The psychology of speed training

Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance

Interval training: good for health as well as performance!

Intervals benefit performance at all levels of sport

Focusing attention on concentration

Attentional control in sport

Caffeine: old friend, new findings!

Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk

Football training: the demands of the game and the attributes required for specific football positions

Football players need specific physical and skill based attributes for each position

Football training: how to maintain fitness all year round

Football fitness- conditioning techniques to ensure you stay in shape the whole season

Football matches: half time psychology

Effective communication between the coach and players is essential at half time

Plyometric training: can it improve football performance?

Plyometric type exercises for power and speed are used with great effect but how useful are they for footballers?

Football Training: combining agility training and fitness workouts to improve performance

Football conditioning to maintain and improve performance

Football training: improve your speed, power and strength

What can you do to achieve optimum condition?

Sports Coaching: coaches should rely more on sport science than sports trends

Coaching has always been something of an art

Football Training Drills for Improving Energy Systems During Pre-season

Football Tips and Exercises to Make You Ready for the New Season

Ladder Drill: Two Feet in Each Rung

Ladder Drill: Two Feet in Each Rung

A progression from the One Foot in Each Rung drill, challenges the speed of co-ordination of the athlete. Have the athlete perform the drill correctly by asking them to start off slowly to get a feel of the movement.

Ankle injuries are more common than hamstring tears in footballers

Ankle injuries can be tackled by proprioception training

Head injuries in Football

No long-term risk from concussion in football

Football players' balance is inferior

Comparison of standing balance in dancers and football players

Hamstring injuries: A Study

Hamstring injury solution?

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