Another quality document by Christian Laver. I had to save it as a series of images to keep the chart. Click on the pictures to enlarge each page.
He makes some excellent points and as a whole I agree with the article. The only part I would take some exception to is about introducing speed training at 16. I believe it needs to be introudced much younger. Teaching players proper sprinting technique, balance and agility exercises with and without the ball should be when players are 7-8 years old.
I am an English student currently in my final year at the University of Hertfordshire. As part of my final year these I am looking at the optimal training program for an elite premiership football academy. As part of this I need to review the literature already out there and would be interested in using this article, does anyone know if this has been published in a peer reviewed journal or have any contacts details for the author?
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