You’ve been selected to play at the Select level because you have talent. But to compete at the State level you will need to be physically ready to deal with a compact and competitive season.
Your core (thighs, glutes and abdomen — I like to include the shoulders) is vitally important to reach your competitive best. But most soccer players — even at this level — avoid the core.
Be smart. Be your best. Perform this set of five exercises daily (except match days). Ten minutes from your day is a small investment to become a better soccer player. How you use those ten minutes can be the difference between winning and losing.