Why practice is so important …

MALCOLM GLADWELL’S book on success, Outliers, puts forward the theory that you need at least 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” to become an expert in anything.

Whether he’s right or not, it’s obvious that those who put in the most work on the football training ground usually get far better results, individually and as a team, than those who turn up with poor preparation.

It’s also important to do the right things when you practice – everything from the warm-up, to how you dress and how the coaches and players work together.

This page is for our academy coaches to share their best tips and ideas so you can incorporate them into your training schedule …

Technology helps academy’s efforts to develop young players

Technology is playing a growing part in the development of young footballers, says All Whites legend Ricki Herbert. The founder of the Ricki Herbert Football Academy says a rapidly improving range of applications and devices are boosting his coaches’ efforts … Read More

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