Build Strength, Endurance, Flexibility & Confidence While Reducing Injury Risk

BYSC's soccer-specific strength and conditioning program is open to 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:

  • Reduced likelihood and severity of injury
  • Positive physiological adaptations (including improved body composition, coordination, strength, balance and endurance)
  • Increase in confidence and mental toughness
  • Nutritional guidance for athletes and overall wellness
  • Professional, safe and proper teachings of technique and execution of important strength training activities for soccer

Description Of What The Program Sessions Will Include

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:

General Warm up as a group
  • Power Activities: Plyometrics, strength training with kettlebells, teaching proper jumping and landing technique, medicine balls, etc
  • Strength Activities:  Using the athletes body weight, strength training with kettlebells, using resistance from a partner, medicine balls, etc
  • Speed/Agility work: Using speed ladders for footwork, Dot drill, proper planting and turning technique, sprinting technique, etc
  • General Conditioning: Some type of circuit involving everything listed prior, may also include some work with a soccer ball etc
  • Cool Down: Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) technique with a partner, SMR (Foam rolling) techniques, individual stretching etc

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:

Session 1 

We will focus on improving the athletes’ mobility, balance, strength, coordination, and muscle recruitment for sport specific movements. This will be a 6 week session run on Thursday nights.
Session 2

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.

The Registration "2015-16 Strength and Conditioning" is not currently available.

Details On Training Sessions

Session 1:$70
Session 2:$120

Save $15 when you register for both sessions! Register for both sessions for only $175!

Session 1 - Kennedy Activity Center 
U9-U13 Players train from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
U14 and older from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

*Sessions will be run on Thursday evenings starting November 5 through December 17 (No S&C on Thursday November 26-Thanksgiving)

Session 2 - Kennedy Activity Center 
U9-U13 Players train from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 
U14 and older from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

​*Sessions will be run on Thursday evenings starting January 7 through March 17. 

Train With Brian Jungwirth MEd, CSCS

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