Staying fit is a challenge even in ideal conditions, but during this time it’s seems like an insurmountable challenge. U.S. Soccer met that task with the guidance of Fit for 90, a player monitoring platform for performance, and Ellie Maybury and Adam Sayers, the brain trust in the sports performance department at USSF.
Players are tasked with tracking their workouts in the Fit for 90 app and logging it in for Maybury and Sayers to monitor. It’s a simple system that involves a significant amount of planning to execute. U.S. Soccer provided the players on the U20 Women’s National Team with a three-four weeks gap plan as soon as the coronavirus pandemic threatened to shut down international sporting events. These plans came after the team had just won the 2020 Concacaf Championship and had every member of the squad playing at their top level.
U.S. U20 Women’s National Team stars Mia Fishel, the Concacaf Golden Ball winner, and Brianna Pinto talked to TopDrawerSoccer about staying fit during this time and the benefit of having soccer-playing siblings to train with during this time.