If you have ever attended a football training session, you will likely understand the stress of planning out such an activity. With a range of equipment required for varying skill levels, endless issues likely to crop up and time constraints to contend with, overseeing and managing a training session can feel almost impossible without appropriate planning. Thankfully, Sportsmark are well-equipped to assist, with a range of must-haves and desirables to consider for Premier League-standard training sessions in 2023 and beyond.
Looking to spice up your dribbling exercises, shooting practice and team running drills? Placing cones, hurdles and mannequins around a large open section will provide an excellent space for varied groups. Consider laying out cones in a set format for a set activity, and browse mannequins and hurdles for free-kick practice, agility and balance training. Pep Pro Mannequins are the size and shape of adult males, for realistic set-piece training drills – particularly useful on windy training grounds.
The bread and butter of any training session will feature balls and goals, whether balls are at the feet of outfield players, being caught by keepers or launched into the air for heading practice. Smaller goals for training drills are ideal for passing accuracy too, with full-sized netted goals better for practising authentic in-game situations. Full-sized aluminium goal nets supplied by ourselves are utilised by professional clubs – so you can trust Sportsmark for your training ground essentials.
No session is complete without training matches, whether 11 vs 11, or small-sided games between groups. Linemarking paint is best used to mark out particular spaces such as the penalty area, byline and centre circle. Easy to use and seamlessly utilised by either groundsmen or yourself, machines can be acquired and delivered to your door to make this task even easier. The Challenger Marking Machine is just £387.00 and can be dispatched with a number of variable features included.
Protecting players during a training session is just as important as ensuring they enjoy and benefit from the drills and activities you set out. Shinpads, protective equipment and gloves are all essential when setting up for a safe session, while seasonal garments such as bodywarmers and additional layers will suit the climate. Alongside these options, we stock crash mats and thinner durable landing mats, ideal for placing around a training pitch to avoid injury.
Sportsmark are undeniably a local leader when it comes to quality sporting equipment and reliable branded gear for activities, and we have even expanded to offer specialist ground construction and maintenance services. Be it for the installation of a smaller athletics area or comprehensive football pitch – consult us and benefit from our extensive industry knowledge, athletics team sport items and cricket equipment.