At-Home Workouts for Student Athletes

Athlete exercising
Many resources are available to help student-athletes train at home

The college recruiting landscape has changed dramatically in the last few weeks. With strict limitations on gatherings taking effect recently, most practices, games, tournaments, group fitness classes, and other activities that athletes typically rely on to stay strong and agile are no longer available.

As I’ve mentioned before, if your sights are set on playing college soccer, it’s important to keep working hard throughout the covid-19 hiatus. To help keep your momentum going, here are a few resources that you can use at home – most of which require little to no equipment.

  1. The hiatus is a perfect opportunity to hone your individual ball skills. Here is a video tutorial of 100 training drills, including dribbling, juggling, foot skills, first touch, and many other skills you can practice at home.

  1. Architech Sports is offering free strength training, fitness and cardio, and HIIT workouts via email to help you maintain your fitness goals and be ready to pick up where you left off when practice starts again. You may sign up to receive the workouts via this link.

  1. If you’re in search of cross-training workouts that can be done at home, Wirecutter has compiled a comprehensive list of free options including yoga, pilates, indoor biking and more.

Athletes who invest time and effort in physical fitness and ball skills during the break will be in a better position to compete, and impress coaches, when recruiting activities start again.

If you enjoyed this article, sign up to receive the latest blog posts directly in your inbox. Click here to subscribe.


Chris Bart-Williams is the founder and owner of CBW Soccer Elite. After an extensive career in the English Premier League, Chris now uses his vast soccer knowledge to assist families throughout the college recruiting process and prepare players for the mental and physical challenges of collegiate soccer. You can reach him at