Pre-season is one of those times of year that is neglected by a lot of athletes. Whether your sport is soccer, netball, oz tag or running; pre-season preparation will increase the chances of a happy and productive season. The alternative is to go in under-prepared and find yourself injured and unable to participate. A costly and disappointing experience.
The duration and intensity of pre-season depends on the sport and level of participation. Generally training begins a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks before the season. The focus during this time is on building functional strength and muscular endurance. As training progresses sport specific skills are introduced.