Two of the first sessions of the national team training schedule for 2011 were dedicated to fitness tests being conducted primarily by Luca Pagani, assisted by John Buttigieg, Carmel Busuttil and Charles Sciberras. Premier League coaches were also invited to attend these sessions.
Tuesday’s evening session and Wednesday’s morning session consisted of the following tests: – Anthropometric Assessment, Flexibility Assessment, Body Composition Assessment and a Pool Strength Assessment were all carried out at the Gym inside the Technical Centre while an Endurance Assessment was carried out at the Centenary Stadium.
The Speed Test scheduled for Wednesday was not carried out due to adverse weather conditions and is now planned for this Tuesday.
The National Team Coaches will have at their disposal the test results and they will be delivered and eventually discussed with the Club Coaches of the players of the national team.
These tests, as clearly pointed out in the last meeting with all the clubs, will help identify the physical fitness of the players, monitor their improvement or otherwise, and show whether the players need guidance for any physical improvement.
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