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Increase strength to dribble through traffic. Pack more power into shots on goal. Improve quickness and agility to find open passing lanes and evade opponents. Complete Conditioning for Soccer shows you how to achieve all of these performance goals and more.
Soccer players are faster and stronger than ever before. In this special book and DVD package, renowned soccer strength and conditioning coach Greg Gatz provides a comprehensive training approach that builds players' physical abilities as well as the soccer-specific skills required for dribbling, tackling, passing, heading, shooting, and goalkeeping.
Complete with assessment tests for determining a players' fitness status and specific programs that improve balance, quickness, agility, speed, and strength, this book will help you dominate your position. The DVD puts the training into action by demonstrating key tests, exercises, and drills from the book.
With nutritional guidelines as well as seasonal workouts, Complete Conditioning for Soccer provides a multidimensional training approach that will show you how to get the most from your time in the gym and on the pitch.
Addresses the special conditioning needs of soccer players including footwork, agility, speed, and peak conditioning for the game. Includes creation of year-round training plans. DVD demonstrates key exercises from the book, along with variations, cautionary notes, and tips. Content is applicable throughout for various field positions, and male and female athletes. Features exercises, including how to prevent injury, as well as information on nutrition and hydration. Greg Gatz is the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has served for the past nine years. Gatz is in charge of program design and execution for the mens and womens soccer teams. Each of these teams have had outstanding success through the years. The UNC mens soccer team has an overall record of 233-130-31 and the UNC womens soccer team has an overall record 648-32-19.
In C"omplete Conditioning for Soccer," Greg Gatz outlines a conditioning program that has fostered many championship teams. He outlines an approach that evaluates the physical abilities essential to soccer players then moves to position-specific training. "Complete Conditioning for Soccer" will help you stay at the top of your game all season long.