- The most obvious fitness drill that a soccer player will do is running. This can be anything from a steady 1 mile jog, to a challenging 5 mile uphill run!
Running will work muscles all over your body and is proven to enhance aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels.
- A shuttle run is a more intense form of running and involves quick sprints over short distances. Set up about 4 cones in a line with a gap of around 7 metres between each one.
Start by sprinting to the first cone, touching it, then sprinting back. Then sprint to the second cone. Again, touch it, and sprint back. Repeat this with all 4 cones and that is one set complete.
About 5 sets per training session is regarded as sufficient.
- Another fitness drill for a soccer player is fartlekking. Fartlekking involves speed changes when running. It is best done over a