Fitness for football not only requires a high level of aerobic fitness to enable the player to keep going for 90+ minutes but speed and agility is also vital. The following drills aim to improve a footballers speed and agility.
Speed is an essential and very important part of football (soccer) player ability. From a players point of view if they are able to get to a 50-50 ball first, outsprint an attacker or go past a defender then they are more likely to go further in the game. However how many youth football managers devote even 10 minutes per session to improving speed? I will explain why I believe speed on the football field to be so important and which drills and training sessions can help improve it.