Tag: Fitness

Season preparation with the ball

The summer break is over and the players are relaxed from their deserved recovery phase. The break rarely has a good impact when it comes to the fitness of most players. Even with our small summer training plan [...]

Our season break fitness plan

Another long season has finally come to an end. All your players spent large amounts of energy and all they really want is a break, not only physically but also psychologically. In order to prevent starting your new [...]

Soccer Strength Training – The fundamentals

In the past physical strength has often been viewed as an underestimated component of conditional ability. Various performance classes were telling players, not that long ago, that strength training makes a player slow and immobile. In fact, based [...]

Coordination Training in Soccer

Exercises with cones, slalom poles and coordination ladders - That’s coordination training for most coaches. But there is much more to it than just training the coordination of legs and feet. In total there are 7 soccer-specific components [...]

Endurance Training in Soccer

Conditioning - to a lot of athletes it means a lot of running, a lot of sweating and of course pushing the limits, right? Not quite - Actually the type of conditioning that is feared by a lot [...]

Soccer and cross country runs

"Bad coaches send their players out for a run in the forest" - this was the headline of an article I once read on the subject of pre-season preparation. This sentence has since burned itself into my brain. [...]

Soccer training through the winter

When wintertime has a lock on your training pitch, but you have to get ready to prepare for the next part of the season, you might ask yourself: “Is it really necessary to practice in the cold? Shouldn’t [...]