Five-a-side is a game of football with a goalie and four outfield players. Simple right? Thats why five-a-side football is getting more popular year-on-year. So heres how to get started in five simple steps:
1. Choose Your Mates
Five-a-side would be nothing without your mates. You included, you only have four others to find. Unless youre a complete misanthrope, this shouldnt provide you with too much of a challenge. Even if you and your mates are all rubbish at football, it doesnt matter. As Primary School would tell us, its the taking part that counts. Yeah right. Even so, group together the first set of mates that are interested. You can always mix things up later.
2. Join A League
Once youve got your “team” together, the next logical step is finding a league. As a matter of fact, there are hundreds of five-a-side leagues all over the place. GoMammoth is a fantastic one. Whether youre a student, adult, ex-pro, or even an old git, youll find there are leagues for all types of different characters, even someone like you, ensuring the competition out there on the pitch is relative. Well, you dont want to play a bunch of grandads who are better than you, do you?
3. Practise, Practise, Practise
So youve joined the league and youve had a little kick about in the park to get initiated with it all. Youve stood there, passed the ball, done a few kick-ups, and your man Steve is now grand master flash of crossbar challenge. Well done. You play your first game and lose 8-0. Uh-oh. But youre not training for a kick around in the park are you? Youre training for five-a-side football you useless nincompoops! So practise properly, on a five-a-side pitch. A quick google should give you all the information you need to rent a pitch near you.
4. Get Fit
Even with a bit of practise, you find the packets of crisps, pints of beer and bacon sarnies are weighing you down. In other words, youre a bit slow, youre a bit unfit. And to make matters worse, the team that thrashed you 8-0 are playing you again and its only half-time, theyre already 3 up and theyre laughing at Steve, whos perched there at the sideline smoking fags instead of eating oranges. Oh dear boys. But theres a one-trick solution. Join a gym, get on the treadmill, do some weights and get Steve some nicorette patches!
5. Get A Kit
Six months have gone by and youre no longer bottom of the five-a-side league. After a series of draws and defeats, you win your first game. Steve, in his elation, scraps the nicorette patches. A new era has begun. That means a new identity. No longer will you wear the shirts of the teams you dream to be. No longer will Barry, in his Ronaldo shirt, miss a sitter from two yards. Its time to get a kit. Another quick google should get you started on finding a kit maker for your team. Perhaps one day, youll even have a kit man.
There we are. That wasnt so hard was it? Five-a-side is alive and kicking. So hurry up and get your boots on! More info http://www.buzzinfootballblog.co.uk/a-guide-to-starting-a-5-a-side-football-team/2049