UEFA Fitness for Football gathering

The event is being staged under UEFA’s coach education programme, and brings together European coach education leaders, as well as fitness and medical experts, for a comprehensive examination of how football training and fitness training can be linked for players’ maximum benefit. UEFA understands that specialist coaches are becoming increasingly important to football. The UEFA Jira Panel, a group of eminent technicians who monitor coaching and coach education developments, has studied the issue of fitness specialists with the UEFA member associations and found that concepts vary greatly from association to association. In response to feedback from Europe’s national associations, UEFA will highlight the latest developments in this area, and raise awareness of correct facets of balanced football-specific fitness training geared to achieve peak performance and support injury prevention. The participants will take part in group discussions, mini-workshops and brainstorming sessions to debate the various aspects of fitness and football. The seminar promotes dialogue between coach educators and fitness experts, and is designed to help the associations introduce relevant fitness elements at various coach education levels.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.uefa.com/uefa/footballfirst/footballdevelopment/coachingeducation/news/newsid=1984812.html

Fitness ball exercises: How-to video collection

See how fitness balls are used. A fitness ball looks like a large beach ball. You can do many core exercises with a fitness ball. You can also use a fitness ball to improve your flexibility and balance. Here’s a collection of how-to videos to help you get started. Choosing a fitness ball When it comes to fitness balls, size matters. Watch this video for help choosing the right size ball.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fitness-ball/MY00068/rss=1

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