If you hit the ground running, you start with full speed
Preseason is a major theme around the soccer world right now, so we thought now would be a perfect time to explain how important the process is before every season.
Getting ready for a season doesn't just apply to the professional level. It applies to all levels of soccer.
Youth club teams, high school teams, and college teams all have a stage before the season starts that the team prepares for the upcoming season.
Preseason is so important because that's where everything comes together. The team works on how they want to play and competition for positions starts. This is why it's so important to show up that first day of practice both mentally and physically ready.
The alternative, not being ready, is a path you DON'T want to take.
When you are out of shape/unprepared for your first practice session, you are already behind.
Once you are behind there might not be a chance to catch up. This can lead to a player probably not getting the playing time they imagined.
First impressions are everything and coaches are much more likely to put their faith and focus on players who they know are committed and disciplined.
Being ready for that first session allows players to give their 100% best effort, which gives them the opportunity to impress/improve. It is so important to hit the ground running.
How Do You Prepare For A New Season?
Now is the time to set your goals for the off-season/pre-season/season, plan your off-season routine, and understand what you need to achieve success. With mental and physical preparation your vision and plans will be clearer, and your goals will be more likely achieved because ambition creates discipline.
Improve Your Cardiovascular Fitness
This may be an obvious one, but improve your base fitness with endurance activities like running, biking, and swimming.
Incorporate Interval Training
Soccer requires different movements where you stop, sprint, jog, and even walk as the intensities vary to react to the game. Therefore, complete interval training where you can work hard for a set period of time and then rest for a period of time. This is to get your body to work hard and get it used to stop and start, which will almost mimic a soccer game.
One of the best workouts is to get on a treadmill. Do sprints at a high speed for 1 minute, then reduce the speed and jog for another minute. Do this around 5 or 6 times and it will be a great way to improve endurance.
How We Can Help:
At FuturElitez Soccer, we emphasize a lot of our player's mindsets and attitudes towards not only football/soccer but life. Not only do we emphasize this with our players, but we put out information for everyone to see such as our blogs, Instagram and TikTok.
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