Nike Academy: Pre-season – Introducing Agility

A key element that we work on in pre season will be agility in terms of how quickly they can get in the right position and change direction. Your ability to lose a man, to lose a marker and then rapid changes of direction are the differences between you being successful or unsuccessful on the […]

Nike Academy: Pre-season – Triangle Drill [Agility]

After the off season we start with simple change of direction and agility drills. This is a great drill for central midfielders who are dropping into the hole and playing short sharp passes. In this drill the partner feeds the ball into different areas keeping those fundamentals of change of direction. So a partner will […]

Nike Academy: Pre-season – Reaction Wall [Agility]

In a game it’s very unpredictable how a ball will come to you. Stand five yards away and throw the ball off. Keep adjusting your angles, throw the ball so it will come across, go down low, go high and just keep mixing it up. Twenty throws going two hands, then with one hand. You […]

Nike Academy: Roma Tour

Anybody can play football. Anybody, OK? We can all rock up, have a game of football, play a bit of music, go off after the game and have a laugh about it, OK? That’s not the journey we’re on. I think it’s always a bit of excitement, you know, these are young guys and for […]

Nike Academy: Pre-season – Overhead Medicine Ball Throw [Power]

The medicine ball throw is a great tool to teach triple extension of that ankle, knee and hip joint. Triple extension is important for both speed and power expression on the pitch. It’s a simple yet effective way to train that power using a ballistic exercise. To start the movement we’re going to load hamstring […]

Nike Academy: Goalkeeping: Be Ready for Anything

we always start with a little jog and a stretch just to get the blood pumping the nice early shout high as we can I see the back of that for don’t get it looks very basic the top goalkeepers do that you know right at the highest level international Premier League you will do […]

Nike Academy: Pre-season – Chaos Mirror [Agility]

The chaos mirror is a great way to increase our lateral change of direction ability, but then also adding a perceptual element of agility in that decision making. So the chaos mirror is really simple with two cones, a player either side, defender and an attacker. In the first phase the defender must match the […]

Nike Academy 2015/16: Are You Ready?

WELCOME TO A NEW SEASON AT THE NIKE ACADEMY WHERE CUTTING-EDGE TRAINING CHANGES YOU FROM A GOOD PLAYER TO A BRILLIANT PLAYER TIME TO RAISE YOUR GAME AND FIGHT FOR YOUR PLACE BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T SOMEONE ELSE WILL GET READY THE GLOBAL SEARCH BEGINS 3/8 SEARCH NIKE ACADEMY

Nike Academy: Pre-season – Introducing Strength

Ball work is massively important for us as coaches, but the priority as well is to develop that strength. So strong in the gym, strong on that pitch. The strength will influence players ability to train, how strong they are in terms of their one vs. one battles. The guys got to get in the […]

Nike Academy: All To Play For I

The Nike Most Wanted Global Showcase is coming here and there are at least 45 players coming to St George’s Park who want your place. It’s not to scare you, I can only say that players will be leaving from this group because other players will be coming in. So make sure your standards are […]