Strength Training for Soccer – Soccer Strength Coach – Weight Training for Soccer
Here Jason Nunn provides a year-long overview into how he trains his youth and high-school soccer athletes. He describes the initial process from movement screening and running mechanics, through the strength and conditioning phases of young year-round athletes.
“Landing a jump is, biomechanically, essentially an eccentric squat. The difference in an eccentric squat and actually landing is the amount of force that’s absorbed and the speed. We’re not good squatters, we’re not going to make good landers either. People who are bad landers are those who get injured. We get them good at doing the squat pattern first. Then we do landing mechanics, and then we teach the kids to jump.” ~Jason Nunn
• Analysis (0:50)
• General Training Session (2:50)
• Learning Progressions (3:55)
• Olympic Lifting (8:40)
• Working Around Their Schedule(s) (11:30)
• Conditioning Considerations (16:50)
• Conclusion (20:00)
Jason Nunn, CSCS, has a Master of Science degree majoring in physical education with an emphasis in coaching and nutrition. He works with a variety of people, ranging from blue collar workers to housewives, to elite division one and professional athletes. His passion is in helping athletes achieve their athletic goals through increasing strength, speed and agility. He’s also a top-level amateur strongman competitor. You can get more from Jason through his website at nunnsperformancetraining.com.