You could be reading the full-text of this article now if you...

If you have access to this article through your institution,
you can view this article in

Preseason Fitness Testing in National Collegiate Athletic Association Soccer

Sayers, Adam PhD, CSCS; Sayers, Brandi Eveland PhD, CSCS; Binkley, Helen PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31816a8849
Articles
Abstract

THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO PROVIDE THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL WITH THE INFORMATION TO EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT A BATTERY OF SOCCER-SPECIFIC FITNESS TESTS DURING THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SOCCER PRESEASON PERIOD, YIELDING A DETAILED AND APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL EVALUATION OF THE ATHLETE. RATIONALE FOR THE CHOICE OF TESTS, DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH TEST, A TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION, AND REASONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION WILL BE DISCUSSED.

Author Information

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Adam Sayers is Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Brandi Eveland Sayers is Assistant Professor in the Exercise Science department at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Helen Binkley is Associate Professor and the Athletic Training Education Program Director at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

© 2008 National Strength and Conditioning Association