Spring Season – Part 1 (What to Expect)

This blog series is aimed at the high school player, and will provide you with research, programming tips and information that we have gathered over the years.
For over 10 years we have monitored the year round training of our high school girls, and over that time we have compiled quite a bit of information about

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ACL Injury Overview (Research Review)

In the past, we have put up several posts on ACL injury, rehab and risk reduction exercises, but I ran across a summary of research articles (Serpell, Scarvell, et al 3160-3176) compiled in the NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research that I wanted to break down for you. The following is a brief breakdown

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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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ACL Series: From Reducing the Risk to Return to Confidence

As spring approaches, and the high school female soccer players return to the field. We though it might be good to review some of the literature regarding ACL injuries and how our program has integrated training progressions that attempt to reduce the risk of this devastating injury. Over the last few days I have put

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Functional Training?

When a local fitness facility down the street from my house started running F.I.T. Classes (that’s right… Functionally Integrated Training classes – same acronym as us). I had to ask the question… What were they integrating to the training to make it functional? Are these classes specifically designed to meet the needs of anyone’s (lifestyle,

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Top 10 Programs on the Cybex Arc Trainer

Top 10 Arc Programs:
Not only do I run the Soccer F.I.T. Academy, but I also own several other sports performance testing and research centers that specialize in program/protocol development. From time to time we work with equipment manufactures to study the effects of their equipment within a specific population. We got an Arc trainer 3

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