Training Setups for the Substitute Player

Most of the weekly training schemes we see are planned around the starting 11. While, of course, it's important for training weeks to be planned with the intention of the team's starting players being the most prepared (or least fatigued) on match days, but if substitute players aren't handled differently, this can quickly become an... Continue Reading →

The Need for Maximal Velocities in Training

I'm big on speed for soccer. I don't know a player or a coach that wouldn't want to be faster or have their team be faster. In many practice scenarios though, players don't get exposure to maximal intensity / maximal velocity sprints. If players don't see regular (1-2x week) exposure to maximal velocity in practice, it can cause a couple things to happen...

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