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Keep conditioning simple. Understand the game demands and energy systems used. Understand muscle actions and movements. Here is an excellent podcast with former Orlando Pride Performance Coach, Ivi Casagrande, discussing off-season conditioning for female athletes.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94-qGQjFqhw&t=733s[/embed]   Here are some of the drills she mentioned in the episode that I also...

It's the first half. Your female athlete is on fire. She's running off the ball. She's exploding into space. She's bursting past defenders. She looks downright unstoppable. Then, the halftime whistle blows and a switch flips. Hard left turn, in fact. Come the final stretch of the game, she's looking...

Anxiety creeps in. The world crumbles. You fail. You're in a rut. *cue the mental skills gurus* "Do you affirmations!" "Meditate!" "Journal!" "Put motivational sticky notes on your bathroom mirror!" "Meditate again!" "Remove negativity!" "Rub essential oils on yourself!" "Get energy healing done!" "Go to the spa!" ...