This may sound very obvious, trust me it’s not! Making sure the correct football is being used at the right time is vitally important. If you are 5 years old and you are trying to kick a size 5 football this will only have a negative effect on your learning.

TOTS sessions use a light size 1 football. Getting use to striking a light ball is how you quickly grasp how to improve your technique.

Size 3 & 4 leather balls are used for most week day sessions. 5-7 year old participants use the size 3s and the 8-12 year old’s have the choice if they want to use the size 4s.

At 442 football academy we don’t own any size 5 balls, let alone use them!

We also use futsal balls, partially sighted footballs and giant fun balls.