Soccer is a game that is predicated on an athlete’s ability to accelerate quickly, create power from the ground up and control their body in different planes of motion.
Reactive Training and Power Development:
- 1. Exercises like box jumps and lateral hurdle hops enhance the athlete’s ability to absorb force then quickly and efficiently produce force off the ground – improving agility, speed, and explosiveness.
- 2. Exercises like the kettlebell squat and shrug develop a player’s power output.
- 3. Improves their jumping ability and enhances their force production from the ground up.
- 4. Helps the soccer player raise up and put a header in the upper 90 on a corner kick.
- 1. Our soccer players will be performing various unilateral exercises to improve their proprioception.
- 2. These exercises include, but are not limited to, lunges, one legged RDL, and Bulgarian split squats.
- 3. The unilateral exercises will help the athlete control their bodies so that they can make sharper cuts and also maintain possession of the ball when a defender tries pushing them off the ball.
Strength and Injury Prevention:
- 1. Our program emphasizes strengthening the posterior chain as to protect the soccer player.
- 2. Underdeveloped hamstrings and glutes have been linked to ACL tears and other injuries.
- 3. Soccer is a quad dominant sport and the posterior chain is often overlooked, which leads to muscular imbalances and increased injury risk.
- 4. Our programs look to prevent these injuries so that our soccer players can stay healthy year-round.