Strength and Speed in 1v1 Possession

By Alex Trukan This exercise is focused on speed and strength in individual possession scenario. Physical components developed in this practice improve the ability to keep the ball under pressure of the opponent. This is integrated with dribbling and ball … Continue reading

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Explosive Power In Continuous 1v1s

By Alex Trukan The exercise is focused on improving explosive power in 1v1 situations. This fitness component is responsible for better quality of speed and strength in football actions. Therefore, development of explosive power can help in winning running duels, … Continue reading

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Developing Eccentric Leg Strength With Squats and a Ball

By Justin Cresser When we think of improving strength with resistance training, thoughts of pushing heavy weights on the bench press, or squatting bars with many plates, comes to mind. That is, we generally think of developing concentric strength. Our … Continue reading

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High-Intensity Conditioning Circuit for Pre-Season Training

By Justin Cresser Our club begins the major competitive season in the next 2 to 3 weeks, so we are therefore entering into the pre-season phase of the training year. As you transition from the off to the pre-season, the … Continue reading

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Functional Training of the Centre Midfielder: Change of Direction, Half-turns and Speed Dribbling

By Justin Cresser As your players advance and begin to play at higher levels, they will need some degree of Functional or Position-specific Soccer training. For example, wingers need to be good dribblers and crossers of the ball and should … Continue reading

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Combining Strength Endurance With Technical Training

Developing whole body strength is essential for peak performance in soccer. How effective you are at shielding the ball from an opposing defender, getting up quickly from a fallen position and constantly withstanding shoulder to shoulder and other physical contact … Continue reading

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