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Complete Conditioning for Soccer by Greg Gatz

Complete Conditioning for Soccer

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Complete Conditioning for Soccer by Greg Gatz

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. Complete Conditioning for Soccer shows reader's how to achieve all of these performance goals and more. In this special book and DVD package, 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 assessment tests for determining a players' fitness status and specific programmes that improve balance, quickness, agility, speed and strength, this book will help the reader dominate their position. The DVD puts the training into action by demonstrating key tests, exercises and drills from the book. With nutritional guidelines as well as seasonal workouts, this book provides a multi-dimensional training approach that will show readers how to get the most from their time in the gym and on the pitch.

About the Author

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 organisation of 20 sports teams, Gatz is in charge of programme 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), men's soccer (2001), a volleyball team that finished with one of its highest national rankings ever (12) in 2002, and the 2006 national runner-up baseball team.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st May 2009


Greg Gatz

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Human Kinetics Publishers


Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and DVD
208 pages
Interest Age: From 18 To 99


Football (Soccer, Association football)
Sports training & coaching



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