Re: Football (US) Conditioning
I have been doing this for a few years. I wanted to get in when the kids are really getting into the game. From experience, I can tell you that two drills always seem to work the best.
1. Suicide sprints....Start at goal line, sprint to 10, then back then to 20 then back to goal, then to 30 and back with no stopping. At beginning of season, in no pads and at the end of practice. As season moves on, add to the 40 and 50. It is only 300 yds total.
2. Up/downs. Run in place, coach blows whistle, kids hit the ground (to the stomach)and get right back up and run in place again. Very the timing too as those little buggers will try to guess you. This helps simulate late in the game and being tired, getting knocked down on a play, and having to get back up.