Celtic Soccer Academy recently started an initiate that can only be a good thing, and get help those youth players affected by the lockdown and quarantine to keep improving their footballing skills.

The Academy has set up challenges for young players and fans to take part in that they can do at home, or even in the garden.

The announcement of the challenges on the club’s website disclosed that first-team players will be taking part as well, which shows that everyone at Celtic is pitching together in these uncertain days.

Celtic Park under the lights

Celtic Park under the lights (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Celtic Soccer Academy’s Twitter account uploaded the first fortnightly challenge earlier on Friday. It features Academy coach John McStay performing a feat of skill. Fans are then encouraged to emulate it and upload onto the results onto Twitter.

The Academy Twitter account will then retweet the best results.

These initiatives can only be a good thing by the Celtic Soccer Academy. Particularly as the Academy members will be unable to train due to the lockdown that is taking place in Scotland.

Therefore, having the players remain active is something that has to be done, and hopefully it will be a success.

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All at Celtic will be looking to remain active

You have to imagine that every player at Celtic, from Academy to professional levels, is looking to maintain their fitness and football technique during this unexpected downtime.

The outside of Celtic Park

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

That is why the Celtic Soccer Academy initiative will work. People will be desperate to remain active during this bizarre period in Scottish football.

Any football that can be played will be welcomed

Any football that can be played at all will be welcomed. Even if it is having a go at keepy-uppys in the garden, that is how serious the situation is.

Looking to improve your skills can only benefit these youngsters in the future, and the Celtic Soccer Academy should be applauded for this idea.

You imagine more initiates will be set-up if the lockdown continues in Scotland for longer. For now though, these skills sessions are more than good enough.




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