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WHY PLAY 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL?

Posted by KIKOFF at July 15, 2017 | Featured, Football Competitions | Leave a comment
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IT KEEPS YOU IN THE GAME

There’s nothing worse than getting to a point where you think you need to hang up your boots.

It might be an old injury, old age, other commitments or it may just be the off-season and you miss playing.

Regardless of why you want to play, 5-a-side is the perfect alternative to 11-a-side. You can stay involved in the game without having to train multiple times per week, committing to a weekend match or putting your body through a 90 minute full side match it can no longer handle!

IT IMPROVES YOUR FIRST TOUCH

A tell-tale sign of a good player is their first touch.

During fives the ball is almost always on the ground and it a much smaller space to play in, which means there is less margin for error with your first touch.

Like everything else, the more you play the better it will get.

IT GETS YOU FIT

No corners, no throw in’s, 60 minutes of non-stop moving, plenty of changes of direction, constantly being man marked and a high volume of short sprints with little recovery.

Is there anything else that needs to be said?

Play 2x per week and watch your conditioning levels dramatically improve.

YOU CAN PLAY AT YOUR LEVEL

You can dictate how fast the game will be and at what standard by either asking mates who are at similar level or fitness as you OR you can join one of our leagues which have divisions one, two and three to suit all levels of playing ability.

IT’S AN EXCUSE TO MEET UP WITH MATES

How often can you get 10 of your mates together at the one time?

5-a-side can be a weekly habit where you can have a game of football, a catch up and even a post-match beer.

Next time you are wondering what to respond to the text message you receive “looking for an player for fives, can you play?”

Just remember the benefits:

  1. KEEP YOURSELF IN THE GAME
  2. IMPROVE YOUR FIRST TOUCH
  3. GET FIT
  4. PLAY AT YOUR LEVEL
  5. MEET UP WITH YOUR MATES

if you want a real competitive fix then our KIKOFF Leagues are the perfect fit for you. If it’s just a weekly game between mates then our casual hire of the pitches will suit you just fine!

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