|About the Book|
Professional footballer Rohan Ricketts was like the majority of young boys, spending his childhood kicking a ball around. He went on to join Arsenal Youth Team and has played in the UK Premier League, the MLS in Canada and for teams in Europe, mostMoreProfessional footballer Rohan Ricketts was like the majority of young boys, spending his childhood kicking a ball around. He went on to join Arsenal Youth Team and has played in the UK Premier League, the MLS in Canada and for teams in Europe, most recently in Germany. In Passion for Football Ricketts examines what has contributed to his success and gives advice to young players who have their sights set on a career in football. Using his wealth of experience in the world of football, both on and off the pitch, he takes them from starting out in the school team to flying high and diversifying for career longevity.Using his F.A.C.T.S (Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Tenacity and Skill) approach to football he explains the essential skills and attitude needed to succeed. In each section he gives examples from his own career to pass on what he has learnt to the next generation. Ricketts is passionate about Youth Development and its importance for the future of football worldwide.Don’t just take Ricketts’ word for it - Passion for Football includes interviews with fellow players from around the world including Darren Bent, Tom Huddlestone, Paul McVeigh, Mark Bright, Zesh Rehman and Maurice Edu.Recognising that preparation and your support network is as important to your success as skills are, Ricketts also includes articles by specialists from behind the scenes on Nutrition and Fitness.Written in bite size chapters, this eBook is a must read for kids and parents alike!