|Source: Loughborough University, UK|
SCIENCE MAKES TRAINING MORE EFFECTIVE!
Here are 4 tips for effective training:
- Clearly identify sports-related and position-related needs. In terms of fitness, football requires certain abilities. Set the priorities and try to combine them with technical and tactical aspects.
- Evaluate current fitness level with reliable tests. It is important to know where you are. This should be done using reliable tools otherwise you might get confused.
- Design a training program based on each player characteristics and needs. The same training program is not effective for all players. Training programs should be based on individual needs and be as flexible as possible.
- Evaluate physical fitness and thus the effectiveness of the training program with testing at regular intervals. Be as objective and open-minded as possible. Change performance strategy if needed, otherwise YOU OR YOUR PLAYER MIGHT NEVER REACH THE TOP.