The Four Elements of a Successful Pre-Season: #2 Keeping Players in Condition During the Off-Season

You may have spent weeks and months planning your pre-season programme, but even the most thorough plans can struggle to make a positive impact if players return from the off-season in poor physical condition.

After a long and gruelling campaign, it’s vital that players are given several weeks to rest and recover over the summer, but players should also be given structured off-season programmes to maintain a certain level of physical activity. For many clubs, the off-season is around six weeks long, meaning that players can be exposed to a well-balanced combination of rest and light training over an extended period.

To read more about off-season conditioning, including comments from Dr. Steve Barrett, Hull City’s First Team Lead Sports Scientist, you can download our Four Elements of a Successful Pre-Season eBook via the link below.


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