Fitness training for footballers: the essentials
Football players need to be physically fit and possess excellent technical and coordination skills. To achieve those goals and do their coaches proud, they need to train all season long to stay fit and perform well on the pitch.
Fitness training is essential for players. It is recommended that they train at a steady pace with their team and on their own and also do fitness exercises (with and without the ball) to work on their cardio, speed and strength and to guarantee a good level of performance.
Here are some examples of how you can work on your fitness for football and improve your all-round fitness (without a fitness coach) during the pre-season. We also have some fitness drills for the winter break for you, and drills you can do with your team or on your own to work on your speed and explosiveness all year round.