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 The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.