An effective strength and conditioning program is important for football teams and the wellbeing of the players.
An effective strength and conditioning program can help players avoid injuries and give players an edge with their fitness or strength.
Strength and conditioning programs are introduced into football at youth level and is a key component of getting your body right for competitive football.
Provided below are sample strength and conditioning programs used by the AIS/AFL academy that clubs may wish to implement at their club throughout the four stages of the season:
These programs are intended for use in players aged 16 to 18 years of age. Ideally the implementation of these programs should be managed by a strength and conditioning expert. Components of this program can be relevant for senior football. However, this program should not be implemented for players aged below 16 years of age.
Five programs coaches can implement throughout the off-season:
Five programs coaches can implement throughout the first half of the pre-season:
Second half of pre-season (12 weeks)
Five programs coaches can implement throughout the second half of the pre-season in the lead-up the start of the season:
Six programs coaches can implement throughout the competition phase of the season: