The Ultimate Guide to Off-Season Football Training

Coaching football is no part-time job. The hours you spend coaching practices, running two-a-days, and studying film on the weekends take dedication and a relentless personality. The minute your season finally comes to a close, it’s already time to start thinking ahead toward next season. What you do in your off-season has a huge impact on your season to come—and it’s time to start planning your off-season training now.

As you begin to build your off-season strength and conditioning strategy, there are countless variables you'll need to assess, prioritize, and structure, so your players are peaked for performance when the season starts.

Our Sport Performance team has created a comprehensive guide that lays out the steps high-level strength and conditioning professionals take when designing an organized, periodized, research-based off-season football training program.


The Ultimate Guide to Off-Season Football Training eBook contains step-by-step instructions on: 

  • How to organize a year-long training calendar

  • How to design a periodized training structure based on the unique needs of your athletes

  • How to optimize your periodization scheme based on how much time you have to train

  • How to assign rep, set, and loading guidelines based on block (cycle) of training

  • How to conduct a needs analysis of the sport to determine the best exercises for the biomechanical and metabolic requirements of football

  • How to identify and incorporate injury prevention methods in your training program

  • How to structure each individual training session

The best part? This guide is absolutely FREE. Click the button below to see the PDF and learn how we structure our Volt off-season training programs, step-by-step.


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Dan Giuliani, MSAL, CSCS, RSCC, is a regular contributor to the Volt blog. He is a certified strength coach, a co-founder of Volt Athletics, and an adjunct professor of Sports Performance at the University of Washington.
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