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Four great soccer conditioning drills

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Good conditioning is essential to bring out the best of any player on the football pitch. If a player is not fit enough, he will be out of breath, out of position and on his or her way to being out of the team.

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As well as ensuring a player can contribute for 90 minutes, good conditioning influences decision-making. A tired body leads to a tired mind, and players lose their mental edge and “switch off” at key moments in the game.

Conditioning takes players into the closing stages of a game with the same levels of fitness they began with, and the team with those levels is usually the winner. Help for coaches is provided by the Football Association.

Achieving this conditioning can only be done by examining soccer training drill videos – you can find some at https://www.sportplan.net/drills/Soccer/drills.jsp – and applying the knowledge gleaned on …