HNS Publishes Daily Training Videos for Young Croatian Footballers at Home

By 26 March 2020

March 26, 2020 - The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) will publish daily videos featuring individual training sessions intended for young Croatian footballers to perform in their own home, yard or garage.

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, more than 100,000 young footballers in Croatia have been left with no opportunity to train and enjoy football.

Therefore, the Croatian Football Federation has organized a ‘train at home’ project during which they will publish daily videos with individual training that young footballers can perform at home, without additional equipment and supplies.

The project was created by HNS Chief Instructor Petar Krpan and HNS conditioning instructor Ivan Krakan, in collaboration with a working group of representatives of the 1st HNL Youth Clubs. The working group was established in December during the HNS winter camp, consisting of representatives from Osijek (Miroslav Žitnjak), Rijeka (Edo Flego), Lokomotiva (Jurica Čabraja), Hajduk (Andro Fistonić), Dinamo (Anđelko Ivanjko) and Slaven Belupa ( Vedran Medenjak).

The goal of the project is to encourage young footballers, but also all other athletes, to use their time for physical activity and refining their skills during this crisis. The training will be available daily on HNS's YouTube channel, as well as on HNS's Instagram and Facebook pages.

"We know players in professional club schools will receive quality instruction during this 'forced break', but HNS's mission is to care for more than 100,000 young football players across the country. Fortunately, we live in a time where technology can reach everyone individually at home.

We believe this is an ideal way to provide young Croatian footballers with instruction from top coaches and fitness professionals and encourage them to work for themselves in these challenging times. We are sure that conducting this training will make it easier to stay at home for boys and girls who are certainly having a difficult time being away from training, the ball, and teammates. That being said - to a healthy body, and healthy spirit! Work out at home!", said HNS Chief Instructor Petar Krpan.

HNS emphasized that all training is intended exclusively for independent work in one's own home.

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