What kind of training should I do in pre-season and how often?
If you’re starting the new season with a team, you may have a coach that goes easy on you..or a coach that will kick your butt!
Now depending on the intensity of trainings with your team in your pre-season, it’s very important that you do not over train your body. This is because if the exercises you’re doing are fully intensive, your body needs more time to recover and rest.
I fully advise that when undergoing intensive trainings with your team during your pre-season, that you supplement it with individual practice that includes exercises with ball co-ordination and going inside and outside of the cones, using every part of the foot. This way you’ll avoid heavy feet and tiredness from the intense training’s you’re doing.
Answer provided by John Moses – ex-international and UEFA B license holder.