September 20, 2014

Homework Fitness: Summer Week 4

This weeks homework is the next progression from last weeks workouts.
DAY 1:
90 seconds on 30 seconds off x 15: Total Workout time = 30 minutes

Performed on a track or treadmill with an intent to cover as much distance as possible. We run these workouts on a Woodway Curve treadmill or on a Cybex [...]

Training to Reduce ‘Awkwardness’ During Growth Spurts

I recently received this question from a parent…
Question: What type of a speed and strength program would you suggest for a u12 girl soon to be 13 to regain her speed and quickness after a large growth rate. My daughter at a early age was generally faster then anyone her age but [...]

Training to Reduce ‘Awkwardness’ During Growth Spurts

growth chart

I recently received this question from a parent…
Question: What type of a speed and strength program would you suggest for a u12 girl soon to be 13 to regain her speed and quickness after a large growth rate. My daughter at a early age was generally faster then anyone her age but [...]

Agility Technique: Inside Leg as Primary Decelerator

bad cuts

If your athletes are changing directions greater than 90 degrees at full speed, in almost every situation, they should use their inside leg (athletes left leg in the pictures below) as their PRIMARY decelerator. This is not to say that the outside leg has no role in the deceleration. The outside leg needs to finish [...]

Teaching Sprint Drills to Young Players

In a large group setting (team setting) sometimes it is very difficult to teach sprint drills or running mechanics due to the technical nature of the exercise. This becomes especially difficult when the demands of weather, field space, training facility space, etc. are not optimal. At the Soccer F.I.T. Academy we train in Overland Park, [...]

Weekly Focus: Phase 2 Starts This Week!

In PHASE 2 we will progress to workouts that encourage game like fitness and speed of play.  The workouts become faster paced and slightly more complex. For those that have not mastered the key aspects of PHASE 1 we will continue to focus on those foundational needs, but for most of our players, we will [...]

Weekly Focus: Spring Program Overview for U12-U14′s

soccer injuries

This week marks the start of our in-season training program. Although we have been training for several weeks, the focus has been more towards group organization and orientation. This week we begin our 8-week spring training program that will take us right up to our peaking and championship phases in late May, June and July.
Here [...]

Weekly Focus: Spring Program Overview for U12-U14′s

This week marks the start of our in-season training program. Although we have been training for several weeks, the focus has been more towards group organization and orientation. This week we begin our 8-week spring training program that will take us right up to our peaking and championship phases in late May, June and July.
Here [...]

Homework: Pre-Season Week 3

This week you need to test your soccer fitness by completing the following tests…
CAP Soccer Specific Interval Test:
Here is a link from a former post with video on how it is to be completed and recorded…http://174.121.38.125/~moody/soccerfitacademy.com/?p=312
The other test is our 90 Second Interval Test:
Here is a link from a former post with video on how [...]

Homework: Pre-Season Week 1 (Goal Setting)

This is week 1 of our 4 week pre-season program and I have a challenge for you…
Assess your overall fitness level and set a short term 4 week goal following these rules:

It must be attainable! For instance, do not say “I want to run a 4 minute mile,” when the best you have ever run [...]