Should I condition during the soccer season?

In some cases, completing additional conditioning outside of soccer practice is a good idea.  This is usually recommended for a player who begins the season out of shape or is coming back from an injury.  If you add extra conditioning into your program, be careful to avoid overtraining. Most times athletes who are looking for additional conditioning can achieve the same effects by practicing with greater intensity; run instead of jog all over the field, and sprint to every drill.  These additional bursts of intense activity will give you a little extra conditioning during practice.  Spend time outside of practice working on your soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. 

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