Wednesday 12 August, 2020

10 activities footballers can do during the COVID-19 quarantine

Stumped toes, spontaneous outburst of “goal” and subsequent sporadic celebrations have been the recent signs of withdrawal exhibited by footballers throughout Barbados

Don’t’ fear, there is a vaccine being offered by Loop Sports which is in accordance with the guidelines set by the health authorities and beneficial for all.

1. Workout - the physical component is a huge part of the game. You have the option of returning to the game fat or fit; you are a star so I know which option you will take.

Endurance, speed, strength, balance, coordination and flexibility are some of the key physical components you can work on during a home work out.

2. Skill training and development - passing, dribbling, shooting as well as ball mastery. These are all skills you can practice on your own or a partner (maintain the required distance).

 

3. Goal setting - compile a list of goals which are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely).

 

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4. Self-Reflection - create a list of things you’re good at and also a list of things you want to improve.  Then identify ways that will assist in improving those areas.

 

5. Review old match videos of yourself if possible or a game you may have enjoyed watching (club/international) and analyze it. Maybe the team or an individual; identifying the trends, strengths, key players, their qualities, comparative analysis of various players, etc.

 

6. If you are a gamer, playing FIFA is a welcomed aid.

 

7.Challenges are trending at this time; how about challenging a friend or team mates to something football specific.

 

8. Clean those cleats that you have not cleaned since the first day of pre-season.

 

9. Subscribe to FIFA TV on YouTube; it is the GREATEST!

 

10. Spend time with your significant other so, when this is over, you’ll have your requisite hours of “partner time” accumulated (some overdue time too) and you’ll have more time for footy.

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