A soccer training program should be well-rounded although some elements will be emphasized more than others. Soccer requires a high level of fitness as well as good technical skills and flexibility. Specific technical training for soccer should be one of the main aspects of a football training program. This means working on dribbling, passing, receiving, kicking, and increasingly complicated moves. Players should work on how to change direction quickly without losing control of the ball and how to vary speeds as well as how to tackle other players without injuring them. Individual and small-group drills can help build these types of skills.
Another part of a soccer training program is aerobic conditioning. Players need to be able to last for the duration of the game, and they might spend a good deal of that time running. They need to be able to do this while also continuing to perform competitively and maintain focus.
Players also must work on their strength training. The strongest player is not always the best player in a soccer game, but this does not mean that strength training is unnecessary. It takes strength to run fast with the ball and to kick it hard and fast. A strong core is necessary to avoid injury.
It is important to remain dedicated to a soccer training program even in the off-season. Players can ease off on their training during this part of the year, but they should not entirely neglect continuing to build technical skills, aerobic conditioning, endurance, strength and flexibility.