Off-Season Recap: Week 6 – Fitness Separation

In week 5 of our off-season training program we finished up our pre-test sessions on speed, strength and fitness. Some have asked why we wait 4 weeks before starting our “pre-test” and the answer is simple. We have 200+ athletes walk show up week 1 of our off-season program, and many of them have not

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Off-Season Recap: Week 2 – Agility Rest

One of the themes of the early off-season (usually a 1-3 week period) is to RESET OUR SYSTEM…
Resetting the system refers to taking a step back, revisiting some of the basics (mobility, form running, aerobic fitness, strength technique, etc.). We like to change up the program style (mixing the strength with various forms of fitness,

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Situationally Specific Passing/Agility Sessions…

Earlier this week, I was going over some old posts that we put up on other soccer training sites. One post, and one comment in particular, from earlier this spring caught my attention… In a discussion of the post TECHNICAL WORK: The faster the better, the discussion was centered on training technical work at game

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Working Fitness into an Functional Agility Session

In phase II of our summer Game Speed program we often finish with small-sided game fitness. There are several reasons for this… some of these reasons are physically beneficial, some are mentally beneficial and some are emotionally beneficial. Let me explain…
Physically Beneficial Reasons for Small Sided Games (SSG’s):
In the May 2012 (vol. 26 issue 5

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Final Stages of ACL Return to Sport

Last week I put up a post that documents our ACL Return to Sport program and over the last few days I have received emails asking to see some of these activities in action. I videoed a few of the drills from our session last night with 2 girls who are in the final stages

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A Competetive, College Winter Break Workout

This week at the SoccerFIT Academy, our college kids came back to kick off their off-season workouts with us. And, in what has become very typical, we spent quite a bit of time reminiscing, evaluating and discussing new ideas and workout philosophies that they have been exposed to while they were away at school. We

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Weekly Recap: Winter 11-12 Week 4

As you know, our PowerFIT/Speed/FIT program is a seasonal progression that challenges the athlete to improve each week as we build off a foundation of basic movement into explosive speed/agility and fitness:

From a conditioning standpoint we are using the Cybex Arc Trainers in the first two phases (months) and then our focus shifts to the

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