The following speed conditioning drills are recommended for soccer players during off-season conditioning.
The primary goal of an off-season program is to enhance overall conditioning and to work on those areas where you fall short. This information will provide general conditioning and performance drills which may be used by all ages and skill levels of soccer players. Learn how you may increase the difficultly or enhance the program for older or more advanced athletes.
Your goal in these first 3 weeks is to get your legs accustomed to the high intensity of sprinting. You will do short sprints with plenty of recovery between each.
Your goal in the second 3 weeks is to get your legs accustomed to sprinting for longer distances. You will do longer sprints with plenty of recovery between each.
Your goal in the last 3 weeks is to get your legs accustomed to sprinting in a game or performance situation. Fartlek runs help you achieve this goal.
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