How Soccer Players Get Faster – 5 Ways to Speed Up your Game

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How Soccer Players Get Faster – 5 Ways to Speed Up Your Game

Regardless of your playing position, your speed and agility in the game of football are key. It is a vital part of being a top player and there are many things you can do to improve your speed. Imagine showcasing your speed with your BLRBOX Football CV

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The 5 ways to speed up your game

Eating right can help you achieve your soccer goals quicker than anything else. So, make sure you have the right food choices on your menu. This is one of the first things a nutritionist will look at when they see your diet and will give you some good advice about what you need to eat more of and what you need to avoid. Training If you want to be quicker on the pitch, you need to get into a good routine of training. The more hours you spend on the pitch playing, the more you will be able to improve your speed. So, training is a very important part of improving your speed. Increased flexibility A key to increasing your speed.


Practice sprints

This is where you should most likely start. Whether it’s five or 10 sprints per week, do what you need to do to increase your speed. Sprint the run track If you have one, don’t let it go to waste! Walk the run track and time yourself. If you want a completely accurate test of speed then go one step further and do a run, full length, on the track and try to finish before the other players. It’s important to make a note of your times, then track them back to before you started training to see what improvements you have made. You might be surprised at how much quicker you can get. Speed drill Instead of just working on your speed on the run, try throwing the ball with varying speeds to see what effect it has on your speed.

Improve your agility

Running, leaping and agility are essential skills for footballers, and using these three types of training methods will improve your speed and movement. Get to the gym This is perhaps the most well-known and effective way to improve speed, but you don’t need to be a professional footballer to use it. Do some short burst training using various tools and modify it to what you feel comfortable with. Get in a boxing ring Although it’s hard to find a boxing gym these days, there are several gyms that rent boxing gloves for their members. In fact, boxing has been proven to be a great way to improve speed and agility with light footwork and skipping.

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Professional Player Boxing to Improve Agility

Speed up your footwork

The speed of your feet should be up there as one of the most important things you need to improve. You can use more weight training to improve your footwork too, as you will want your feet to turn quickly. Lower your body weight The lower you can make your body the more you are able to bend down and get your footwork going.

Improve your acceleration

This is the fastest, most aggressive, and explosive phase of running. This is where you push the pace and try to get a step on the opposition and catch them off guard. To improve your acceleration, you should do some short sprints in the gym to boost your power and speed in this area. Focus on your acceleration: – Make sure that your run is between 40 and 80 percent max speed – Go for a high-intensity session with short sprints for 4-10 seconds – Run 2-3x per week – Add hill sprints to build your endurance. Start at 40 percent max speed and run down a slight incline until you reach 80 percent. You will feel tired after this workout but you will have improved your speed.

Improve your top speed

It is important to work on improving your top speed because it can improve your chances of scoring goals. But, you don’t necessarily have to get to the top speed as quickly as Messi or Ronaldo. You can get your top speed up by reducing your running speed and stretching your stride. But there are a lot of great resources out there on how you can get more speed, so it’s probably something you will want to investigate yourself. Use a specialist football boot Using the right footwear in football has a big impact on your speed. By training your football boots to really work with your feet, you can increase your top speed and also be less susceptible to injury. 

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Professional Footballers Showing Top Speed


Speed is everything in football, so make sure you’re hitting the training ground and hitting the field. Improve your speed and make sure you’re ready to take on the next level!


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