Training for Soccer Players
Many of you have asked the question to us,
“How can I work on my player’s or team’s soccer speed?” So we
thought we would offer some help.
First, there are two types of “soccer
speed” when we talk about soccer players. One is quick reactive
speed, and the other is speed when running. So, we figured we
offer a tip on both.
Quick Reactive Speed
Soccer players must be able to “shift on a dime”, meaning that
they must be able shift their direction and momentum in a split
second. This really is a programming lesson that the body must
learn. We must realize that soccer players must always have one
foot on the ground, and be ready to shift instantly. We cover
this subject and run you through a full break down with skills
and drills on disk #5 in the SoccerU series. It is
Explosive Speed and Sprinting
Sometimes, soccer players just have to have a “get up and go”.
Proper running form, sprinting, and just being that fast player
down the soccer field. Good running and sprinting form and
habits must also be learned and trained. Remember, just doing
something over and over will NOT improve it. We must learn the
right skill. The series we like for overall speed is
ost soccer training videos are
not great. In fact some are a waste of money. We spent years watching soccer training videos and
having soccer players, soccer coaches and parents watch them.
The end result? They were simply disappointed and even shocked
at how poor many of them were. Some training videos produced
even taught skills the wrong way. Many showed the skills but not
how to learn them or teach them.