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By Josie Whitehead

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BE A FOOTBALL STAR

By Josie Whitehead

Be a Football Star

There’s a gentle giant on the pitch
   Who outshines all the rest.
His tips are here to help you all
    Perform your very best:

TAILOR YOUR TRAINING

Training should be tailored 
   To your position on the pitch.
It’s you who redirects the ball
   Without a fault or glitch.

WATCH YOUR BACK

Work to strengthen muscles 
   But don’t forget your back.
It’s the muscles that you cannot see
   That help in the attack.

 THE POSTERIOR CHAIN

The muscles of the posterior chain -
   You’ll know the ones I mean -
Those tendons, ligaments and more 
   Are felt but seldom seen.

FILL UP YOUR TANK

Dehydration will not help you play.
   Drink well throughout the game.
Build strength with carbohydrates;
   They’re important just the same.

STRETCH OUT

You will need to flex those muscles - 
    For they’ll keep you safe from harm.

There are quite a lot of stretching drills 
      Designed for legs and arms.

NIMBLE IN MIND AND LIMB

Both physically and mentally
    Agility’s what you need;
You’ll run and jump, twist and turn –
    And all of this at speed.

POLISH YOUR CONFIDENCE

What follows all this training then
    And what will help you play?
Well, polishing your confidence
     Helps most on the big day.

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