As we gradually move towards the end of Term 3, players had another solid week of training completing all the planned sessions. It is not too long before we kick off our busy and exciting summer schedule starting with our school holiday clinics and the Saturday afternoon Mini Soccer Cup. The physiological systems of our players can be trained at any age, although there are sensitive periods when individual players are especially responsive to specific types of training. The entire period of childhood can be viewed as a sensitive period for mastering fundamental movement skills. When planning for training we consider the demands of school including academic loads and duties, school related stress and the timing of exams. We therefore make sure the curriculum and schedule complement, not conflict, with the timing of major school events.Our players have mostly embraced this great opportunity to better themselves and are continuing to grow and mature during this sensitive period of their development. The Golden age of learning!!
See you on the field!
FIFA Launches Program to Develop Women's Soccer
FIFA has launched a program for member associations to further develop women's soccer on a sustainable basis whilst simultaneously pushing it into the mainstream.
Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer, articulated "women's soccer is a key priority for FIFA, which set up a dedicated Women's Football Division in 2016, presented its first Women's Football Strategy two years later and is now doubling investment across a range of areas in the women's game"
Soccer Supplement Named as Official Nutrition Partner
Scotland's International Players are set to be boosted by a new partnership with Soccer Supplement, being the first sports nutrition brand to create products specifically designed for football.
The deal will see the London-based organisation provide their leading edge football performance products to fuel the Scotland Men’s and Women’s senior squads and youth teams for the next two years.
"Soccer Supplement offers a range of products built to optimise energy, strength and hydration. A product designed for player performance and health"
Biggest Transfers in European Soccer 2020
Chelsea has been the most notable mover and shaker in this year's summer transfer window.
The Blues have spent $258 million on a total of six new players, including Germany duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, Leicester City's Ben Chilwell, and Ajax play maker Hakim Ziyech...
Budapest welcomes 15,500 fans for UEFA Super Cup
Amid COVID-19, the European governing body reduced UEFA's original plan spectators to 25% capacity.
UEFA is treating the event as a pilot bringing fans back to stadiums, enforcing social distancing of 1.5 metres, wear face masks, and undergo a body temperature check on entry.
UEFA's president asserted "health as the number one priority" with strict precautions allowing crowds
Soccer Battle Looming Over National Team Names
Soccer has so far shown a largely united front in confronting the challenges of the current pandemic.
Failure to release players would set the scene for a major showdown between soccer's global and regional governing bodies.
The virus is having an ongoing effect on the soccer industry, disrupting several domestic competitions and catalysing concerns regarding player welfare and finances.