In order to become a more effective player on the pitch you need to commit to becoming more physically fit. Becoming physically fit is not an easy task. It will not happen overnight and it will not happen without hard work and sacrifice. Becoming physically fit is as much a mental task as a physical one. Are you going to be mentally strong enough to get up early in the morning and go for a run while your competition is sleeping? Are you going to be motivated enough to push yourself forward in the gym when others would give up? Are you going to have the discipline to provide your body with proper nutrition and recovery while your opponents take back double cheeseburgers and cherry cola. If you’re serious about becoming a better Soccer player you should have no shortage of motivation. Now all you have to do is find and combine focus, discipline, and mental toughness. I know some of you may dread the thought of going to the gym or running on your own time, but if you really want to achieve your dreams, it’s something you’re going to have to get used to. Give it a chance. Once you get into a consistent physical conditioning routine, exercising and training becomes fun. Once you get over that initial hump, physical conditioning can be a lot of fun, a stress reliever, it does wonders for your self-confidence, and not to mention it is a crucial ingredient in achieving your full potential as a Soccer player. Being fit is more than being able to run for 90 minutes. There are several components of being physically fit and you need to give quality attention to each component.