Salisbury FC kicks off rigorous pre-season

SALISBURY FC’s first-team squad’s preparations are underway, and the current fitness levels of the players are
being tested.

The players will need to be in tip top shape for the upcoming season as they face a new challenge following promotion from the Southern League Premier South.

Brian Dutton’s backroom team put the players through their paces and took measurements as they began to prepare the squad for life in the Vanarama National League South.

Players having their measurements taken Picture: Salisbury FC/Andy Munns

The club’s staff, including Sam Chapman, the lead Strength and Conditioning coach, took several measurements through mobility and body fat assessments before a 5-0-5 test to measure how quickly players can stop, turn and accelerate again over five meters.

Most of the squad undertook an arduous Yo-Yo test in warm temperatures.

Picture: Salisbury FC/Andy Munns

The Yo-Yo test is a maximal aerobic endurance fitness test involving running between markers placed 20 meters apart at increasing speeds until exhaustion.

Meanwhile, Billy Coleman, the club’s new Sports Rehabilitation Therapist, worked with other players, taking baseline assessments for concussion assessments and talking through their other medical needs.

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