One of the most prolific goalscorers in UEFA Champions League history, former PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United FC and Real Madrid CF star Ruud van Nistelrooy is well placed to offer an overview on being a striker.
Footbonaut helping hone Dortmund skills
Borussia Dortmund are using a revolutionary training device to help them to improve their passing and reaction skills - we find out about the 'Footbonaut'.
Guide to tackling II: The slide tackle
In the second part of our guides to the art of tackling, Sweden international Kosovare Asllani is on hand to help out as we offer advice on the technique of the sliding challenge.
Guide to tackling I: The block tackle
UEFA Training Ground offers a two-part guide to the fundamentals of tackling. Here we focus on the block tackle, with help from Sweden women's international Kosovare Asllani.
Preparing for peak fitness II
In the second part of our feature with FC Shakhtar Donetsk fitness coach Carlo Nicolini, we find out about the specific areas that the club focuses on to ready its players during the final weeks of the winter break.
Preparing for peak fitness
FC Shakhtar Donetsk fitness coach Carlo Nicolini speaks about the preparation process players go through to be in peak condition for a UEFA Champions League match.
Proença hopes to inspire young referees
Referee of the 2012 UEFA Champions League and UEFA EURO 2012 finals, Pedro Proença reveals how hard work was key to getting to the top and offers his advice to the next generation of officials.
UEFA courses helping to save lives
Casaded courses of the UEFA Football Doctor Education Programme are helping football doctors to deal with emergency situations through a mix of theory and practical sessions.
Club and country links in fine health
UEFA Medical Committee member Dr Henrique Jones and SC Braga team doctor João Pedro Araújo explain the important relationship that exists between national team and club doctors.
Irish scheme gives youngsters a chance
We visit Dublin to get an insight into the Late Night League, an initiative that gives youngsters from all over the Republic of Ireland the chance to play football in a safe and controlled environment.
Boateng's Milan magic
AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng recalls a memorable strike for the Italian giants against FC Barcelona in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League and reveals how such efforts are the realisation of a childhood dream.
Countdown begins to UEFA Grassroots Day
The countdown is on to the fourth edition of UEFA Grassroots Day, taking place across Europe in the week of the UEFA Champions League final, and its attendant awards, saluting achievements in the grassroots game.
The making of Ashley Young
Ashley Young reveals how he overcame rejection to make it as one of his country's brightest stars with England and Manchester United FC, while his first coach speaks about the talent he had from an early age.
Celtic youngsters hitting the heights
We travel to Glasgow and find out how the Celtic youth academy is succeeding in its mission to create players to take on the cream of European football.
Visit the ultimate grassroots resource
UEFA Training Ground is the ultimate resource for football players, coaches and supporters as star players and big-name coaches pass on their advice to you.
Llorens' Messi memories
Lionel Messi's first coach, Xavi Llorens, tells UEFA Training Ground about his memories of working with the FC Barcelona star at the club's famous La Masia youth academy.
Guide to attacking headers
We offer a guide on how you can improve your ability to score with headers in front of goal, featuring Swedish women's international Kosovare Asllani.
The Makelele role
Former Real Madrid CF, Chelsea FC and Paris St Germain FC star Claude Makelele tells us about the role that he became famous for, between defence and midfield.
Rakitić crossbar challenge
Sevilla FC's Croatian international, Ivan Rakitić takes on the test of accuracy that is the UEFA Training Ground crossbar challenge.
Rakitić's dribbling challenge
Sevilla FC's Croatian midfield star Ivan Rakitić takes on a test of his ball control skills and speed with the UEFA Training Ground dribbling challenge.
Young Champions shine in Munich
Almost 200 youngsters had the rare opportunity to play at Munich's historic Olympiastadion as they competed to be named UEFA Young Champions in the week of the 2012 UEFA Champions League final.
TactX takes coaching to the next level
TactX is the 3D coaching tool that can revolutionise the work of every coach, from the grassroots to the elite, and it has just got even better with a number of exciting new features.
Coach project raising standards
We get an insight into the Fortum Tutor Scheme, voted Best Project in the 2012 UEFA Grassroots Day Awards - a nationwide initiative that is improving levels among coaches of children's football in Finland.
Rakitic ball control challenge
Sevilla's Croatian international, Ivan Rakitić, takes on a test of his close control skills in the UEFA Training Ground ball control challenge.
Hansen's grassroots legacy
We visit the small town of Glejbjerg in Denmark to find out about 2012 UEFA Grassroots Day Awards winner, Benny Hansen, and his remarkable effect on football in the local community.
Madjer's magic moment
We look back at a classic goal by Rabah Madjer which helped FC Porto to European glory in 1987, as the Algerian reveals the technique behind his famous back-heel.
Sagnol skills inspire youngsters
Former FC Bayern München star, Willy Sagnol gave local youngsters a masterclass that they will remember forever as he joined Giovane Elber for a special skills clinic at the UEFA Champions Festival in Munich.
How Newcastle upset the odds
Former Newcastle defender Philippe Albert reveals the tactics of the English club's memorable victory against Barcelona in 1997.
Forlán's nutrition guide
FC Internazionale Milano's Diego Forlán offers an insight into the diet of a professional footballer.
Learn to head the ball like Didier Drogba with our guide to the fundamentals of the skill, featuring Sweden women's international Kosovare Asllani.