In Conditioning for Soccer iPad Version With Video, Greg Gatz outlines a conditioning program that has fostered many championship teams. He shows how to evaluate the physical abilities essential to soccer players and then moves to position-specific training. Purchase from Apple’s App Store by clicking on the iTunes button to the right.
Increase strength to dribble through traffic. Pack more power into shots on goal. Improve quickness and agility to find open passing lanes and evade opponents. Conditioning for Soccer iPad Version With Video shows you how to achieve all of these performance goals and more.
Soccer players are faster and stronger than ever before. In this special iPad edition, renowned soccer strength and conditioning coach Greg Gatz provides a comprehensive training approach that builds players’ physical abilities as well as the soccer-specific skills required for dribbling, tackling, passing, heading, shooting, and goalkeeping.
Complete with assessments for determining a player’s fitness status and specific programs that improve balance, quickness, agility, speed, and strength, this app will help you dominate your position. The video clips put the training into action by demonstrating the key tests, exercises, and drills.
With nutrition guidelines as well as seasonal workouts, Conditioning for Soccer iPad Version With Video provides a multidimensional training approach that will show you how to get the most from your time in the gym and on the pitch.
Preface Chapter 1. The Physical Demands of Soccer Chapter 2. Assessing Soccer Fitness Chapter 3. Flexibility Chapter 4. Balance Chapter 5. Total-Body Strength Chapter 6. Explosive Power Chapter 7. Speed Chapter 8. Agility Chapter 9. Peak Conditioning for the Game Chapter 10. Match Preparation Chapter 11. Recovery and Injury Prevention Chapter 12. Year-Round Training Plans
Appendix: Estimating 1RM From a Training Load
Greg Gatz is the director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has served since 1998. In addition to overseeing facility management and the organization of 20 sports teams, Gatz is in charge of program design and execution for specific teams, including men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, wrestling, volleyball, and track.
Gatz has worked closely with several national championship teams at UNC: women’s soccer (1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008), men’s soccer (2001), a volleyball team that finished with one of its highest national rankings ever (#12) in 2002, and the 2006 and 2007 national runner-up baseball teams.
Gatz was nominated in 2001 for College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He holds a specialist certification from the NSCA and a level I certification in Olympic weightlifting from the United States Weightlifting Federation. A 1983 graduate of Ithaca College in New York, he competed in football and track while earning a degree in physical education.
"As proven by his role with multiple national champions, Greg Gatz understands how to develop the speed, agility, and fitness required for soccer success. In Conditioning for Soccer, he brings that understanding to you."
"Greg Gatz's training programs and passion for conditioning breed success that is unparalleled in soccer. In Conditioning for Soccer, Greg brings his programs to life."
Women's Head Soccer Coach, University of North Carolina