Game Speed Conditioning

Game Speed Conditioning

This is the type of conditioning that separates the good from the elite.  In soccer, being fit for 90 minutes is not enough.  Traditionally, coaches have simply looked at the average distance in a game (approx. 8 miles) and conditioned their players to run that distance. High intensity training intervals are exactly what you need, especially if you are trying to lose weight and get “toned”.

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Non-Impact Conditioning

Non-Impact Conditioning

For conditioning sessions that are 20 minutes or more, consider using a bike, elliptical, or rower (my personal favorite).  All of these modalities will help you build the aerobic base you are looking for while saving your and many times it’s even more effective than running. You can get all of the same benefits of running and build a strong aerobic base while saving your body. 

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Maintaining Fitness Levels for the Entire Season

Maintaining Fitness Levels for the Entire Season

This is the time of year where for most, preseason training is continuing or ending, and regular seasons are about to start. If you have prepared well, you should be in very good shape. Most players won’t be in their ‘top’ shape at the start of the season, but will be very close. Depending on your situation, you may need some extra work to be in top shape.

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Sudden Increases or Decreases in Loading Can Increase Injury Risk

Sudden Increases or Decreases in Loading Can Increase Injury Risk

Coaches often use preseason as a period for high loading to prepare players for the upcoming season. Research shows that sudden changes in typical loading can increase injury risk. Coaches should consider planning training intensity in a progressive manner.

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5 Things to Consider When Planning Preseason

5 Things to Consider When Planning Preseason

Preseasons are just around the corner for most teams. Here are 5 things to consider from John De Witt, Head Sports Performance Coach, Houston Dynamo Academy & Houston Dash, when developing your plan. 

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A Different Kind of High Intensity Workout

A Different Kind of High Intensity Workout

Since soccer is a sport that requires explosive actions separated by periods of recovery, the best way to improve your fitness is to do just that – perform activities of high intensity followed by some rest. High intensity workouts can involve more than just running!

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Best of Amplified Soccer Training Volume 1

Best of Amplified Soccer Training Volume 1

Take a look inside our first issue of Best of Amplified Soccer Training, a leading digital quarterly publication for coaches with resources from our partners and contributors, some of the best coaching educators in the game. Get 60 pages of drills, full training sessions, conditioning, psychology, exclusive interviews, sports science, nutrition, recipes and more all geared towards soccer coaches.

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Preseason Training Resources

Preseason Training Resources

With preseason for most teams just around the corner, we have pulled together a collection of preseason soccer training resources to help you prepare your team to be at their best when the season starts. Resources come from professional, college and youth coaches and include fitness tests, full plans, strength programs and more!

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