When players get tired, their game becomes sloppy. Passes go astray and mistakes get made.
That's why this week we've got a pre-season football-fitness session to get your players' legs moving.
All the drills in this session have a footballing element built into them, working on dribbling, passing and shooting within a fitness framework. Not only will this plan get your players working hard on their fitness levels, it will also allow you to see how they perform when fatigue kicks in.
Fitter teams are better teams - Get your team in shape so that when it gets deep into the game, they only get stronger!
Develop the ability to sit back and soak up pressure by inviting pressure to turn the ball over and counter-attack at pace.
The best keepers in the world use their feet to make saves and to always be in the right position. Their agility and bounce comes from the timing and accuracy of their footwork. Work your keepers with this session.
Stay compact, stay disciplined and protect a lead by defending deep with this session.
Get your goalkeepers dealing with cutbacks by staying on their feet and anticipating the change of angle.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
Give it a try - it's better in the app