SKINS Strength & Conditioning Series | Part 1

In the first of our new SKINS Strength & Conditioning series with Andrew Clark, our club fitness guru talks about the importance of speed for a professional footballer.

In the first of our new SKINS Strength & Conditioning series with Andrew Clark, our club fitness guru talks about the importance of speed for a professional footballer.

Watch the first video and keep an eye on ccmariners.com.au in coming weeks to catch future episodes.

Speed Is King

“To be a professional footballer, the ability to accelerate and decelerate is critical. At the Mariners we are constantly asking players to accelerate and decelerate at their maximum.

Training at your maximum is critical to ensure that you get that extra 30 centimetres when it-s needed to win a ball in defence, or to score a goal to win the championship.

The ability to accelerate and decelerate sets a top professional footballer apart from his opponents. At the club we are blessed with players who have the ability to accelerate and decelerate at phenomenal levels.

Brad McDonald, Troy Hearfield, Bernie Ibini - all are players who demonstrate and amazing ability to accelerate and decelerate when it-s needed.”