Training for Soccer PlayersBook - 2013
A sports-science approach to training blended with practical advice enables coaches to deliver effective training for players of all abilities
Beginning with an overview of anatomy, this guide teaches readers about the mechanics of the human body and movement and how this directly relates to the physical demands of soccer. It discusses specific training methodologies in relation to aerobic and anerobic training, principles of program design, and how to design a training program for all abilities. Other topics include means of fitness testing, ensuring practitioners can monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of soccer training programs, and nutritional strategies for optimizing a player's training and performance. With expert contributions from coaches and sports-science professionals, this is essential reading for soccer coaches wishing to provide structured and progressive training for their players.