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SPORTS POEMS

(Football) 

By Josie Whitehead

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There’s a gentle giant on the pitch

    Who outshines all the rest.

His tips are here to help you all

     Perform your very best:

 

TAILOR YOUR TRAINING

 

Training should be tailored

    To your position on the pitch.

It’s you who redirects the ball

    Without a fault or glitch.

 

WATCH YOUR BACK

 

Work to strengthen muscles

    But don’t forget your back.

It’s the muscles that you cannot see

    That help in the attack.

 

 THE POSTERIOR CHAIN

 

The muscles of the posterior chain -

    You’ll know the ones I mean -

Those tendons, ligaments and more

    Are felt but seldom seen.

 

FILL UP YOUR TANK

 

Dehydration will not help you play.

    Drink well throughout the game.

Build strength with carbohydrates;

    They’re important just the same.

 

STRETCH OUT

 

You will need to flex those muscles -

   For they’ll keep you safe from harm.

There are quite a lot of stretching drills

    Designed for legs and arms.

 

NIMBLE IN MIND AND LIMB

 

Both physically and mentally

    Agility’s what you need;

You’ll run and jump, twist and turn –

    And all of this at speed.

 

POLISH YOUR CONFIDENCE

 

What follows all this training then

     And what will help you play?

Well, polishing your confidence

    Helps most on the big day.

 

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