The Soccer Fitness Training Framework explains the six necessary components required for successful and long-term improvements in soccer-specific physical fitness.
- Fitness Training:
Training for the aerobic, anaerobic lactic, and anaerobic alactic systems, done using movements, intensity, and work-rest periods similar to those used to train all forms of athletic fitness.
- Physical Conditioning:
Strength, speed, power, and plyometric exercises, are executed using the maximum amount of force, in the minimum amount of time, in order to maximize an athletes physical performance.
Movements and muscular recruitment patterns are taught, and reinforced, to ensure that athletes develop more efficient movement mechanics, and are able to train and play at higher intensities without wasting energy.
- Injury Rehabilitation:
Rehabilitation and prevention of acute and chronic injuries to specific areas (low back, hips, groin, knees, ankles, and shoulders) is achieved through targeted strength exercises, utilizing various different speeds of contraction and types of resistance.
- Nutrition and Wellness:
Athletes are provided with current information and tools needed to help them adopt a healthy, active lifestyle, including an athletic diet designed to maximize performance, while also taking into account specific needs for weight loss, gain, or maintenance.
Teaching athletes, coaches and parents the importance of fitness training outside of their technical sport training by giving them resources and explainations to why all movements are performed in our centre.