Football / Soccer Fitness Training

Soccer / Football players will require high levels of fitness that enable them to run long durations with small rapid sprints throughout a 90 minute period or even longer in match finals if extra time awarded.

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Single leg run; aim to run on the ball of your foot, without catching the rope or chalk lines. 


 

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Double leg run; aim to run at speed through the rope ladder, pumping with your arms. 


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Double side step, run through the ladder in a sideways direction. 


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Ickey Shuffle, As with the double run, but this time every third step comes outside the rope.

 

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Cross overs, Side step through the rope, taking your leading leg both in front and then behind the trailing leg. 


By performing these drills in both directions, you will soon realize that you are better on one side than the other. Aim to work on your weaker side for greater improvement in your game.

The final page is the most important, as it doesn't matter how great your fitness or football skills are, if you don't have the discipline, then you won't make a good team sport player.

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