With football locked down again for so many, Perfect Play can be a useful tool in maintaining physical fitness, technical proficiency and motivation. There are over 50 individual drills on the app, as well as multiple progressions within each area, many of which can be completed indoors as the nights draw in and the weather turns ugly.
As a coach, Page found the app particularly useful during the first lockdown as a means of sustaining contact time and engagement with the young players in his group.
‘The most interesting aspect is you can track your progress over time so players can use that as a challenge during this latest four-week lockdown,’ he notes. ‘That might be technical skills, how much stronger or quicker you can become, or how much better your reactions can become over this period.
‘You can track that progress through the app and then hopefully see that come to fruition when you start playing again. Just like Premier League players during the first lockdown, this time can be used to get physically and technically in good shape for the return.’