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Soccer Specific, Fitness and Agility Training

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

It is the intent of Centre Soccer Association to introduce young players to proper training and physical fitness techniques that are soccer specific in order to minimize injuries and promote a healthy lifestyle.  Instilling the value of fitness, agility, and health at young age will assist in developing a stronger overall player.

 

OBJECTIVES:

Soccer Specific Fitness and Agility Training is a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate training session that targets the four components of physical fitness: aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition, and places them in a soccer applicable setting.

 

Players will:

1) Be exposed to basic dynamic stretching and flexibility practices that will reduce injury

2) Be exposed to cardiovascular training that will increase their speed and level of fitness

3) Be exposed to agility and balance exercises that are specific to the game

4) Become knowledgeable about the importance of proper training technique and leading a healthy lifestyle as a soccer player.

5) HAVE FUN!

  

Listed below are training priorities:

  • Dynamic stretching
  • Balance
  • Core stability and strengthening
  • Running/sprinting form: Eccentric strength and fluidity of motion (form)
  • Raising and lowering a player’s heart rate and sustaining over time
  • Incorporating a soccer ball into a variety of exercises

 

TRAINING SESSION:

A typical training session is as follows – 45 mins:

 

     WARM-UP: 5 minutes  - Dynamic stretching and flexibility routine.

 

     CARDIOVASCULAR ACTIVITY: 15 minutes

 

     MUSCULAR AND/OR CORE STRENGTHENING ACTIVITY: 15 minutes

 

     COOL-DOWN: 5 minutes

 

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