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 […]

CHEAP vs EXPENSIVE | All Nike Mercurial boots explained: Elite, Pro or Academy

today we’re gonna take a look at all the different new 19 material models to give you guys an idea about which of the boots you should splash the cash on and we’re gonna look at everything all the way from the SuperDuper wicked material Elite models over the first take down their pro boots […]

Would you pay $235 for a football kit? | CNBC Sports

The start of a new Premier League season brings with it a host of new players, and with them, an array of colorful fresh club kits. All 20 Premier League clubs freshen up their look every summer, with fans buying up the new shirts to match the stars on the pitch. For the 2018/19 season […]

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