Creating a periodization program for the upcoming soccer season takes a lot of time and effort. Hours are spent putting together a training program with hopes of having a great season and improving on the previous year.
The big question is, how do you know if you have a perfect training plan for your team? How do you quantify how successful your program is/was? Do you go by wins and losses?
You need a measurable way of assessing the success of your program – something you can track and something you can quantify in order to compare before, during, and after season results.
So how do you accomplish this?
What makes up a successful training program and how do you make sure that your program design is right for your team?
How do you measure the success of your program, or how well your program is working?
Answer: Measure the athletes.
Click the link below if you want to learn more about the importance of testing your soccer athletes:
Yours in speed,
P.S. – Testing gives you a gauge on what needs to be addressed with individual athletes and the team in general. For tips on testing for soccer check out this article: