know the type of fitness you will need if you are to play professionally. This 6 week program will not only prepare you for that but educated you on the level of conditioning it takes to be a pro. Benefits 1) Comparing your soccer fitness level to how pro teams prepare for their seasons 2) Raising your level of fitness to that of the pro level.
Priority Of Fitness Elements in a Soccer Training Program: Early Pre-Season: Late Pre-Season: In-Season: Continuous training: High: Low: Low: Interval training: Low: High: Maintenance: Strength training: High: Moderate: Low: Power training: High: Moderate: Maintenance: Speed training: Low: High: Maintenance: Flexibility training: High: High: High
Fitness and conditioning is a critical piece of soccer as the entire game is that of continuous running mixed with a lot of short bursts of high tempo, high-intense sprints. For this reason, it is essential to focus on both anaerobic (short duration, high intensity) and aerobic (running long distances) fitness to get your players to match fitness levels.
This is the phase of your soccer training program that will have the greatest impact on your game-from a fitness perspective. This stage will take a closer look at 4 areas of fitness to focus on: Endurance Training, Strength Training, Speed Training, and Flexibility. Endurance Training
A soccer fitness program should be built around developing a good aerobic base. Several studies into the physiological demands of soccer have shown that outfield players can travel up to 13 km or 8 miles during a 90-minute game.
With regard to soccer, fitness involves endurance, speed, agility, strength, and power. Young soccer players must be physically fit so they can utilize their skills and endure full-length matches. Conditioning –Conditioning is more specific.
Descriptions of exercises are in the back of this program packet. Century College Men’s Soccer 2015 Fitness & Conditioning Program Cardio May 25 – May 31 Workout #Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 1 1 Mile Run @ 8:00 min/mile pace 10 x 80 yrd Sprints 5 x 25 full situps, 5 x 25 pushups (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Players run the length of the field in 17-20 seconds (depending on the fitness level of the athlete), then use the remainder of the minute to walk the width of the penalty area (38 meters). Each rep is 1 minute, and it takes 2 minutes for one lap around the field, so 4×6 minutes is 4×3 laps.