14 July 2024

Pre-season preparations underway at Salisbury FC

Salisbury FC’s first-team squad’s preparations are underway, and current fitness levels are being tested.

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.

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 metres.

Most of the squad undertook an arduous Yo-Yo test in warm temperatures. The Yo-Yo test is a maximal aerobic endurance fitness test involving running between markers placed 20 metres 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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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns