For my personal exercise programme I have decided on association football as my chosen sport.

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Personal Exercise Programme

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will" Vince Lombardi

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For my personal exercise programme I have decided on association football as my chosen sport. Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players each. It is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world. Football is a ball game played on a rectangular grass or artificial turf field, with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by manoeuvring the ball into the opposing goal. In general play, the goalkeeper is the only player allowed to use their hands or arms to propel the ball; the rest of the team usually use their feet to kick the ball into position, while they may also occasionally use their torso or head to intercept a ball in mid air. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the competition. The game of football is governed by the Football Association. The FA governs all professional football clubs in England. It is a member of UEFA and FIFA, and holds a permanent seat on the International Football Association Board (IFAB). Unlike other national football associations, it does not take the national name (i.e. English) in its title (compared to the Scottish Football Association, for example).

All of England's professional football clubs must be members of the Football Association. The FA is responsible for the appointment of the management of the England men's and women's national teams and the organization of the FA Cup (the nation's most prestigious cup competition). Although it does not run the day-to-day operations of the country's top league, the Premier League, it has veto power over the appointment of the league Chairman and Chief Executive and over any changes to league rules. The Football League, England's second tier league, consisting of The Championship, League One and League Two, is self-governing. The game is controlled at the local level, by 43 County Football Associations affiliated to The Football Association but with responsibilities for organising and running football activities in their area. A hierarchy of leagues operates throughout the game, each taking responsibility for the administration of their own activities, such as membership, fixtures and registrations
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To become a professional footballer there are a certain number of requirements that need to be met. All footballers should have good cardio-vascular fitness. They need to be quick over long and short distances. It is more common for the attacking players to be quite fast and have good ball control. However in the modern game speed, good ball control and the ability to read the game is essential to every player.

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