|Rank:||Elite – 1 points|
By the final 2 weeks of early pre-season the players should be ready to perform high intensity drills in the form of VO2max drills. These drills can typically only be sustained for up to 5 minutes without the tempo dropping. They are a very effective training tool which improves recovery after a sustained high intensity period. From a tactical point of view they are great for pressing and skill development as they involve constant involvement from the players a high tempo and high work rate.