6 Off-Season Fitness Workouts to Improve Game Speed Fitness

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Here is a question I received over email today…
I’ve completed initial testing with a team of U14 girls. They are generally strongest in speed and weakest in fitness. In the fitness category, the median was 326 and average is 367…in the lower end of developing. I’d like to try to increase everyone to low 717

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Soccer Speed Training: 6 Player Overlap Sprint Repeats

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As we prepare for our pre-season (usually about 8 weeks prior to our season start date) we want to begin making a slow shift from our non-specific sprint training into our specific sprint training. We need to consider two key aspects when designing these drills.

What conditioning effect do we hope to achieve (max speed, repeat

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Off-Season Recap: Week 6 – Fitness Separation

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In week 5 of our off-season training program we finished up our pre-test sessions on speed, strength and fitness. Some have asked why we wait 4 weeks before starting our “pre-test” and the answer is simple. We have 200+ athletes walk show up week 1 of our off-season program, and many of them have not

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Final Stages of ACL Return to Sport

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Last week I put up a post that documents our ACL Return to Sport program and over the last few days I have received emails asking to see some of these activities in action. I videoed a few of the drills from our session last night with 2 girls who are in the final stages

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ACL Series: From Reducing the Risk to Return to Confidence

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As spring approaches, and the high school female soccer players return to the field. We though it might be good to review some of the literature regarding ACL injuries and how our program has integrated training progressions that attempt to reduce the risk of this devastating injury. Over the last few days I have put

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Top 10 Programs on the Cybex Arc Trainer

Top 10 Arc Programs:
Not only do I run the Soccer F.I.T. Academy, but I also own several other sports performance testing and research centers that specialize in program/protocol development. From time to time we work with equipment manufactures to study the effects of their equipment within a specific population. We got an Arc trainer 3

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