Football is a game of short bursts of all out effort, followed by long periods of rest.

Source: Drees Performance Center

Football is a game of short bursts of all out effort, followed by long periods of rest. Your players’ conditioning drills should reflect that.

This video shows three interval training drills that every team should have in its speed/footwork program. The drills include:

  • Interval Sprints
  • Sprint Down, Jog Back
  • Shuttle Sprints

These drills should help players with straight-line speed, endurance, and most importantly, the ability to change directions.

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