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Fitness Suggestions

12/24/2013, 11:15am EST
By Coach

Fitness Suggestions

Practicing at this age is difficult and not as frequent as what I would like…  Therefore, I expressed that focus during practice will be skills and team interactions.  Although this will likely be done at pace, players MUST prepare themselves physically.  Here are some ideas…please do your own research, to include trainers’ and doc’s advice.  Don’t discount doc’s advice, as they may point out a specific area to watch or develop based on their evaluation of your body history.  The idea is to tailor your workout/fitness drills to your body’s capabilities to improve weaknesses to improve your stamina and decrease the likelihood for injury.  I spent 10 minutes looking at the internet and found the following.  When I coached at the HS, the trainers were also awesome sources of information.

http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/soccer-weight-training.html

http://www.stack.com/2013/03/01/off-season-soccer-conditioning/

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=11&cad=rja&ved=0CGcQFjAK&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.century.edu%2Ffiles%2Fathletics%2Fmens_soccer_fitness.pdf&ei=3qa5UszJNeG3sASIlYCQBA&usg=AFQjCNGK7S1L8XOWb4f-4uajlQq5R-1INw&bvm=bv.58187178,d.cWc

Stanford includes weights: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffroeberg.com%2Fsoccerunited%2Fstanfordfitness.pdf&ei=7qe5UsybObPhsATEtYHgAQ&usg=AFQjCNHB-IaylzfVYA_MGiIZWLKTrKXfsQ

Just weights: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&ved=0CEoQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rmhssoccer.com%2Fpdf%2FSoccer%2520Weight%2520Lifting%2520Program.pdf&ei=7qe5UsybObPhsATEtYHgAQ&usg=AFQjCNF_y0-hea1bL8qnq5T-RXqWV-1MaA


Notice that none of these forsake strength for endurance or endurance for strength…much as a balanced attack is required, so is a balanced body…

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