Summer has sprung, which means soccer season is just around the corner. Needless to say, every player wants to be at the top of his/her game when he/she steps on the pitch. This is why, as the competitive season approaches, most of the training time is devoted to tactical and soccer specific skill development. This means that time focusing on soccer conditioning gets limited – which is why it’s important to put focus on strength and conditioning during the off-season.
Our high performance coach integrates multiple elements of soccer performance into the workouts to optimize training efficiency. He integrates different athletic soccer performance components in his workouts, such as:
Nowadays there is a lot of interaction between strength, speed, coordination, flexibility and endurance. Integrating strength and conditioning in your routines will increase your training efficiency and will make the transfer to soccer performance easier. Strength and conditioning for soccer also needs to be skill-based. When you incorporate exercises that mimic soccer-specific movement patters combined with basic skills such as passing, dribbling and ball control, you will further maximize the transfer to soccer performance.