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Important Changes To Your Membership

Change is in the Air Where does the time go? Another year down - thousands of children showing off their ...
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How to Plan Football Sessions for Children?

Planning a football session for kids can seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be. The following article will provide ...
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Football Skills to Practice in the Playground

Every kid loves pulling off fancy tricks and skills and there’s no better place to try these out than on ...
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5 Ways The SSS Skills Tutorial App Can Improve Your Child’s Football Skills

The Samba Soccer Skills Tutorial App is our home for weekly skills and tutorials. The SSS app features skills from ...
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5 Important Attributes the Best Strikers Need

Everyone loves scoring goals and there’s no position that is focussed more on scoring goals than a striker. However, there’s ...
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What is the FA Level 1 Course?

If you're new to football coaching and looking to land your first football coaching job, your first step is to ...
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10 Types of Finishes the Best Strikers Have Mastered

To the uninitiated shooting, may seem rather simple: kick a ball towards the goal. In reality, there is far more ...
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7 Types of Passes All Playmakers Should Know

Passing is one of the most common actions taken in a football game, but no two passes are the same ...
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6 Subtle Ways to Make You a Better Footballer

The best footballers are always looking to improve, no matter how high their level already is. Football is a sport ...
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4 Reasons You Should Encourage Your Child to be a Defender

Typically, everyone wants to score goals when they play football. As such, it’s no surprise that most kids want to ...
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3 Ways to Become a Better Winger

There are few positions more universally loved than wingers. These wide attackers are usually associated with pace, skill, and flair, ...
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How to Encourage Children to Play Football

If you’re a football fan yourself, you may want your children to develop a love for the beautiful game too ...
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What to Wear When Playing Football in the Winter

With the winter period fast approaching, it is important to ensure that children wear the appropriate clothing for the cold ...
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How to Throw a Great Football Themed Birthday Party

If your child loves football then there is nothing better than a football-themed birthday party. There are loads of options ...
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Why 2021 is the Best Time to Invest in a Soccer School Franchise

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a chance that you’re looking to expand your business opportunities in 2021. This blog ...
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What Makes a Great Venue for Children to Play Football in London?

If you’re looking for football classes in London for your child, an important aspect to consider is the venue. This ...
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Reasons Why Your Child Should Watch Football During The 2021/22 Season

There aren’t many things in life better than playing football - but watching it can be almost as good! For ...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Book One-to-One Football Sessions For Your Child This Summer

With the summer holidays fast approaching, you may be looking for fun activities to keep your kids entertained and active ...
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What to look for when applying for Football Coaching Jobs in London 2021

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a possibility that you have an interest in coaching football or perhaps have already ...
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Top 8 Ways to Get Your Kid Into a Football Club

If your child has expressed an interest in playing competitive football, then you may be considering getting them into a ...
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7 Reasons Why England’s Euro 2020 Team is Particularly Special

The current England national team is special - there’s little doubt about that. For only the second time in history ...
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5 Things To Look For in a Child’s Football Coach

When looking for football classes for kids, it is important to find the right coach. Football coaches are responsible for ...
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football tackling drills

Top 10 Football Tackling Drills to Be More Effective in Defence

Tackling is a key component in football and important no matter what position you play in. It is especially important ...
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Football Endurance Training Guide 2021

Stamina and endurance are crucial yet often overlooked aspects in football. It’s not uncommon for players to struggle with fitness ...
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10 Best Football Training Equipment for Kids (2021)

Football training is important for development and progression in the sport but it can be dull at times. Thankfully, there ...
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Top 5 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Out On Football Camps For Kids in 2021

Football camps are a great way to keep your child busy during their school holidays. As lockdown restrictions ease, you ...
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10 Soccer Warm Up Drills to Get Your Players Locked In

Every time anyone does intense physical exercise, they should prepare themselves by warming up correctly. Warming up properly will help ...
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10 Best Fitness Drills for Football

Keeping fit is a vital part of becoming a successful footballer. It may not be the most glamorous or appealing ...
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15 Soccer Shooting Drills to Finish Past Any Goalkeeper

Shooting is a critical part of football, particularly for attacking players. A player who can shoot consistently well is invaluable ...
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10 Soccer Passing Drills for Great Ball Movement

Passing is a hugely important skill in modern football, no matter what position you play in. There are lots of ...
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10 Fun Football Games for Kids

Whether you’re looking for a fun way to get kids interested in football or you want a more engaging way ...
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What is a Rondo in Soccer?

A rondo is a training drill that utilises a group of players with the objective of keeping possession of a ...
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10 Best Soccer Dribbling Drills for Kids & Beginners

Aside from scoring great goals, the number one thing kids want to do when they play football is to dribble ...
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How to Choose the Perfect Soccer Position for You?

The first question you get asked when joining a new team is “where do you play?”. If you don’t know ...
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How to Teach Tackling in Football

Tacking is a valuable skill that every player needs to have, whether they’re a defender, attacker, or even a goalkeeper ...
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Healthy Meals for Kids to Compete in Sports

Top 10 Healthy Meals for Kids to Compete in Sports

Kids who play sports regularly will need a well-balanced diet in order to excel. This is no different for football ...
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Top 10 Soccer Warm Up Drills for Kids in 2021

Keeping kids engaged and interested in football is easy when you have lots of fresh new ideas for drills. There ...
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10 Creative Ways to Sharpen Your Child’s Skills at Home During Lockdown

Given the current state of affairs across the country, we aren’t able to do a lot of the things we ...
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Top 100 Famous Football Quotes Ever

Football is littered with great quotes from footballers, managers, and pundits. Here are 100 of the most famous football quotes: ...
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10 Best Individual Soccer Training Drills to Learn in 2021

If you’re looking for football training drills to do on your own whilst at home, the following article is just ...
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10 Cool Brazilian Football Skills to Learn in 2021

If you’re looking for some new skills to learn at home this year, then you’ve come to the right place! ...
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Top 10 Zidane Football Skills to Learn in 2021

Zinedine Zidane is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time. The Frenchman was an elegant and ...
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Why is Training Outside of Team Football Sessions So Important?

Why is Training Outside of Team Football Sessions So Important?

The best players in world football didn’t reach the very top of the game through sheer talent alone. Hard work ...
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Ways to Put the Fun Back into Football Training for Kids

7 Ways to Put the Fun Back into Football Training for Kids

Sadly, the number of people playing grassroots in the UK is declining with a lot of people falling out of ...
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how can i help my child become a better football player

How Can I Help My Child Become A Better Football Player?

If your child has expressed an interest in football, naturally you will want to help support and encourage this. Whether ...
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The Benefits of Music With Football Training

Training is an integral part of football that separates the good from the elite. No one reaches the top without ...
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benefits of football camps

Top 10 Benefits of Football Camps for a Child’s Development

Football is great for kids both mentally and physically and football camps are an excellent way to structure the sport ...
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Football Positions UK Guide 2021

Football can be both a simple and a complex game. There are four basic positions on the field: goalkeeper, defence, ...
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benefits of football for kids

Top 10 Benefits of Football for Kids

Football is an incredibly popular sport for people of all ages. There are loads of advantages to playing football from ...
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is it hard to become a professional football player

How Hard is it to Become a Professional Football Player in the UK?

This is an age-old question that many of us have wondered at one point or another. For many children across ...
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Classes Suspended until 2nd December 2020

Dear Parent, We hope you and your loved ones are doing well. We are getting in touch to let you ...
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introduce your child to football

10 Fun Ways to Introduce Your Child to Football in 2021

Introducing your child to football is a great way to keep them healthy, active, and entertained for hours. Football is ...
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How to Get Your Child Scouted for Football Success (2021)

Many kids dream of getting scouted and eventually making it as a pro in the world of football. Getting the ...
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Top 10 Lionel Messi Football Skills to Learn in 2021

Lionel Messi and football go in hand in hand and lots of kids grow up wanting to have skills like ...
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Top 10 Cristiano Ronaldo Football Skills to Learn in 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most gifted and hard-working footballers the world has ever seen. He is world-renowned for ...
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How Should I Teach My 4 Year Old to Play Football?

Has your four-year-old shown an interest in football? Do they love having a kickabout in the garden? Do you want ...
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Top 10 Neymar Jr. Football Skills to Learn in 2021

Neymar is a household name for football fans and well-known to most outside the sport. He is a generational talent ...
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Ginga Football Style – The Secret Behind Brazilian Football

Picture this, Ronaldinho in the 2002 World cup, a young Brazilian international makes his World Cup debut.  The floodlights towering ...
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shooting skills in football

Top 10 Tips on How to Improve Your Shooting Skills in Football?

Shooting is a special skill that comes in many different forms. There are a variety of techniques appropriate for any ...
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How to Help Your Child Become a Professional Football Player?

If your child has shown a natural aptitude for football and has a passion for the sport, you may be ...
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What is Futsal? Futsal Rules UK, Difference Between Futsal & Football

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and Iniesta. Arguably the greatest players to have graced the beautiful game of football ...
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10 Key Considerations When Choosing a Football Academy For Your Child in London

Any parent whose child shows a natural aptitude and passion for football should absolutely consider professional football coaching at an ...
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soccer drills for 5 to 9 year olds

Top 15 Soccer Drills For 5 to 9 Year Olds to Learn in 2021

If you’re looking for soccer drills that are perfect for ages 5 through to 9, you’re in the right place ...
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Football Terminology UK – A to Z Glossary of Soccer Terms

Football Terminology - Common Football Terms Every sport has its own language. Certain phrases and idioms are used among players, ...
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core football skills

6 Proven Ways to Improve Your Kid’s Core Football Skills (2021)

Are you looking for ways to improve your child’s core football skills? Perhaps they’re new to football and you want ...
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Benefits of 1-on-1 Football Coaching

7 Amazing Benefits of 1-on-1 Football Coaching That Will Surprise You

When I was a kid, I always dreamt of becoming a footballer. My room was covered with Manchester United posters ...
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Classes re-opening in August 2020

Dear Parents, I hope you and your family are safe and well. I am getting in touch to share some ...
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top 10 best football skills to learn in 2020

Top 10 Best Football Skills to Learn in 2021

There’s probably no better time than now to perfect your football skills and technique. I’m writing this article during the ...
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How To Become A Professional Football Coach in the UK

So you’re passionate about football and you’re considering a career in football coaching. You might be wondering how you can ...
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10 Most Effective Football Drills for Kids to Practice During the Coronavirus Lockdown

It might not seem to be the most appropriate time for children’s football training. But just because kids are stuck ...
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Cruyff Turn

How to Master the Cruyff Turn in 2021?

It is quite rare in football that a man becomes synonymous with a particular move. However, what Dutch legend Johan ...
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How Long is A Football Game in UK?

How Long is A Football Game in UK?

Although now played all over the world, modern football as it is known today is widely accepted as having its ...
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Covid-19 Update (Classes Suspended)

Our staff, students and parents are all part of the SSS family and we want to let you know that ...
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