WHAT you need to do to ensure that you are as prepared as you could
possibly be the first time you step out onto that field.
(For reference sake, we are going to assume that the reason you want to prepare yourself for soccer is so that you can be ready when you go up against competition for a spot on the team for the very first time. We realize that this may not necessarily be the case; there are a number of leagues that do not require that their players audition, and if you happen to play for one of these leagues it doesn’t matter; the information we are going to relay below is going to apply just as accurately to your situation as well.)
In order to prepare yourself to play soccer you are going to have to
build a fitness regime based upon ten key elements:
1) You are going to need to build up the strength and endurance of your
leg and arm muscles in order to ensure that they will not falter
halfway through a game and send you sprawling on your face on the
field with exhaustion.
2) You are going to need to improve your cardiovascular conditioning,
making it easier for your body to get the oxygen it needs to keep
going and preventing you from becoming tired too quickly.
3) You are going to need to learn what foods to eat and which foods
should be avoided in the interest of helping you to bulk up your
muscles and decrease the fat content of your body, making it easier
for you to increase your metabolism and get in shape.
4) You will need to eliminate all habits which are negatively affecting
your health from your lifestyle.
5) You will have to establish a firm work-out routine that works all of your body’s systems to their maximum capabilities.
6) You will need to stop eating certain foods that are touted as being
healthy for you but are actually only serving to exert a negative effect
on your body’s well being.
7) Throughout the course of your fitness training you will discover that
all of your body’s systems are interrelated, and why it is therefore
essential that you discover how to achieve the best results from each
one to help you to perform at your best when you get out on the
8) Of course, there’s more to getting fit to play soccer than simply
getting fit. You need to know how to play as well! We’ll give you a
list of easy soccer related drills that will help you to become
comfortable with the ball and your role on the playing field so that
you will be prepared when you walk in on that first day.
9) As sports related injuries are incredibly common, particularly when
you are playing a contact sport like soccer which focuses primarily
on a single location on your body, we will briefly touch on the
subject of injuries, playing while injured and how to rehabilitate an
injury to help you get out on the field as quickly as possible, and
10) The single most important part of playing any sport is to make it fun,
and that includes your workouts as well! We’ll show you a couple of
zany activities which will help you to get in shape while enjoying
yourself at the same time.