Conditioning is a word that didn’t seem to exist in football decades ago – back when pies and pints were more common after a match than ice baths and protein shakes. 

Today, every professional football team will have a squad of strength and conditioning coaches ready to keep their players in great shape and performing at the top of their game.

Read our blog to find out more about how you can introduce football conditioning to your routine.

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While a lot of football training and matches take place on wet, cold nights, the pre-season period often means that players will be training in hot weather. The pre-season is vital preparation for the upcoming season, and players need to make the most of the opportunity to get match-fit over the summer.

Find the best ways to make the most of training in heat and how to avoid the risks today.

It wasn't all that long ago that a footballer's diet was a pre-match fry up with all the trimmings, followed by a slice of orange at half-time and a pie and pint to wash it all down after the final whistle. Brian Clough even encouraged his players to drink before a cup final.

But those days are well behind us now, and a footballer's diet today is carefully tailored to the needs and high intensity of the beautiful game. Nutrition is top of the list for a football player's diet, focusing on tailoring the diet to a training schedule and ensuring that footballers play at the top of their game.

Sports nutrition can be pretty daunting if you're just starting, and there is a lot of information about what you should be doing, shouldn't be doing and everything in between ‒ which makes it pretty challenging to work out what to do at all.

For newcomers to sports nutrition, it's all about getting your diet and nutrition right so that you can boost your fitness and your general well-being. Getting sports nutrition right is down to the individual and your training schedule. There's no point in matching your diet and nutrition to a Premier League player if you only train a couple of times a week.

Sports nutrition for football goes beyond ordinary nutrition in that it doesn't just satisfy the dietary and nutritional needs of your body but also the training schedule you follow. It considers your body weight and the amount of exercise you get, and what you want to achieve to enhance your fitness on the pitch. When it comes to nutrition for footballers, there's no “one size fits all” approach. Our guide gives you an overview of how professionals use nutrition so you can apply it to up your game.

Many of us will have dreamt of growing up to be world-class footballers – but for 99% of people, that dream never becomes a reality.

So, instead, our attention turns to helping our children learn from our mistakes, develop their game and reach their potential.

In this article, we offer everything you need to know to become a great football parent and help your child succeed.

Wondering how to train for football? Check out our complete football training guide with football training drills and tips today.

Blue skies, international football, and an endless supply of those little flies that appear from nowhere… that’s right, summer is here!

With your Sunday league season over for another year, this is the ideal time to relax your body, allow your injuries to heal, and finally clean your football boots.

Yet, as long as summer holidays used to seem when you were a youngster, the new season isn’t as far away as you think. As strength, stamina and anaerobic fitness all decrease due to inactivity, it is in your best interest to maintain some level of fitness throughout the summer to avoid having to start from scratch come the new season.

Here are some tips to help you stay in shape while having an enjoyable summer!

Striking the ball too hard too often, trying to bring a high ball down out of the air, or too many tight direction changes these are all common contributors to groin problems. With groin injuries, as with most, there are different types and severities, from minimal (grade 1) pulls to serious (grade 3) tears. 

Whilst you can’t eliminate the risk entirely the good news is that, again like with most types of injury, there are things that we can be doing to reduce the risk. Read our top five tips that you can implement into your routine to reduce your risk of a groin injury.