EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Fitness and Diet

Fitter teams win more games – it’s as simple as that. Of course, we know that most clubs will not have a fitness trainer or a well-equipped gym. But there is a lot you can do yourself. The drills in this section look at how you can help your players to get fit, stay fit, avoid injury and recover more quickly. How many times have you seen a close game decided in the last 10 minutes because one team is fit and the other is running out of energy?

Barcelona warm up

4 ways to kick start your team’s performance

in Fitness and Diet, Warm Ups

The benefits of a dynamic workout to your team to get them ready to play a match cannot be ignored. Young players have to give their muscles a range of dynamic and progressive movements to prepare them for the game. If they don’t you’ll be risking them getting a injury when the game starts. Warm... MORE

How to coach power sprints- part 1

Power sprints

in Fitness and Diet, Practice plans

This session uses the top two tiers of the strength-power-speed pyramid. The exercises in this session will help players to develop explosive power and the ability to quickly change pace. MORE

leg press with a ball

Leg press with a ball

in Fitness and Diet, Warm Ups

Leg press with a ball... this five minute fitness drill can be used during your training sessions for a quick break to help coaching points sink in, or as an incentive for a drinks break. MORE

4-player pre-season support session featured image

4-player pre-season support session

in Fitness and Diet, Small Sided Games

Use this fast paced training game to get two centre midfielders and a defensive midfielder moving quickly into positions to support each other, just like they would in a match. Why use it This is a refresher for players to get into supporting positions when they are near the player with the ball. Set up... MORE

Continuous 2v2 game

in Fitness and Diet, Small Sided Games

Young players can often get bored by fitness exercises, they just want to play. So keep their interest high with this game from Michael Beale's 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games manual. It's a great way of giving your players a good workout. MORE


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