Soccer Fitness

Football is a unique game. It requires a wide range of specific fitness elements for a player to be successful. A match typically lasts 90 minutes at senior level and 60 minutes a junior level which requires a high level of stamina and endurance. Players also need to be strong, powerful, quick, to turn, jump, tackle and shoot, and to be able to make decisions, both individually and tactically within an ever-changing, fast moving environment. Football requires a range of different levels of fitness in all areas as opposed to requiring one specific area of fitness.

Whilst players also need a number of other skills to be successful such as skill, technique, mental strength and talent, fitness has an very big influence on them all. Without fitness, individuals and the team will always fail, despite having an abundance of the other attributes required to be successful.

This section of the website provides a collection of DVDs and books to help you work, train and develop on your personal and squads fitness levels.


Fitness Training for Soccer Book

Book Summary: Fitness training is an essential component of soccer development. The stronger, faster, more agile and balanced players are, the more effective they will be both training and game situations. The good news is you can improve fitness levels through proper training, and this book is the place to start. Full of small sided soccer games and soccer drills specifically designed to maximize fitness training for soccer: • Fitness Training Sessions • Circuit Training Sessions • Conditioning Games • Goalkeeping Fitness Training • Defender Fitness Training Sessions • Midfielder Fitness Training Sessions • Attacker Fitness Training Sessions Author: Anthony John Harris is a former Royal Marine Commando who has pioneered a host of fitness regimes. He has more recently transfered his knowledge and skills in designing fitness training activities for soccer. He also has completed a FA Diploma in the treatment of soccer injuries. Printed: 2002 Pages: 178
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