- Speak to the high school soccer coach at the end of the school year or at the beginning of summer. The coach will be able to give you some conditioning tips, and they may even have a conditioning program that you can join in on. They may also be able to give you some tips on what to expect at tryouts or some suggestions regarding drills you can do on your own during the summer.
- Spend about 30 minutes, three times a week practicing your soccer skills. The drills that you do on your own can be simple things like passing the ball back on forth on a wall while alternating feet and without taking additional touches. This will develop your touch, passing, and control of the ball. You will feel comfortable on the ball during tryouts.
- During the summer prior to tryouts, you should work out three times a week. You need to focus on your stamina and cardio, for the most part, but doing some strength training is important as well. Go for three runs a week and do some sit-ups, pushups, squats, and lunges throughout the week as well.
Christopher Prashad is an experienced soccer, player. He has been playing soccer his entire life and played competitively all the way through high school in the UK.