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Soccer Fitness Training

Soccer players need a combination of aerobic and anaerobic fitness due to the nature of the game and the fact that there is continuous movement with lots of short bursts of more intense activity. Some positions require higher levels of anaerobic fitness than others, some require more aerobic soccer fitness. A midfield player, is required to cover a lot of ground during a game and needs a good aerobic engine. A soccer striker on the other hand requires short bursts of repeated activity and requires more speed and Anaerobic soccer fitness.


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Activation/Recovery Circuit

Recovery Circuit that can be used as part of a regeneration session. Activities that promote physiological healing and reduce soreness. ...

01-05-2018 Hits:23274 Activation Exercises Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Passing and Movement Patterns

Dynamic passing exercise with vision and awareness and scanning incorporated. ...

27-04-2018 Hits:32284 Passing and Movement SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Dynamic Warm-Up 2.0

Multi-faceted warm-up combining dynamic stretching, proprioception and duel force exercises. ...

26-04-2018 Hits:25554 Warmup Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Activation (Mini)

Warm-up and activation exercise using basic equipment to for pre-practice or pre-game. Primarily preparation of the body prior to exercise.

18-04-2018 Hits:14508 Activation Exercises Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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SAQ Crossover Course

SAQ soccer drill that develops agility in soccer. Develop reaction time, motors skills for balance, co-ordination, programmed agility & random agility. ...

11-04-2018 Hits:26212 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Detraining Effect

Introduction Typical soccer seasons have periods of intense training, matches, tournaments and also rest periods at whatever level of football.  As coaches we should be aware of the effects of training...

12-02-2015 Hits:15170 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Running With the Ball and Conditioning

Dribbling technique that can be also used as a conditioning and fitness exercise if needed. Running with the ball technique training and also football specific conditioning. Can also be used...

16-07-2013 Hits:22064 Aerobic Fitness Drills Ray Power - avatar Ray Power

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Conditioning With Dribbling

Dribbling exercise that incorporates conditioning to varying degrees as desired. Improve dribbling, turning, ball manipulation skills with football-specific conditioning. ...

15-07-2013 Hits:18302 Aerobic Fitness Drills Ray Power - avatar Ray Power

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6 Ball Game (Aerobic)

Small sided game focusing on developing Aerobic Fitness (High Intensity) and immediate transition on attack. Finishing is also trained in high reps as the defending unit is frequently outnumbered. ...

30-03-2012 Hits:43735 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Fitness Ladder (Aerobic)

Fitness and conditioning activity used to develop aerobic capacity and also threshold capacity. Exercise integrates technical training at repeated stations whilst training aerobic energy systems. ...

12-02-2012 Hits:36052 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Directional Possession with Targets (Hig…

Possessional exercise with direction where players have to work in a high intensity environment. Developing aerobic capacity in a small sided game scenario. ...

20-11-2011 Hits:39234 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Transition Fitness (High Aerobic)

Develop a teams ability to work at Moderate to High intensity for sustained periods. This possession exercise works the aerobic and lactate systems to induce a training overload that replicates...

20-11-2011 Hits:36150 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Numbers Up Transitions with Conditioning…

Develop Possession and Creating Goal Scoring Opportunities in Numbers Up Situations. Also train a teams ability to work at high intensity for sustained periods and increase the Intermittent Aerobic Capacity of players.

10-11-2011 Hits:25131 Aerobic SSG's TonyDeers - avatar TonyDeers

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