For the second year in a row, BYSC is offering a soccer specific strength and conditioning program for players at all age groups. Soccer is one of the most physically demanding sports and takes a toll on an athlete's body at any age. To better prepare, players should use the offseason to improve their strength, endurance and overall athleticism.
The benefits of participating in any or both of these six-week sessions include:
Register for Session 1&2 price:$170
Session 1 - Olson Elementary School Gym
U9-U13 Players train from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
U14 and older from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Session 2 - Valley View Middle School Gym AB
U9-U13 Players train from 7 to 8 p.m.,
U14 and older from 8 to 9 p.m.
This program is geared towards athletes looking to improve their performance in contests, rate of recovery from training and games, and prevent the likelihood and severity with risk of injury.
The programs are designed for the athlete to progress from session 1 to 2, but are not exclusive of each other. Someone could only participate in session 1 or 2 if unable to do both.
A sample session would include:
The amount of time spent on each category will depend on the day and phase of the program
Progression of the strength and conditioning program will be as follows:
We will focus on improving the athletes’ mobility, strength, injury prevention, ability to generate power, and endurance for sport specific movements. This will be an 11 week program run on Thursday nights.
In addition to being BYSC's Director of Coaching, Brian is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). After four years of soccer and basketball at Augsburg College, he attended the University of Minnesota, completing his Masters in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Management in 2010. After graduating he has been working both as a personal and group trainer. For the last 4 years he has been an assistant basketball coach at Augsburg College and serves as their team's strength and conditioning coach overseeing workouts in the weight room, warm ups, nutrition, and stretching recovery sessions. He currently runs his own LLC, Kaizen Training, where he runs weekly Boot Camps, personal training, and small group training in Bloomington