Soccer Conditioning: Test and Improve Player Fitness Levels
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Soccer Conditioning: Test and Improve Player Fitness Levels

Learn the Secrets of Accupressure and High Performance Fitness Training for Soccer (Football) Players
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Last updated 9/2017
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 25 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify the different fitness components that are important in soccer.
  • Identify and perform different fitness tests for different fitness components.
  • Understand the benefits and importance of each fitness components.
  • Be able to explain overtraining, how it happens and how to prevent it.
  • Understand how to improve soccer play on your own using special acupressure points.
  • Understand and experience the benefits of acupressure and apply it to their daily lives.
  • Know how to relieve emergency situations using acupressure points.
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Requirements
  • In preparation for this course, students should have a device on which you can access the course as needed.
  • Some fitness drills and test require equipment such as cones, agility ladders, a stopwatch and soccer balls. During implementation, plan ahead and gather all equipment prior to working with athletes.
Description

Is your soccer team running out of steam towards the end of a game? 

Are they losing challenges on the ball? 

Do they seem a step behind the competition?

Do you need a way to improve soccer performance without medications and doctor visits?

In this course, we will address how to improve those all those issues and increase the fitness level of soccer players through training, testing and acupressure. Created for anyone who is interested in learning how to properly condition soccer players to obtain a high level of fitness to play the game of soccer. 

You will learn how to earn how to incorporate a series of fitness components into a training plan that will benefit soccer players.

This course will cover everything you need to know to improve the fitness level and enhance performance of soccer players including:

  • Explanation of the important fitness components for soccer
  • Training drills for each fitness component
  • Fitness tests for each fitness component
  • Accupressure points to improve endurance, concentration, coordination and soccer play
  • A 10-day acupressure treatment to improve endurance
  • Accupressure points to deal with emergencies on the soccer field
  • and much, much more!


Train your players like have always wanted today!

Testimonial
Chris said: "Before implementing specific soccer fitness into practice, my players were always dragging their feet by the middle of the second half.  Thanks to the training drills and suggestions in this course, they now outlast their opponents!  I can't imagine where our season would be without this knowledge! Thank you!"

Contents and Overview

You will start with an overview of everything covered in this course.  You will then learn why specific fitness training should be incorporated into soccer training sessions.

You will learn about each fitness component and its importance, benefits, specific drills and tests.  You will also learn specific Acupressure techniques to improve different fitness components.

You will learn specific strength training exercises for soccer and how to correctly perform each exercise.

You will then continue and learn about nutrition and why eating healthy is so important for field performance. 

You will also learn about soccer specific acupressure techniques and have the opportunity to perform a 10-day acupressure treatment to improve endurance, leg muscles and breathing.

Lastly, are some bonus lectures where we share additional course information to increase your knowledge in the sport and fitness field.

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and tools at your fingertips to train soccer players to a higher level of fitness. You will know how to plan training programs, know what to do and when.  You will be more knowledgeable on the field and understand the importance of nutrition.  And you will know why acupressure is an excellent technique and should be a daily addition for soccer athletes.

Buy now and improve your soccer conditioning today!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who is interested in learning how to properly condition soccer players to obtain a high level of fitness to play the game of soccer.
  • Individuals who want to learn how to incorporate a series of fitness components into a training plan will benefit from this course.
  • This course is also for those who want to or will be testing the fitness levels of athletes.
  • Previous experience and knowledge is not required. No previous experience with acupuncture or acupressure needed.
  • Any person doing any sports who is open to traditional Chinese medicine will benefit greatly from this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
84 Lectures
02:52:25
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Welcome and Expectations
2 Lectures 06:56

Hello and welcome to “Soccer Conditioning: Test and Improve Player Fitness Levels”.  My name is Jen and I am going to be introducing you to this course.  I am a licensed soccer coach and certified personal trainer.  I am co-instructing this course with Dr. Jakob Bargak a well-known and successful professional in the field of acupuncture and neurology. We are excited to be sharing this knowledge with you and hope you have many takeways on how to improve the fitness of soccer athletes. 

Preview 03:44

Training specifically for soccer by incorporating a series of fitness components into a training plan is not only beneficial for your players, but also gives your team its competitive edge.  

Why Train Specifically for Soccer
03:12
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Cardio Endurance
5 Lectures 13:14

Training for endurance in soccer may be one of the most important fitness components to focus on.  After all, soccer is a game of 90 continuous minutes. 

Importance and Benefits of Endurance
03:26

When creating a training plan for cardio endurance and really any type of key fitness component, there are specific Principles of Training that will help a coach create solid plans. 

Program Design
03:01

The Acupressure Point San yin jiao is especially effective to improve Sport Endurance.

The Point is a handbreadth above the upper edge of the inner ankle. Watch the video to find the Point on the left leg.

Massage the Point on the LEFT leg with circular movements clockwise and counterclockwise. The longer you massage the point, the better result you will achieve. Once finished, find the Point on the RIGHT leg and repeat the massage. Repeat the massage on both legs several times a day.

Acupressure: Improve Endurance
00:50

The Acupressure Point of Heart is especially effective to Reduce Pulse.

The Point is in the deepest spot of the left auricle (not inside but next to the ear canal). Watch the video to find the Point on the left ear.

Massage the Point on the LEFT ear with circular movements clockwise and counterclockwise. The longer you massage the point, the better result you will achieve. Once finished, find the Point on the RIGHT ear and repeat the massage. Repeat the massage on both ears several times a day.

Acupressure: Reduce Pulse
00:51

In this lecture, we are going to review two cardio endurance tests you can perform with your players to see where your players are in terms of their cardio fitness. 

Fitness Testing
05:06
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Strength
3 Lectures 11:28

Strength training in soccer is an important fitness component to incorporate into training and unfortunately it is sometimes overlooked by coaches and players.  Without strength, soccer players will be limited.

Importance and Benefits of Strength Training
02:59

When designing a strength program for a soccer player, develop a periodized training program into phases: off season, early pre-season, late pre-season and in-season. 

Program Design
04:46

Strength tests are commonly used to measure maximal strength. In this lecture, we are going to review a strength test you can perform with your players. 

Fitness Testing
03:43
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Strength Training Exercises
22 Lectures 29:57

Learn how to back squat with proper technique.  This informative video for your legs includes demonstrations and explanations. Learn what muscles are being targeted.

Back Squat
03:05

Learn how to properly perform the kettlebell snatch.  This informative video includes demonstrations and explanations.

Kettlebell Snatch
01:13

Learn how to perform the dumbbell incline press with proper technique.  This informative video for your chest includes demonstrations and explanations.

Dumbbell Incline Press
01:33

Learn how to perform dumbbell reverse lunges.  This informative video for your legs includes demonstrations and explanations.

Preview 01:06

Learn how to perform dumbbell pullovers.  This informative video for your chest includes demonstrations and explanations.

Dumbbell Pullover
01:30

Learn how to perform bicycle crunches.  This informative video includes demonstrations and explanations.

Bicycle Crunches
01:00

Learn how to perform decline reverse crunches.  This informative video for your abdominals includes demonstrations and explanations.

Decline Reverse Crunches
01:08

Learn how to perform ball knee tucks.  This informative video for your abdominals includes demonstrations and explanations.

Ball Knee Tucks
00:56

Learn how to perform a kettlebell hang clean.  This informative video for your includes demonstrations and explanations.

Kettlebell Hang Clean
01:28

Learn how to perform bent over rows.  This informative video for your back includes demonstrations and explanations.

Dumbbell Bent Over Row
01:37

Learn how to perform dumbbell shoulder presses.  This informative video for your shoulders includes demonstrations and explanations.

Dumbbell Shoulder Press
01:13

Learn how to perform pull-ups and improve your v-taper.  This informative video for your back includes demonstrations and explanations.

Pull-Ups
02:13

Learn how to perform planks.  This informative video for your abdominals includes demonstrations and explanations.

Planks
01:05

Have a TRX band? Learn how to perform TRX knee tucks.  This informative video for your abdominals includes demonstrations and explanations. 

TRX Knee Tucks
00:49

Have a TRX band? Learn how to perform TRX mountain climbers.  This informative video for your abdominals includes demonstrations and explanations.

TRX Mountain Climbers
00:54

Learn how to perform hanging knee raises.  This informative video for your abdominals includes demonstrations and explanations.

Hanging Knee Raises
01:07

Learn how to perform proper push-ups.  This informative video for your chest includes demonstrations and explanations.

Preview 00:53

Learn how to perform the glute bridge.  This informative video for your glutes includes demonstrations and explanations.

Glute Bridge
01:34

Learn how to perform standing lateral raises.  This informative video for your shoulders includes demonstrations and explanations.

Lateral Raises
01:32

Learn how to perform front raises.  This informative video for your shoulders includes demonstrations and explanations.

Front Raises
01:19

Learn how to perform walking lunges.  This informative video for your legs includes demonstrations and explanations.

Preview 01:19

Learn how to perform the seated row.  This informative video for your back includes demonstrations and explanations.

Cable Row
01:23
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Intervals
3 Lectures 11:50

Interval training allows players to train at or near maximal effort for a longer period of time.  This is especially useful for soccer players because often times on the field players are sprinting and playing at maximal effort. 

Importance and Benefits of Intervals
03:12

In the last lecture, we briefly touched upon different considerations when designing an interval training session.  Let’s go back and look at those in a little more detail.  There are four considerations when programming intervals into your training session. These are......

Program Design
04:59

In this lecture, we are going to review an interval training test you can perform with your players.  You can also test yourself as a player using this same test.

Fitness Testing
03:39
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Speed
3 Lectures 10:32

Speed is a critical component of soccer and has a large impact on the game.  The faster players are, the faster the pace of the game and the more likely a player is going to get to the ball first.  Speed in soccer is not just about running straight ahead as fast as possible.

Importance and Benefits of Speed
03:00

The goal of speed training is to improve a player’s acceleration, power, quick feet, raw speed, reaction time and deceleration.  The intensity of work should be high in short duration with limited rest periods. 

Program Design
05:19

In this lecture, we are going to review speed tests you can perform with your players to see where your players are in terms of their raw speed. 

Fitness Testing
02:13
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Power
3 Lectures 11:00

Power in soccer is quick, explosive strength. It is equal to force times velocity.  The higher the amount of force and the greater the velocity will equate to higher power.  Chances are if you randomly ask soccer players what they want to improve in their game, likely answers are to get faster and more explosive.  Here is where improving power comes into play.

Importance and Benefits of Power
02:03

As we discussed in the last lecture, the basis and foundation of power is strength.  Without strength, soccer players will not become powerful players.  If coaches want faster and more explosive players, they need to build strength in their players first.  Once strength is achieved, that strength can then be converted into more specific power, speed and agility drills.

Program Design
06:40

In this lecture, we are going to review a power test you can perform with your players to see where your players are in terms of their power. 

Fitness Testing
02:17
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Flexibility
4 Lectures 08:58

Flexibility is another important fitness component in soccer. Having good joint range of motion is essential in order to be productive at a high level on the field.  

Importance and Benefits of Flexibility
01:26

Incorporating flexibility into your training is easy.  It should be specific to the activity and progressive in nature. 

Program Design
02:18

View a video of some dynamic warm-up exercises for your training sessions.  Always warm your team up dynamically first.

Dynamic Warm-Up Exercises
03:29

In this lecture, we are going to review a flexibility test you can perform with your players to see where your players are in terms of their flexibility. 

Fitness Testing
01:45
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Agility
4 Lectures 09:02

Like speed, agility is another important fitness component of soccer.  Agility has different components: change of direction, avoiding obstacles and complicated footwork all requiring balance, decision making, recognition and reaction.  Soccer players need to be able to quickly start, accelerate, change direction and then decelerate all while maintaining body control. 

Preview 01:33

Agility training in soccer should focus on using correct form with high repetitions.  This will allow muscle memory to occur through the correct, constant repetition of movement.  The intensity during agility training should not be high and should not exhaust the players

Program Design
04:24

The Acupressure Point Tong li is especially effective to improve Coordination.

Look at the palm of your left hand. Push the forefinger of the right hand on the right side of the little finger of the left hand towards the forearm. The Point is located a thumb's breadth under the dimple between the hand and the forearm, under the string. Watch the video to find the Point on the left arm.

Massage the Point on the LEFT arm with circular movements clockwise and counterclockwise. The longer you massage the point, the better result you will achieve. Once finished, find the Point on the RIGHT arm and repeat the massage. Repeat the massage on both arms several times a day.

Acupressure: Improve Coordination
01:11

In this lecture, we are going to review an agility test you can perform with your players to see where your players are in terms of their agility. 

Fitness Testing
01:54
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Muscular Endurance
3 Lectures 11:25

Strength endurance is also known as muscular endurance.  Having good muscular endurance in soccer is necessary.  Players have to constantly run, jog, sprint, walk, kick, challenge, jump and leap.  Having to cover the field and perform all these different types of movements requires muscular endurance.  

Importance and Benefits of Muscular Endurance
02:22

There are specific exercises a coach can incorporate into training to improve a player's muscular endurance.  Some refer to this type of training as lactic acid tolerance training. This lecture will review different workouts a coach can do with their team.

Program Design
03:06

There are many different fitness tests coaches can use to test muscular endurance.  How to decide on what test to choose should depend in the goals and team the coach has before them.  For soccer players coaches should choose at least one lower body and core test.  This lecture will review a few good lower body and core tests for muscular endurance.  

Fitness Testing
05:57
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About the Instructor
Dr. Jakob Bargak
4.7 Average rating
583 Reviews
35,376 Students
49 Courses
30 years of experience in treating patients with success!

I have been treating patients for more than 30 years. During the time I have always used treatment methods that help people fast and effectively without side effects.

Acupressure has made it possible for me to do so. It can treat various diseases of the nervous system, lungs, heart, stomach and other organs. It can also provide emergency help e.g. with infections and poisonings. I apply the acupressure to treat both children and adults.

My wealth of experience has been published in more than 120 scientific publications and inventions during my work as a Professor.

I wish you good health! See you in my next Course!

Your Dr. Bargak

Jen Puzio, Certified Personal Trainer
4.2 Average rating
300 Reviews
7,484 Students
9 Courses
7,000+ Students

I am passionate about inspiring and teaching others about health and fitness.  As a NASM certified personal trainer, I love to share my knowledge showing others how to live a healthy lifestyle.  

Growing up in New Jersey, I was an active child and participated in athletics.  I spent my summer days and school afternoons either playing outside or running around a soccer field.  Life has changed since then and society in general spends more time inside on technology.  Along with that has been an increase in child and adult obesity and a less emphasis on exercise.  I want to help change that.  We have one life, one body to take care of and we need to value ourselves enough to do so.  

Often people lack knowledge of how to train, pair exercises or need help with selecting healthy foods in a grocery store.  I want to make that process easier by providing information, resources, training plans, nutrition guidance and explain the reasons why being fit and healthy is so important.  My goal is to educate and change lifestyles!

As a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, I have a B.S. in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training.  I have experience working with athletes of all ages caring for and preventing injuries.  

I also have a B.S. from Frostburg State University where I studied Health and Physical Education Teaching and have teaching and coaching experience at levels K-12.  

I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer mainly focusing on online training programs for people.  I also have a M.S. degree from Towson University in Applied Informational Technology and work for the government supervising IT teams.

I was a NCAA Division II collegiate soccer player, triathlete and runner for many years.  I earned my "D" Coaching License for soccer and enjoyed coaching soccer for many years.  Now, I currently spend my free time in the gym lifting weights and creating online courses.