As lockdowns seem to be thankfully coming to an end and schools are starting up again next month…

Hopefully the powers that be will have the common sense to allow team training once again (Even if it is outdoors like most other countries now do.)

So what can you do over the next 3 to 4 weeks to prepare yourself for team training and playing again.

ONE. Make sure you are doing footwork drills, as this will really help you to get your sharpness and fitness back.

Training aids, like speed ladders are ideal for this. And try to do at least 30 minutes each day,

TWO: Get your handling working again, so have a friend or family member kick the ball at you, so you can get your hand, eye and ball coordination back.

If you have not got anyone who can give you decent service, either kick/throw the ball against a wall yourself and or use a rebounder.

Again, try to do at least 30 minutes each day.

THREE: Get your cardio back up, go for a light jog and or bike ride. And yet again, try to do at least 30 minutes each day,

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT wait a week before your team training starts before you start getting your fitness back, please start NOW.

If you can get 3 to 4 weeks of training in to get your sharpness, fitness and handling back to speed, this will give you an advantage on others who do not prepare.

We hope this quick tip helps you.