Preseason

Preseason Soccer

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 7:30-9:30 a.m. Crestwood Weight Room and Turf Field

During our voluntary preseason training, we will focus on developing the components of sport and skill-related physical fitness. Attendance at preseason sessions does not guarantee varsity playing time once the season begins. However, these sessions will improve your performance if you are working hard.

Components of physical fitness

Sport or Skill-Related Physical Fitness

Agility- Beginning after week two.

Balance- Every session.

Coordination- Several of our individual ball skill activities will include movements involving coordination.

Power- Beginning after week three.

Reaction Time- We will experience a few activities to increase reaction time.

Speed- Every session.

 

Health-Related Physical Fitness

Muscular Strength- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the weight room from 7:30-8:30.

Muscular Endurance- Each session using body weight as resistance in weight room and on turf.

Flexibility- You may increase flexibility by incorporating a stretching plan into your daily routine.

Cardiovascular Fitness- One run each week beginning at 20 minutes and increasing 2-3% each time until reaching total game time of approximately 60 minutes of nonstop jogging. Lactate threshold and VO2 max training included throughout each session.

Body Composition- Our activity level will be high enough to reduce overall body fat levels as long as athletes follow a sound nutrition plan.

 

Rest!!!! Get at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.
Nutrition!!! Eat well-balanced meals that include protein, carbohydrates, good fats, and vitamins/minerals. Drink plenty of water.

We will employ the SAID principle during preseason. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAID_principle

Small-sided and full-sided games each session.