Strength and conditioning for soccer players

Turner, Anthony N. and Stewart, Perry F. (2014) Strength and conditioning for soccer players. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 36 (4). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1524-1602

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Abstract

Soccer is characterized as a high-intensity, intermittent, contact team sport that requires a number of proficient physical and physiological capabilities to perform successfully. Apart from the necessary technical and tactical skills required, soccer players must also develop and retain a high level of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, speed, agility, strength, and power. These are best developed through high-intensity interval training, small-sided games, repeated sprints, coached speed and agility sessions and strength and power-based gym sessions. Soccer coaches and strength and conditioning coaches must work cohesively to ensure a structured and effective program is adhered to.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 14627
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Depositing User: Anthony Turner
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 12:21
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 15:54
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14627

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