Mitre Blog

23/03/2020

ALL YOU NEED IS A BALL

With our stadiums, terraces and pitches stood empty, it’s easy to feel a little lost without our beloved game. It’s having an impact on all our lives in a way that we could barely have imagined just a few weeks ago. But, remember, all you need is a ball. All you need is a ball to keep you entertained, keep you active, keep footy in your heart…and if there’s no one there to kick it back, we are (albeit virtually)! Get kickin’ in the garden, keepy-uppies on the patio, jumpers... Read More

17/03/2020

Coaching Drills : The Skill Square

Favourite football coaching drills : The Skill Square Every football coach has their favourite training drill, or session, to run through with their squad. Whether it’s working on a specific technique, building player confidence, teaching a certain principle, or a mixture of them all, these drills can be a great way to help players of all ages and levels to progress their skill set. We spoke to FA accredited youth coach of an U9’s team in Liverpool, Chris Young, about the session he’s found most successful with his young team. ... Read More

3-football-training-drills-that-get-your-kids-moving/ 31/01/2020

3 football training-drills that get your kids moving!

Good football is built upon the foundation of pass and move. A team who can master this will see themselves win game after game. And a team who can do this with a pinch of pace thrown in will soar to the top of their table in no time. So with this in mind, why not make sure your kids are up-to-scratch when it comes to swift-movements and quick-plays on the field? It’s all-well-and-good being able to pass and run-on. But having the ability to use speed and acceleration to... Read More

Sunday league football 30/01/2020

15 phrases you’ll hear during Sunday League football

Every Sunday morning, thousands of amateur footballers battle against any combination of hangovers, dubious fitness levels and scandalous playing surfaces in a vain attempt to demonstrate that they’ve “still got it”. While the skill levels will inevitably be lacking, one aspect of the Sunday League game is as strong as the topflight.

What an FA Cup final with Matchday with Max! 20/05/2019

What a final with Matchday with Max!

“Championes, championes, olé, olé olé” A huge weekend for football saw Man City romp home with a 6–nil defeat over Watford, and ultimately take the Emirates FA Cup back to Manchester. During the final, Mitre’s friend Matchday with Max was on hand grabbing Man City and Watford fans in the buzz of the pre and post-game action at Wembley. Check out his Emirates FA Cup video from YouTube below. History has been made! Oh Pep! Not only did City become the first team since 1903 to score six in the... Read More

Futsal, what is Futsal? Futsal of Football? 03/01/2019

What is Futsal?

  What do football legends Pele, Xavi, Ronaldinho, Messi and Ronaldo all have in common? Each played Futsal in their youth to nurture their incredible skills. So, what’s all the hype about? Firstly, what exactly is Futsal? Less rules (including no offside rule!), a faster pace, smaller pitches and only 5 players-a-side has created a game that relies on incredible technical skill and close control of the ball. Individual skill is prized over old-school formations and tactics. Recognised by both UEFA and FIFA, Futsal originated from South America in the... Read More

How to get started in rugby

Depending on whether you are a junior or an adult, there are various ways to get involved in playing rugby. Whether you’re interested in rugby union, rugby league, wheelchair rugby or touch rugby, there are opportunities all over the UK for people of all ages and abilities to take up the sport. You might want to take part just for fun and to stay active, or maybe it’s something you want to take a little more seriously. Many secondary schools across the UK have rugby as part of their regular... Read More