Keepie Uppies

Henry James By Henry James, 30th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1c4bz7rq/
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In the aftermath of the World Cup, many people have seen the skill of “Keepie Uppies” displayed by footballers from accross the world. Is there any point doing it?

The short answer is, Yes!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keepy_uppy

If you’re interested in playing football, it is an integral skill for ball control. By kicking the ball around, controlling it and keeping it close the body you are better able to control the ball when you’re playing in a proper game.

Also, with the controversy over the Jabulani Soccer Ball, knowing how your ball moves is so very important. Too many potential goals flew away from the posts and equally, goal keepers were unable to challenge the Knuckling affect which let in easy goals. One criticism of the England Team was their lack of training with the official match ball.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adidas_Jabulani


But back to Keepie Uppies. By practicing with the ball, you are better able to control the ball when you are under the pressure of a football/soccer match.

But what about those of us who aren’t international football players or even Sunday League enthusiast? There is always the fitness aspect.

By kicking the ball around, you are raising your heart rate and improving your stamina. By standing up and doing keepie uppies, you are also improving your balance and spacial perception. You are offering a general exercise regime by kirking around the football.

As far as challenges go, you can always do one more ‘keepie uppie’. My record is 40. What’s yours?

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2014, Ability, Cool, Fitness, Football, Jabulani, Keepie Uppie, Keepy Uppy, Kick Ups, Record Breaking, Skill, Soccer, Sports, Training, World Cup 2010

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