"I played professionally for a number of years both in the U.S. and abroad. I currently coach at St. Joseph's College in Indiana and have used TSF as a guideline to develop a fitness manuel for the program.
Last year was my first season there and both teams had no previous training program and were clearly unfit. I like how TSF very clearly lays out the various stages of the year round fitness program, and explains the signifigance of each step.
With my experience as a player and as a fitness nut I found more truth in TSF than any other fitness manual."
Eric R, Coach & Ex Pro Player
"I can't speakly highly enough of the Total Soccer Fitness package. It is so in-depth yet so simple to follow. I know it's something I will turn to at the start of every season to plan our training programme.
Total Soccer Nutrition make such an over complicated subject so easy to follow and there is so much information in there I can apply with my team. Outstanding!"
Jimmy P, Soccer Coach, UK
"I bought Total soccer Fitness for my 16 year old son who is desperate to play professionally. He is very enthusiastic and took on board the principles in the book. He trains most days, either on his own or with his team and I know he is making great progress.
We don't know if he'll ever realize his dream of playing at the top level but this resource gives him the best chance!"
Christine W, Soccer Mom
"I used Total Soccer Fitness to improve my fitness during preseason. I also used it to get back to full fitness after injury. This has been my best season in years and I'm enjoying playing as much as when I was 10 years old. I hope to make steady improvements and will start to apply the guidelines in Total Soccer Nutrition."
Mark L, Player, UK
""I coach all ages at soccer and I'm always looking for new information to improve my knowledge and ability. This is the best book I've read on soccer fitness. There's a lot of great information that is easy to apply on the training field. As a coach it saves me time thinking up new drills and I now know how to structure a high quality training program. Thanks!""
Andy D., Coach and Semi Pro Player
"One of the best sports conditioning resources (for any sport) I've ever used and I've seen a lot in my time! It shows you exactly how to achieve a level of fitness that only the pros used to be privy to. Follow the guidelines in this book and I guarantee your game will improve leaps and bounds"
Edgar Leoni, Strength & Conditioning Specialist Australia
"Well, I've just been offered a full-ride scholarship and I can't believe it! I've worked hard to get there and I used Total Soccer Fitness for to get fit for the game. I know I'll use it again and again. Thanks!"
Jarred C, Soccer Player, Washington
"The book has been very helpful, particularly the exercise programs. I am working with my 11-year old daughter and seven of her teammates during the offseason on a speed and agility program I put together from your book. I designed four different 1-hour sessions that I rotate between.
The girls really have fun with the workouts, but it's too soon to tell whether it will improve their speed or quickness (We did a baseline test before we started the workouts, and I will test them again after 12 weeks to see if there was any progress.) I'll let you know if there is an improvement from the baseline tests as a gauge to the effectiveness of the workouts."
"I've always been a fit player - one of the fittest on my team but Total Soccer Fitness has shown me a whole new level. I've followed the drills and programs inside and I am definitely fittest I've ever been! As a result I much more consistent and I the amount of energy I have really has increased my confidence. I recommend Total Soccer Fitness to any player or coach."
John M., Soccer Player
"Well done on producing an excellent resource for soccer. As a Strength & Conditioning specialist working with several teams it's really helped me to design high quality programs that get results. Whenever I'm stuck for ideas I know I can use the drills to quickly put an effective session together."
Michael S, Trainer, Coach
"I have applied the principles in Total Soccer Fitness for over a season now. Last year was our best ever and was due in no small part to being a very fit team. My players not only seem fitter but are more skillful yet we do very little skill work with them. Many of our players have said they feel like they can run all day and we've even have some slow players who yu would now call quick. Total Soccer Fitness is very well presented, very professional and very effective."
Arthur M., Soccer Coach
It's a controversial topic isn't it -- fitness training for juniors and youths. After all... the formative years should be about skill and technical development right? No time for fitness. They can worry about that when they're older.
And then there's the scare stories... like "strength training in juniors can stunt their growth" or "too much running will cause stress-related injuries in growing bones".
Yep, it's easier to conclude that children are naturally fit -- that it's best to leave well alone and not take any undue risks.
But there's a BIG problem with these misguided beliefs...
Soccer, at any age is a physical game. It involves running. It involves twisting and turning. It involves jumping and kicking and tackling. And as young players mature, the stresses and strains of the competitive environment become greater and greater.
Not only can conditioning for juniors and youths be perfectly safe, done correctly it's the best way to prevent injury and set up a long, successful career.
In fact, what I hope to show you is that if you fail to take the same structured approach to a youngster's athletic development, as you do to their technical development, they may be plagued by nagging, recurrent injuries and become disillusioned with sport.
Of course, you probably already know how to address the unique needs of young players when it comes to learning skill and technique. There are guidelines and advice aplenty in the many hundreds of soccer coaching books and resources. You have to know these "coaching rules" inside out if you want to get formally qualified.
They are NOT mini adults. You can't simply take an adult's training plan and water it down. Unfortunately, the coaching books that do touch on fitness for soccer nearly always focus on adults (or over 16's)... and even then it's usually just an afterthought.
It's little wonder that most coaches avoid planning a conditioning program for their junior players!
But here's an incentive: the very small minority of young athletes who are fortunate enough to be given a well-planned, long-term conditioning program often go on to excel in sport. They reach a higher peak. They stay injury free and foster character traits of discipline and confidence that will stand then in good stead for the rest of their lives.
A little over two years ago I wrote Total Soccer Fitness -- a comprehensive conditioning system that blends proven sports science with practical drills to produce super-fit soccer players. And do you know what question I've been asked more than any other since it's release?
"Is Total Soccer Fitness suitable for junior players?"
And my answer (until now) has always been no.
Like the vast majority of fitness and conditioning resources, Total Soccer Fitness was written entirely with adults in mind. But you can't simply tweak its programs and sessions for your team of 11 and 12 year olds. Nor can many of principles be adopted by 15 and 16 year olds... even those who have developed early...
So I developed Total Soccer Fitness for Juniors. It's fastest way for coaches and parents to learn how to safely and effectively condition young soccer players...
Everything in Total Soccer Fitness For Juniors is designed with a young player's unique needs in mind. And it's also designed so that coaches and parents can implement it's principles in the real world -- when time, equipment and resources are limited...
Ultimately, Total soccer Fitness For Juniors is not about soccer per se... it's about developing healthy, happy, all-round young athletes. Every child should be given the opportunity to follow their passion, and, should they opt for a sport other than soccer, you can rest easy knowing you have given them the best chance of success whatever their choice.
For a limited period, Total Soccer Fitness for Juniors comes with these three powerful ebooks... free of any charge to you...
No tool for soccer conditioning would be complete without a step-by-step nutrition guide. But nutrition needs more than just a chapter. Instead Total Soccer Nutrition accompanies Total Soccer Fitness For Juniors. It covers the crucial role of diet and hydration in soccer with a wealth of tips, strategies and practical application, including:
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It can be difficult getting kids to eat healthy, performance enhancing snacks and meals. Not anymore! Designed specifically with athletes in mind AND mouth-wateringly delicious, these vitamin-packed shakes make an ideal snack and post-match meal.
Just take a look at just some of the mouth-watering recipes inside:
Smoothies are so quick and easy to make. They are the ultimate convenience health food. And for children who are expending a lot of time training, they will need to replace their carbohydrate stores quickly.
Fruit has a high glycemic index (you'll learn about that in Total Soccer Nutrition) which is why it's the preferred snack of professionals after a tough game.
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Once you've been through Total soccer Fitness For Juniors you'll have all the tools and guidelines you need to put together a suitable program for your team, or your son or daughter.
And for absolute reassurance that you are making the best use of your time and facilities, you can e-mail me your program anytime and I will add my two cents worth recommending any changes where necessary. Of course, should you have a question about conditioning in younger players you'll have access to my private e-mail address for whenever you need it.
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Why would you invest in a soccer conditioning system like this? There's only two reasons:
1. Because you understand that conditioning in young players is just as important as it is in adults. And you appreciate its value to a player's long-term development...
2. Because you understand that junior players are unique - that it requires a different set of rules to condition them - rules that if abused can lead to serious problems.
Total Soccer Fitness for Juniors, along with the three bonuses (Total Soccer Nutrition, Smoothies For Athletes and the Program review), is just $27.00. You can pay securely by credit card or with Paypal and you can download all the materials instantly. Click here to order your copy today
You do not risk a penny by ordering now. Why? Because you are covered by a rock-solid guarantee...
It's an Unconditional, "No Questions Asked" Promise
Heres how it works: Order Total Soccer Fitness For Juniors. Read it, use it, treat it as your own. If you are not completely thrilled by what youve learned after 8 weeks (plenty of time to apply the principles and judge the results for yourself)... then I insist you request a full and fast refund of your full purchase price. And therell be no questions, no hassle and no hard feelings.
Remember, you won't find this information in coaching manuals - they only pay fitness a token acknowledgement. And those resources that really do address the conditioning needs of soccer, do so from an adult's perspective...
As a coach or parent, soccer has probably already cost you a small fortune - kit, apparel, subscription fees, training equipment... the list goes on. A proper conditioning program will do more for a player's development than all of these. And unlike the latest pair of soccer shoes, you can test Total Soccer Fitness for Juniors risk-free for 8 weeks. If you don't feel it's good value for your investment, simply ask for your money back.
Phil Davies, BSc.Hons, CSCS, CPT
P.S. If you have any questions about Total Soccer Fitness for Juniors and the three free bonuses, please feel free to contact me via the contact form and I will personally send you a reply as swiftly as possible.
P.P.S. Please remember the 8-week, 100% money back guarantee. There is absolutely no risk on your part. No reason is required and I will always honor a refund request (even if for some reason I refused, you can simply e-mail Clickbank who will issue you a refund the same day).
PLEASE NOTE: Total Soccer Fitness for Juniors is a downloadable e-book. No physical products will be shipped. After you order, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to download the e-book and the bonus e-books onto your computer. The e-book format is Adobe Acrobat PDF, which can be viewed on a Mac or PC.