Sportsmetrics™ Soccer provides a complete training regimen to address fundamental strength, coordination and balance. It includes the scientifically proven components of Sportsmetrics™, along with agility drills and three different cardiovascular workouts that are both aerobic and anaerobic. Each cardio workout has a slightly different combination of short bursts of hard running and longer distance, lower intensity movements. This mirrors the typical demands of the sport, continuous movement combined with complex movement skills and intense running. The intensity of each running maneuver is monitored using the Rating of Perceived Exertion scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being lightest intensity and 10 being maximum effort.
- Dynamic Warm-up
- Sport-Specific Agility Drills
- Plyometrics/Jump Training
-30 minutes, 3 two-week phases
- High Intensity Strength Training
- Sport-Specific Cardio Workout
- Flexibility Training
The entire program can be performed on the soccer field with no equipment required other than a soccer ball for each athlete. It should be performed in the athlete’s off or preparatory season, 3 to 6 days per week. If training is performed 3 days per week, all components of training are performed every day. If training 5 to 6 days per week, the plyometrics and strength components are performed on the same day and the cardio workouts are performed on the alternate days. The warm-up, agility drills and flexibility exercises are performed daily.
At the end of the six weeks of training, the athlete should be physically ready to begin the soccer season with a solid foundation of strength, endurance, agility and flexibility. These areas are the cornerstone for perfecting soccer specific skills.
Sportsmetrics™ Soccer can be instructed by a certified Sportsmetrics™ instructor in a group or one-on-one. It can also be done using the Sportsmetrics™ Soccer Instructional Video and Manual.
The Sportsmetrics™ Soccer Instructional DVD and Manual are available for $55.