The soccer season is starting back up again and if you haven’t been practicing during the offseason, you may feel unprepared. But it’s important for players of all levels to ease back into the season, especially if you didn’t participate in a soccer training program for summer. So if you’re looking for a few tips to help you get back up to your normal skill level this season, keep reading.
Get your body healthy: It’s all too easy to spend the offseason sitting around and eating junk food. If you slacked off on keeping your body healthy over the summer, now is the time to get in shape. You should start eating a better diet, drinking plenty of water, and working out regularly. You may even want to consider taking some multivitamins if you get approval from your doctor. Overall, you need to ensure your body is strong and healthy so you can be ready to do your best this season.
Start with the basics: When it comes time to practice and learn soccer moves, it can be beneficial to go back to the basics when you’re starting the season off. You need to ensure you have the basic moves, like dribbling, shooting, defending, and passing, down before you try to learn soccer moves you aren’t used to. Jumping right into more difficult moves after not practicing during offseason could be too challenging and could even result in injury. So ease back into your normal skill level by going back to some basics.
Don’t forget to rest: Soccer can be an exhausting sport to play — players often travel as many as five to seven miles running up and down the field in just one full game. So between practices, drills, and games, make sure you’re giving your body time to rest and repair. Pushing yourself too hard right off the bat can result in injury, which can then put a damper on the rest of the season. So make sure to talk to your soccer coaches about any pain you’re experiencing and always rest to prevent overuse injuries and burning yourself out.
The beginning of the soccer season is always an exciting time. So keep these tips in mind to ensure you have the best season yet.