Home > Fitness > Sport > Soccer Soccer All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Getting Started » In the gym » Leisure » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Osteopathy and football injuries Football is generally a safe and effective exercise. Nonetheless injuries often occur. Are you a dedicated player? Then find out how osteopathy can be used to your advantage. take a Flexibility test » Start A blog » Join Forums » Ask Fitness Expert » Spinal twist pose Fountain of youth pose The magic school Check out Brazil's national soccer players' favourite tricks. Age 4-5 years Rough play is popular among this age group and can be a useful way of fine-tuning physical skills. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Clinton Dean Jackson says... Sigh another nay sayer, ok yes you are correct in that climate change is a natural process that has happened in the past, BUT, anthropogenic interactions are accelerating this... Global warming could push malaria to higher areas ” 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.