I'm very happy with how today went.
Right after school I went to the weight room and lifted for about an hour. I did a combonation of squats, bench, hex-bar, and other misc. lifts. All free weights because our school is too poor to afford any of the new fangled machines.
I then came home watched a little tv then practiced in my basement for an hour and a half. I used the guide from Iwannagopro for the first hour, then practiced some juggling with my left foot for the rest of the time.
Total Practice: 1.5 hours
Total Practice include Lifting: 2.5-3 hours
I've been thinking about my goals a little bit now. I'm sure you've noticed that I don't have any intermediate or long term goals. So I've thought some up. And no this was no snap decision, when I said a little bit now, I meant about a week or so.
Tryout for and Join an established U-17 club team.
I'm currently examining possibilities in my area. Anything is better than what I'm stuck with now, even though it makes me feel bad saying that.
Long Term Goal
Recieve a scholarship to play for a Division 1 school.
Not quite sure what college yet. But I'm working on it.
It seems pretty cool to me how much I'm addicted to soccer. I used to get addicted to videa games and think about them 24/7. Now it's soccer all I do is think soccer, read about soccer, play soccer. Kind of a euphoric feeling for me.
I need help with a lifting program. I've been doing a generic 3 sets of 8 reps program but I'd really like a specific one related to soccer. If anyone has knowledge in this area please PM me or post here.
I'm currently 5'8" and 135 lbs.
During now and my junior year I'm expected to gain about 4 inches. So my goal is to be about 6'0" or so and about 175 lbs. But still maintain my speed and endurance.