Twitter posts show that lockdown won't stop Celtic starlets

By John Reid

March 19, 2020

With senior football in lockdown, the fate of the young players at football academies seems to have been overlooked.

However, that has been put right by the Celtic Academy Twitter account. They uploaded two clips of youngsters in the Academy continuing to work on their skills and athletic development seemingly at home.

Duo training, but keeping to safety guidelines

In one clip, a young player is working on his fitness by skipping with a jump rope, whilst another is working on his technique by doing ‘keepie-uppies’.

Thankfully, both individuals seem to be keeping to the correct procedure when it comes to avoiding the current global pandemic.

General view of Celtic Park / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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It will be interesting to see if Celtic’s Academy coaches have told their players to try to keep their skills development going at home. Obviously the youth teams can’t play any fixtures at the moment.

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That could be a good move by the club’s Academy. Perhaps it should be implemented at all levels of Celtic, as the Scottish champions try to deal with the unique situation that it currently faces.

The green seats of Celtic Park (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Hopefully when professional football gets the go-ahead to return, youth football won’t be far behind. After all, it is a real shame that the players who will be the future of football will be unable to take part in the game for the foreseeable future.

It is good to see that some starlets, whilst keeping safe, are trying to keep their training going. That can only bode well for the future.

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