One World Soccer is excited to partner with Freestyle Sports!
In the Spring 2017 season, Freestyle Sports offers a Strength & Conditioning program for the older select teams at One World Soccer. The players go through a pre-assessment and post-assessment and get 12 weeks of training from Freestyle Sports' coaches. They will focus on strength, agility, coordination, flexibility and speed. By working on and improving these athletic skills, the players will see an improvement in their overall performance.
Director of Coaching Daniel Benito:
"The best soccer nations and clubs have known for a long time that success at the highest level of the game, requires a successful approach at the youth levels. The basic framework consists of four factors, each generally as important as the other, but with each taking priority during different phases and ages of the player. These four factors are: physical, technical, tactical and psychological/psycho-social.
To address specifically the physical factor, One World Soccer is proud to offer a Strength and Conditioning Training Program this 2017 Spring Season as a part of the One World Soccer Select experience. Freestyle Sports is a very professional company and will get the most out of the time spent with our players."
About Freestyle Sports
Freestyle Sports is founded and owned by Jasper & Ayla Eden. Coach Jasper has a Masters in Physical Education and over eight years of experience in running a sports business. Coach Ayla has a Bachelor of Health. She is a Dartfish Certified Technologist and worked for the Dutch Olympic Network in Haarlem, The Netherlands as a Talent Coordinator and Video Analyst. They are in Austin since February 2016.
During the strength and conditioning program in the fall season, all players will work on the following skill sets: coordination, agility, balance, speed, power, flexibility and stamina. By working on and improving these athletic skills, the players will see an improvement in their overall performance. The Select players will go through a pre-assessment to set a baseline and a post-assessment at the end of the season to measure improvement. The Freestyle Sports coaches will work with all players in eight sessions during the season (see schedule on the right).
Level I - Pre-Academy
During the Freestyle Fitness Level I program, the Pre-Academy players get an introduction to strength and conditioning, where we focus on consistency and the right techniques. Learning the right way to move is priority and this will be provided in the form of games and short fun focused workouts. The goal is to keep it fun, so they want to exercise.
Level II - Academy
During the Freestyle Fitness Level II program, the Academy players work on one or two skill sets per session. Technique will still be the most important aspect, but the workouts will be a bit more intense than the Level I workouts. Learning to move properly and safely, while developing coordination and motor skills will be the priority.
Level III - Select
The Freestyle Fitness Level III program is based on the results from the pre-assessments. The teams will get personalized workouts to improve their weaknesses and extend their strengths. The exercises will be intense, but always with the focus on the right technique. Quality over speed or quantity, always.
Feel free to ask Freestyle Sports any questions regarding the program. Please contact Sports Performance Director Ayla Eden at ayla@FreestyleSportsTexas.com.