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 » Ask Fitness Expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run 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 Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.