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For a soccer player to play to their maximum potential throughout a game, they need a constant supply of energy so they can follow team tactics and maintain optimum skills levels until the final whistle.

To develop this energy, they can train in
two ways: by blindly copying what players have done in the past; or by learning how research has shown that the body adapts to stress through training, and apply this knowledge to a training schedule tailored for soccer and own level of fitness.
This section provides you with the most modern methods of training your players and explains in depth the physiological aspects for each topic.

While a well-trained soccer player can concentrate on the game, an unfit player will be counting the seconds to the final whistle.

Energy and Movement
Advantages of a Trained Player
Oxygen as Energy Production
Fuel as a Limit to Energy Supply
Other Limiting Factors
Training Principles
Year Round Schedule
Muscular System Model

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