Fitness and conditioning are important for young soccer players. They need to have a high degree of fitness in different areas of soccer playing. It is important that players are able to perform to the best of their overall ability. They need to have the proper flexibility, power, jumping ability, agility, high speed sprint at 50 meter distance and overall endurance. It is important that players are in their best condition to play properly. In this case, players should know what kind of exercise that can improve their performance. Good exercise may increase the overall performance by more than 20 percent. It is also important that players increase the amount of time needed for exercise. As an example, players should increase the number of times they touch the balls. As an example, if we want to improve endurance, it is a good idea to use a bigger field with fewer players in each session. It is also a good idea to reduce the frequency and duration of the breaks between training sessions to push the physical activity even further. If we want to improve the agility of players, we could use smaller field with more players in each sessions. As an example, we may perform 6 versus 6 games in a relatively small area.
On the other hand, people who want to train their endurance should get involved in 2 versus 2 games, on a much bigger field. This will provide players with more rooms to move. Power can also be increased by training players to shoot at goal from different areas of the field. It is important to know how to perform shooting techniques properly, regardless of the position and distance. How we structure the training session may determine what elements of soccer that we plan to focus on. As an example, proper warm up and cool down sessions will make sure that players are able to perform at their best during any training session. Warm ups should start slowly and they need to allow our body to perform well during the actual training session. Proper warm up sessions may include light jogging for a duration of time, to prepare muscles mass without exhausting players. When improving the agility of players, we should make sure that they can change directions quickly, while dodging the opposing players. It is also a good idea to incorporate short sprints and jumping ability. After the training session ends, it should be concluded with proper cool down routines.
Cool down process depends on the training routines. As an example, if players run constantly, they need to reduce their pace to brisk walk. After they feel that their muscles are relaxed, it can be followed with a stretching session that may last for 5 minutes. Each player should be evaluated, so we will know what conditioning and fitness levels that they should have. It means that specific training session will be useful for a player. As an example, strikers and midfielders should have better fitness and endurance.