Strength Training

Pulling yourself up over a bar is immensely powerful, And while you my see it as impossible, I see it as highly probable. You see, all these youth athletes complaining and blaming, While I'm over here explaining that this stuff is oh-so amazing. Yet, they be claiming as they...

The hips are the foundation to high performance soccer. And as long as they are strong, injuries are reduced, and sport specific actions are improved. Shooting, cutting, passing, sprinting, decelerating and accelerating, and jumping all involve durable, powerful hips. And in order to optimize these, players must train...

I wanted to avoid titling this post "Goalkeeper Specific Training." While I believe goalkeepers should have some degree of individualized programming, it becomes more about turning them into beasts. And by this I mean Hope Solo beasts. Briana Scurry beasts. Buffon beasts. Ochoa beasts. Casillas beasts. Van...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For those of you who aren't a book nerd like myself, it's safe to say you've seen this quote before. In high school, I remember reading Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities and being captivated...

Holiday spirit is in the air. Peppermint mochas. Sugar cookies. Spiked hot chocolates. Sequined sweaters. Snuggles. Avoiding NYC for New Year's Eve. And gifts to give to your youth athletes. Obviously, this holiday season is all about putting in the work to level up performance and reduce chance of injury. What better...

"Coach Erica, when are we starting off-season training? I'm ready to lift weights!" - a boy's soccer player asked me with enthusiasm. At first, I thought I was hallucinating. What do you mean a boy's soccer player is eager to get back in the gym? Has the...