Top Tips For Aspiring Young Players

Throughout the season. we’ll be asking our players to offer their top tips for aspiring young players!

They’re a must-read for any player looking to make a career in the game…

Liz Ejupi’s Top Tips

  1. Get touches on the ball as much as you can. Find walls to play two touch with; something that bounces back to work on your first touch. Pick out a tree and say tour going to hit the tree. Keep repeating. Sleep with your football.
  2. Do kick-ups wherever you go. In your room, garden, up and down stairs. Work on that head-feet co-ordination early.
  3. Watch football. Watch your favourite players play. Watch YouTube videos of their highlights. Study them. Start to visualise yourself on the pitch!

Becky Salicki’s Top Tips

  1. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard!
  2. Work on your fundamentals – both feet, communication, leadership.
  3. Never give up! If you fall down 6 times get back up 7!

Beth Hepple’s Top Tips

  1. Make sure you enjoy it!
  2. Believe in yourself!
  3. Do more than the person next to you!

Ellie Christon’s Top Tips

  1. Be willing to do more than what is asked or expected of you. Work hard for your teammates!
  2. Work on your mindset just as much as your technical, tactical and physical ability. Being mentally resilient will make a huge difference to your game and career longevity.
  3. Always have fun and attack training games with a positive attitude. When things get tough, remember why you started!

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