Home > Fitness > Sport > Soccer Soccer All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Getting started » In the gym » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Rugby » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition How a soccer player trains Judging from the physique of most soccer players, fitness for them is second nature. But what goes into their training? We spoke to a registered biokineticist at SSISA to find out. take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Join Health24 on Facebook » Ask Fitness Expert » Jesse Kriel talks rugby and nutrition 44 killer body-weight exercises for women More sex during SA's World Cup meant more boys nine months on Nine months after South Africa hosted the 2010 football World Cup a disproportionately higher number of male babies were born compared with the previous eight years. Dental or Mental? Suarez and the right to bite Luis Suarez's bite has the world up in arms. Is he insane, or just bad-mannered? Luis Suarez takes a bite into Italy Luis Suarez faces a possible two-year ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during last night’s World Cup match. Age 4-5 years Rough play is popular among this age group and can be a useful way of fine-tuning physical skills. Age 6-7 years At six and seven years old, a child’s ball sense and body control will have improved significantly. They will also become more interested in team games. The magic school Check out Brazil's national soccer players' favourite tricks. Age 5-6 years At five years old, a child has a better sense of balance, and by six they will have acquired the large motor skills. Age 18-25 By the age of 18, cricketers have developed their full skill aquistion and speed. The only thing that changes from 19 onwards is that their size changes and their strength increases. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors 4 clever ways to stay active this winter Key signs you need a change in diet Clear your head with fast-acting, long-lasting Sinutab® Nasal Spray Why is asthma still killing South Africans? Live healthier Switch the caffeine for calm » Two minutes to healthy winter eating Winter exercise lifts spirits Quit coffee for yoga – 3 postures to energise your day If you are like most westerners, and use coffee as a means to kick start your pressure filled day, consider trading caffeine for calm. It’s not you, it’s your brain » Sleepless nights may fuel daytime Facebook binges Will brain freeze ice up your brain? Why do you get first-night jitters in a different bed? If you can’t sleep properly on the first night in a new place, rest assured it’s not you, it’s your brain.