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Colin Campbell Sports have one more satisfied customer in Stornoway United FC. The club, who play in the Lewis and Harris Youth Football Association League, recently purchased new kit from the renowned sportswear firm, and YFS spoke to coach of the under 18’s age group, Steven Munro, to find out more about the club and their new strip.

When seeking new kit, Munro said that Colin Campbell Sports was their first choice of supplier. He said, “Our club went to Colin Campbell Sports as I have had previous dealings with Scott and the service I have received is always of the highest standard. Scott has been excellent to deal with, and the service has been to the usual high standard.'

Colin Campbell provide kit specifically tailored to the needs of each club and offer many established brands as they strive to provide both quality and value for their customers. Munro said, “Our club has purchased team kit and training tops. The brand of our kit is Stanno, and the colours are black and orange.”

Storonoway United FC was founded in 1945, and currently have youth teams across the age groups from under 9’s to under 18’s. They also have a senior team, allowing those leaving the under 18’s age group to continue their involvement with the club.

The senior team, reformed in 2003, play their football in the Lewis and Harris Football League. Playing summer football, the club’s season will begin in April and, in addition to their new kit, are preparing for the beginning of the season by securing their sponsors with local businesses and hosting fundraising events, including a curry night on the 25th of March.

 The youth teams play in the Lewis and Harris Youth Football Association, which was started in 1945. The league accommodates the U13’s, U15’s and U18’s age groups with around eight teams in each league, although league chairperson, Keith Bray, describes the U13’s league as ‘festival-based and not a formal league.’

Bray also spoke of the advantages of playing a summer football season. He said, “Our league runs from April to September. We have the advantage of better weather and the condition of the grass pitches is much better!”

Everyone at YFS wishes Stornoway Unit
ed and all of the teams competing in the Lewis and Harris Youth Football Association, and in the Lewis and Harris Football League, all the best for the season ahead.
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton, the sports management entrepreneur who guided his son Lewis to Formula One World Champion, has turned his hand to football and launched a device which allows children and adults of all ages to develop their football skills and control techniques while in the comfort of their own home.
 
The revolutionary KickTrix™ system is designed to improve performance of one of the most crucial skills in football – the keepy-uppy. This time-tested technique improves ball control, fitness, strength, focus and confidence but is hard to practice indoors due to the space required and risk of damage . However, KickTrix™ solves these problems.
 
By tethering the ball to a central console Anthony invented a device, which allows the freedom of movement required to practice a keepy-uppy without needing a large space and with no risk of damaging furniture! It enables players to keep fit and practice improving their fine and gross motor skills even if they don’t have access to enough space outside, or if the weather isn’t good enough.
 
Click Here to watch Miller practice his tricks with KickTrix™
 
KickTrix™ is small enough to fit in the corner of a room, so players can train at anytime and anywhere. This also makes it easy to build into physical therapy programmes, especially for anyone returning from any sort of leg injuries, as it helps to build up ligament, tendon and muscle strength through repeated movement. The ball is connected to the central console via a removable connector, which slots neatly into beginner or advanced positions allowing greater or shorter reaction time.
 
Each KickTrix™ unit is able to display and keep a performance log, which can be used by players, parents and coaches to track progress. This is done through a customised KickTrix™ app, which records data via a unique reference number. The app, which can be downloaded via the KickTrix™ website, allows friends to compete against one another and take part in future KickTrix™ championships. The highest national scores are displayed live on the Freestyle League on the KickTrix™ website and top scorers will be entered into a championship competition due to be announced in 2017.
 
On why he invented KickTrix™, Anthony Hamilton explains: “I came up with the idea after visiting a friend’s house. She has three boys who love football. They haven’t got a big front room and were knocking a football about. The ball was going everywhere and breaking things as they were trying to do keepy-uppies. It gave me the idea of coming up with something to help them train and improve their ball control without fear of breaking anything.
 
"KickTrix is a training tool that allows young players to be the very best they can be. The better you are at ball control, the fitter you are and the more chance you have of being a much better football player. KickTrix™ allows players to train themselves to be focused, confident and dedicated on the ball and in the process, learn how to improve their skill and ultimately – their game.
 
"It’s so important that youngsters do some form of exercise and in a culture where so many sit for hours in front of their computers, I wanted to create a fun training system that would get kids active but still allow them to have fun and compete and interact with their friends via the KickTrix™ app.”
 
KickTrix™ is suitable for players of all ages. The system is portable and each unit has a carry handle and can be filled with either sand or water for stability. KickTrix™ has already won an A’ Design Award and has been nominated for The Plastic Industry Awards’ Consumer Product Design of the Year award. KickTrix™ comes in four standard colours and bespoke designs and limited editions are available - it can also be customised with personal initials and numbers at the point of sale. KickTrix™ is priced from £199 - £250 and can be purchased via the KickTrix™ website.
 
For more information, news, videos and views visit www.kicktrix.com. Like KickTrix™ on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
 
To order Kicktrix™, go to the Order Now page on their website.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:07

Linton Hotspur on the up with their new kit

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Colin Campbell Sports never fail to provide sportswear and equipment of the highest standard and Linton Hotspur FC are the latest club to sing the praises of the sports kit provider. Hazel Kinghorn, treasurer and fundraiser at the club, spoke to YFS to share her take on Colin Campbell, and the services that they provide.
 
Linton Hotspur FC are a borders-based club who, as far as can be determined through records, was established in the 1920’s. The club struggled financially and was unfortunately disbanded in 1971. However the club was significant to the local community and in October 2008, a meeting was held to establish local interest in re-establishing the club. Since then, the club has thrived with three teams currently competing in the borders league.
 
In addition to their youth teams, Linton Hotspur also have a senior team who, it is hoped, inspire the youth teams. Kinghorn said, “We have three teams in the borders league and they are all progressing well, and enjoying the games.”
 
The clubs’ kits are provided by Colin Campbell Sports, who are specialists in teamwear for clubs. Although the brand also provide equipment and footballs, Linton Hotspurs only use the firm for their kit but are highly satisfied with the service that they receive. Kinghorn said, “Colin Campbell have provided our strips, hoodies and jackets for the last three to four years and have always given us a good service. This year the strips for the kids are maroon, and we are very happy with the excellent service that Colin Campbell provide.”
 
Colin Campbell Sports strive to ensure they achieve a personal touch to every club and team that use their service. They offer products of top quality sports brands and have a catalogue available so that teams and clubs can select items that are best suited to their needs.
 
Linton Hotspur FC are one of the many teams across the country who are delighted with the service that is provided by Colin Campbell Sports, and would recommend them to other teams who are looking for kit and equipment of the highest quality.
 
YFS is teaming up with Topps to give away an entire box of SPFL Match Attax (50 packets), to one lucky winner, in time for Christmas. Simply fill out the form below and share the competition status on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and you'll be automatically entered into the prize draw.
 
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Our travel partners, Trans World Soccer are running an experience of a lifetime for girls teams this summer to the Womens Euro's in Holland. The draw was made last night and Scotland Women have a tie against the Auld Enemy in the first game!
 
A sample trip to include this game would be from 18th-22nd July 2017 (the game is on the 19th) and would include the following:
 
- Return flights to Holland
- Luxury return transport on Executive coach
- Ensuite Accommodation (Triple occupancy rooms / twins for adults)
- 2 meals per day (buffet breakfast and evening meal)
- Tickets to watch Scotland's opening match vs England
- 2 International challenge matches
- Trans World rep, who will accompany your group 
- Public liability insurance
- Free Adult Places (1 for every 20 paying travellers)
 
Optional extras:
 
- Superstar media experience and highlights video 
- Lunches 
- Training session with AFC Ajax at first-team complex 
- AFC Ajax stadium tour 
 
If the above is of interest, please fill out this form below to receive a quote within 48 hours.
 
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Imagine there was a way to never miss another goal from your game. Well, thanks to sportvideos365, it is now a possibility to watch every goal from your team's game, at just the click of a button.
 
There are 326,000 football clubs worldwide, and billions of sport highlights are happening each week and local pitches, and only those in attendance can see the goals. sportvideos365 were the first ones to come up with an innovative Live Video Ticker solution: Grab an Android smartphone with a powerful camera, additional battery and a tripod, download the app 'sportvideos365 Cam' - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viprtec.vicam - and bring football to everyone everywhere. 
 
Highlights available within moments
The philosophy of the Austrian based start up is simple. All you have to do is provide the filming, and sportVideos365 will do the rest. All highlights in short, real time videos only a few moments after they happen on the pitch, and posted on a personalised Club TV channel and with the new Android App - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viprtec.vicam - for fans, free of charge and with no further operating costs. All files are automatically published & archived after you push one simple button. After that all highlights can be shared with fans or friends on club websites and social media within seconds. 
 
Easy app handling
While developing the app, sportvideos365 focused on an easy handling so that anyone can start to film after five minutes of setting up the equipment at a good spot. As there are only two zoom options, users don’t need to have any technical foreknowledge to successfully film goals and chances during the game, which will be uploaded automatically. After a short tutorial everybody is set up – already more than 30,000 games 75 million video views are proof that you don’t have to be Alfred Hitchcock to use the app. http://www.sportvideos365.com/howitworks
 
“More and more teams are deeply contented with our simple but unique solution”, said Thomas Aigner, CEO of sportvideos365. “There are already hundreds of football clubs recording their games every week and using our match analysis feature and there is still a lot more to come. Right now we are working intensively on our iOs App, where fans won’t ever miss any actions again, and which will be launched this year.”

Match analysis
As Thomas pointed out, sportvideos365 offers the unique possibility for clubs to implement match analysis on an affordable basis. When the club decides to record a game with the app, the full 90 minutes will be available to the person that filmed the match.
 
Try it out for free
sportvideos365 gives clubs and teams a new video platform to promote themselves and their matches. Youth Football Scotland are looking for teams to try out this new totally free app, so if you'd like to give it a go, please fill out the form below:
 
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This November, M.S.M Football Ltd is holding a two week Football Showcase for players without a professional club.  Kicking off on 6th November, players are being invited to join a squad from around Europe, to participate in a once in a lifetime opportunity.
 
The Showcase offers daily coaching from former Scotland international duo Ian Murray and Garry O'Connor; challenge matches against a selection of professional clubs, including SPFL Premiership side Hamilton Accies; full training and match-day kit; a professional edited showreel of your match highlights; and 12 months of representation from a FIFA licenced agent. 
 
The challenge matches will be attended by scouts from Scotland, England and throughout Europe. If you have been released from a professional club or have been consistently performing at a top SYFA club but have never had the chance to perform on the big stage, this could be the break you have been waiting for.
 
 
The two week package includes
• 15 nights accommodation (optional)
• Tracksuit, Training and Playing kit for every player
• Professional UEFA A Licensed coaching by Ian Murray & Garry O'Connor
• 4 Friendly games versus Scottish Professional clubs
• Professional individual player highlights footage
• Scouts from Scottish & English clubs attended matches
• 12 Months agency representation (Optional)
• Options to play in Spain or Portugal
• Prize for player of the showcase
• Transport to/from Games/Training
• Specialised coaching
 
Pricing (without accommodation) is approximately £600 (for 14 days). If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information from showcase coordinator Cesare Marchetti, fill out the form below at your earliest convenience. The opportunity is suitable for players aged 16+.
 
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Football is a truly global sport worth billions of pounds. With increased TV revenues, marketing opportunities and ever-growing fan bases, never has there been more job opportunities in the industry.
 
UCFB, a world first in higher education, trains and educates individuals for these roles. Taught in world-class and unique campuses at Wembley Stadium, London, and the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, students become graduates and move on to first class employment within an industry they have a passion for. Students will learn while overlooking the turf of these two famous stadia, providing a truly inspirational setting to live and learn in.
 
At UCFB, 93 percent of UCFB graduates are in full time employment, and two thirds of those work in the football and sport industries with bodies such as The Football Association, Manchester United, Stoke City, Opta and EDP Soccer in New Jersey.
 
From day one, UCFB’s unique approach to higher education equips students for the rigours but also the exciting and life changing experiences a career in this fast paced world can offer. UCFB firmly believe that there are three ingredients necessary for such a career: a degree, a network of contacts and a CV full of fantastic work placements. That’s why UCFB offers the whole package.
 
As well as learning from a band of experienced, industry-based academics, students have the opportunity to apply for truly amazing work experience placements in the UK and abroad. Previous students have worked at football clubs in Brazil, the UEFA Champions League final and England international games at Wembley.
 
And thanks to the unique Complementary Curriculum and Executive Guest Speaker Series, students get the weekly opportunity to hear from industry professionals, ask them questions and gain key contacts for their future careers. Speakers in recent months have included BBC presenter Gabby Logan, World Cup winner George Cohen, Liverpool legend turned Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher and former FA Communications Director Adrian Bevington.
 
As well as partnerships with the likes of The FA and League Managers Association, UCFB recently linked up with the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, the education arm of the 11 times European champions. The ground breaking partnership will see UCFB postgraduate students spend part of their year in the Spanish capital to further enhance their educational experience in a foreign market.
 
The expansion of football and sport means new jobs are being created on a daily basis. From marketing executives at top football clubs to coaches at county associations, and from psychologists at sporting institutions to event organisers at capacity stadiums the opportunities are endless.
From the moment students step into one of UCFB’s incredible campuses, they are told: “Welcome to the football and sport industry".
 
To get more information on a #CareerInSport, fill out the form below:
 
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It may be cold this winter, but that's no reason to put your coach education plans on ice. Coerver® Coaching Scotland have launched their latest double-header of Youth Diploma courses, taking place this November and December. 
 
Coerver® Coaching will be offering a Youth Diploma 1 course in November at Livingston FC, followed by a Youth Diploma 2 course at Rangers FC in December 2016. Courses are suitable for coaches of all levels, whether grassroots or professional academy coaches. And in conjunction with YFS, there is a £100 discount available to anyone who signs up for both.
 
Coerver® Scotland Coaching Director Joe Jones said "Our Youth Diploma courses run mostly at pro clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City, we are delighted to have our latest Youth Diploma 1 course at Livingston FC and our second Youth Diploma 2 course at the outstanding facilities at Rangers FC”.
 
“We have been delivering the Youth Diploma 1 Course for 7 years, with outstanding feedback from coaches on how the courses have helped them to plan challenging, engaging and serious fun training sessions for players. The New Diploma 2 course provides a fantastic link between developing individual players, small group plays and a Team Style of play".
 
“Coerver® have been lucky to work in many big clubs and Federations around the world, and we are happy to bring that experience here to Scottish coaches”
 
The Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 focuses on giving attendees a greater understanding of how to plan and deliver more effective coaching sessions. This will be made possible by learning the Coerver® Session Planner, providing a quick and easy solution to planning weekly, monthly or season long programmes.
 
The Youth Diploma 1 is split over 4 modules, each with a theory & practical.
Module 1
The Coerver® Approach to Coaching (Theory)
Session Planner Warm Up & Speed (Practical)
Module 2 
The Coerver® Curriculum (Theory)            
Session Planner - Moves 1v1 &2v2 (Practical) 
Module 3
Coerver® Season Session Planning (Theory)
Session Planner – Group Play & SSG (Practical)
Module 4
Coerver® Tips to Be a Better Coach (Theory)    
A Model Coerver® Session (Practical)

Course Information:
Dates: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 Nov 2016 Venue: Livingston FC, Almondvale Stadium Alderstone Road, Livingston EH54 7DN            
Times: 9:30am to 4:00pm (both days)
The Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 2 course expands on the knowledge gained from the Youth Diploma 1 course with a focus on how to develop a team style through individual and small group skills teaching both in and out of possession.

The Youth Diploma 2 is split over 4 modules, each with a theory & practical.
Module 1
The Coerver® Approach to Team Play (Theory)
Developing the Coerver Player (Practical)  
Module 2
Coerver® Team Code - Defence (Theory)            
The Box Trap - Defence (Practical)
Module 3
Coerver® Team Code -Attack (Theory)
The Box Tap - Attack (Practical)                                                                      
Module 4
Benefits of Coerver® Team Style (Theory)
The Box Tap - Attack – Finishing (Practical)
 
Course Information:
Dates: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 Dec 2016 Venue: Rangers FC Murray Park Training Centre Auchenhowie Road, Milngavie, G62 6EJ 
Times: 9:30am to 4:00pm (both days)
 
 
The Course will be delivered by Coerver® Scotland & Portugal Director Gordon Craig. Gordon has worked with Coerver® around the world for over 25 years, he has also worked with the Scottish FA as an Elite Performance coach. He is now working as Coach Educator and Technical Consultant as Rangers FC and is a consultant to SL Benfica.
 
Also giving the course a glowing endorsement was former Celtic legend Lubomir Moravcik. He commented: "I travelled from Prague, especially to attend the Coerver Diploma. As a former International Player, Coerver® is essential not only to kids but the highest level of player. In my opinion, Coerver® is the top technical program in the World."

 
Would you like to express an interest in attending the Coerver® Youth Diploma courses and receive a full information pack? Fill out the form below:
 
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This Easter over 200 teams from 12 countries will descend on the Netherlands, for the festival of football that is the Holland Cup. YFS is teaming up with Trans World Soccer to offer a selection of discounted packages for the event. If you're looking for a international tournament this coming Easter, read on...
 
Gold Package includes:
 
· Pick-up at your clubhouse (or other convenient address) then coach transfer to Newcastle
· Return ferry crossing from Newcastle - IJmuiden (Amsterdam)
· Overnight stay on the ferry in a 4-berth Cabin, including dinners and breakfast on board
· Transfer from IJmuiden to Riviera Beach Holiday Park
· 3 night stay in 5-berth self catering units (mobile homes)
· Shuttle from Riviera Beach to the tournament venues in Almere
 
DATE: Friday 14 - Monday 17 April 2017
VENUE: Almere (outskirts of Amsterdam)
 
Only £349 per person self catering
Only £399 per person Half Board Option
 
Platinum Package includes:
 
· Return flights
· Airport transfers in Holland
· 3 night stay in 4-6 berth self catering units (mobile homes)
· Shuttle from Riviera Beach to the tournament venues in Almere
 
For Scotland (Central Belt)
Flights from Edinburgh or Glasgow
Only £399 per person self catering
Only £449 per person Half Board Option 
 
For Scotland (North)
Flights from Aberdeen
Only £425 per person self catering
Only £499 per person Half Board Option
 
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. The offer expires on Wednesday 19th October. A deposit is required to secure your team’s place. To express an interest and receive further information, fill out the form below:
 
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