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The definitive guide to mastering the volley

The volley really is a showstopper. Scoring from a volley comes once in a blue moon for most players, but when it does happen, you can be sure the crowd will be up on their feet with their mouths wide open. Mastering this form of aerial acrobatics takes a lot time and some serious skill. Make it easier for yourself in the air with out definitive guide to pulling off the perfect volley! Step 1: Decision It is crucial that you make your mind up early when going for the... Read More

FIAT Tradesman Trials Update…

The FIAT Tradesman Trials were launched earlier this year – in the hope of finding a tradesman who could make it professional. Geoff Horsfield, Dean Windass and Stuart Pearce put a group of tradesman through an exhausting trial, with the winner being confirmed as River Humphreys. The reward? A one month contract at an EFL club of his choice.  He chose League One club Rochdale. After putting all the players through their paces in the morning, it was clear that River was head and shoulders above the rest – Stuart... Read More

Leagues 1 & 2: This summer’s biggest signings!

John Marques Doncaster Rovers have finalised a deal for Millwall striker John Marques. The Millwall forward has signed a two-year deal with Doncaster. At the end of last season Marques went on loan to Northampton where he scored 6 goals in 16 appearances. Rovers boss Darren Ferguson told the club’s official website that: John has been on our radar for quite a while now and we’re glad to get this signing over the line – the squad is now really starting to take shape SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW... Read More

How do footballs become approved by FIFA?

You might be too busy kicking the football around the look at the balls detail – but if you check out most of the Mitre footballs you’ll notice a stamp of approval.  Mitre’s professional and match footballs all bear these marks – the FIFA Quality Pro, FIFA Quality or IMS (International Matchball Standard) logo. So what is that stamp of approval? There are two types of FIFA stamps – FIFA Quality Pro and FIFA Quality. To get a ball approved there are tight regulations the ball must meet from the... Read More

6 rugby essentials to get to a professional level

Strength. Determination. Drive. Taking your love of rugby to a professional level is not for the fainthearted. Getting to the top of your game requires a consistent training routine, a healthy lifestyle and bags of willpower! And to top it off, every player must be suited and booted with the right equipment! So here at Mitre we brought to light the 6 essentials every player needs. Future stars, take note! A rugby-ball Numero uno. The rugby ball. An essential. It is crucial that players get to grips with the ball... Read More

EFL CUP NEXT ROUND…

Shock results! Last minute goals! The EFL Cup had it all this week. One of the biggest upsets came from Lancashire as Accrington Stanley defeated Burnley in extra time. With seconds remaining Pearson drilled the ball into the bottom corner, to send the League Two side through to the third round. Accrington are one of the clubs to have been rewarded with a dream fixture – they’ll visit West Ham at the London Stadium in September. Northampton were another English Football League club to draw a Premier League team. After... Read More

5 tips for mastering the header

Whether you’re attacking or defending, learning how to control and direct the ball with your head is crucial.  Mastering the header requires practise, dedication and nerves of steel. But worry not. Here at Mitre we have come up with 5 tips that will give you a head start in the box, and help you win every aerial battle! Keep your eye on the ball Once the ball is airborne, keep your eyes locked on. Don’t lose contact with the ball. A successful header depends on timing and positing. If your... Read More

Scouting for success: 5 qualities the footy scouts look for!

Playing top quality football week in week out can be hard, even for the very best of players. So it’s little surprise that when the scouts come to visit, many players crack under the pressure. Make sure you stay on top of your game when the scouts show up by taking note of these sought-after qualities! Football Skills An obvious one, but first and foremost, scouts look out for first-class football skills. Whether you’re a goalkeeper or a striker – it doesn’t matter. Unsurpassed technique whilst on the ball is... Read More

Choosing the perfect ball…!

We spend so much time kicking it, running after it and passing it – but do you take as long choosing the right ball for you? The most expensive football isn’t always the best ball for your individual needs. Innovation is moulding the new range of footballs, with Mitre Hyperseam technology delivering enhanced benefits, but what does this mean for you, your childs grassroots club, and how do you tailor a ball to your needs? Grassroots At the heart of the beautiful game is grassroots football. Mitre is firmly embedded... Read More

Coaching TIPS – KEEP THE KIDS MOTIVATED

Enthusiasm. Determination. How to keep kids motivated all season long… It doesn’t matter what sport it is, if you coach children or youth teams then you’ll know that one of the biggest challenges can be in managing the attendance and attitude of the participants. When kids first join a team then they are usually full of enthusiasm and very willing to be involved in whatever ways they can. However, after a few weeks or months, maybe when the weather isn’t so great or if not everyone feels that they are... Read More