Top d1 fitness and pro fitness

Discussion in 'Player' started by Enxienty, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Enxienty

    Enxienty Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Do you guys think there is a difference between the two? I mean, d1 college programs especially the top ones do tons, and tons, and TONS of running.

    You think these players are in better shape or if not the shape amount of fitness as professional players overseas?
  2. rca2

    rca2 Member+

    Nov 25, 2005
    NCAA substitution rules are different. The result is teams can play 20 field players in each half. So the players on teams that do that are fit enough to play flat out for 25-30 minutes at a stretch. On professional teams at least 8 field players have to go the whole 95 minutes.
  3. Enxienty

    Enxienty Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Ahh ok so thats why d1 soccer is played at such a stupid and frantic rate compared to overseas.
  4. dejansavicevic10

    Jun 12, 2009
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Without being overly simplistic, professional players have a job, whereas for college kids playing soccer it is a side job. College players have to go to class, and are restricted during the off season and season as to the number of hours that they can spend on soccer.
  5. rca2

    rca2 Member+

    Nov 25, 2005
    There are no rules restricting independent voluntary training, but there are practical limitations due to academic and other commitments. The rules limit the commitment of the student athlete to the school program. The rules are necessary to protect the student.

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