UEFA Fitness for Football gathering

One thing that became clear in the consultation process was the gap between national associations as regards the meaning of fitness and that there was a considerable number of fitness experts without knowledge specific to football. UEFA’s wish is to create a clear, football-specific message, and also to stimulate the associations on how they can integrate fitness topics within their coach education programme. A major discussion point is that alongside the development of skills and teamwork, players must be fit enough to maintain their skills and teamwork in regular matches over an entire season. This requires football-specific fitness training that is part of the players’ overall training process.
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Fitness ball exercises: How-to video collection

Video: How to choose a fitness ball Using a fitness ball You can do fitness ball exercises at home or at the gym. Watch these videos to learn proper form and technique. Laskowski ER (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. May 1, 2013. MY00068 Aug.
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