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At-Home Training: Why You Need To Maintain Aerobic Fitness and How to Do It

Is training for technical skills really the best use of soccer players’ time during a period of sustained inactivity? … the answer is no. Youth soccer players: if you haven’t already, you need to add aerobic high-intensity interval training into your weekly at-home training routine immediately.   A lot can change in 14 days. Two [...]

By | March 28th, 2020|2020, COVID-19, Featured, Fitness, For Parents, Soccer Fitness Services|Comments Off on At-Home Training: Why You Need To Maintain Aerobic Fitness and How to Do It

COVID-19 UPDATE

Updated: March 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm SOCCER FITNESS TRAINING CENTRE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The Soccer Fitness Training Centre and Trio Sportsplex is closed to the public until further notice. Due to recommendations by the ministry of health and the overall closure of Trio Sportsplex, Soccer Fitness will be closed [...]

By | March 13th, 2020|2020, Announcements, COVID-19, Featured, For Parents|Comments Off on COVID-19 UPDATE

Run Better, Correct Your Mechanics with our new Gait Analysis

Running Gait Analysis allows us to identify and correct athletes’ mechanics. Athletes learn where they are making running mistakes or if there are imbalances in their running gait. We offer corrective feedback through video analysis, so we can help you make corrections and improvements. We have upgraded our system with a revolutionary new software called [...]

By | December 30th, 2019|Fitness, Science|Comments Off on Run Better, Correct Your Mechanics with our new Gait Analysis

Introducing PNOE Vo2Max – the Gold Standard of Fitness Testing

We are pleased to introduce brand new, state-of-the-art cardiometabolic testing at Soccer Fitness.  Here are the details of our exciting new fitness assessments:    “This means better testing, better training, and better results for all our athletes”    What is PNOE?   The PNOE Breath Analyzer allows us to perform Vo2Max testing – the gold standard for aerobic endurance testing [...]

By | November 27th, 2019|2019, Fitness, For Parents|Comments Off on Introducing PNOE Vo2Max – the Gold Standard of Fitness Testing

So We Lost: How Soccer Fans Fall Short in the Canadian Game

There is a deep irony in Canadian soccer criticism, where the real problem is with the critics themselves. Earlier this year, our Canadian Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams suffered disappointing defeats in major international tournaments. The Men’s team exited the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Quarter Final stage after losing 3-2 to Haiti, and [...]

By | October 11th, 2019|2019, Coaching, For Parents, Matches|Comments Off on So We Lost: How Soccer Fans Fall Short in the Canadian Game

The One Most Overlooked Injury Risk Factor in Female Soccer – and What Coaches Can Do About It

Female soccer players are – and have always been – at a high risk of sustaining injuries, especially during their teenage years. Numerous causal factors for this high injury risk have been described and documented in scientific literature, among them the anatomical changes that occur in females’ bodies post-puberty, such as a widening of the [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|2018, Coaching, Fitness, For Coaches, For Parents, Injuries, Science|0 Comments

In Soccer – As In Life – it Doesn’t Pay to ‘Go With Your Gut’

Imagine this scenario: you coach two players who compete for a starting spot at right fullback. In the past four pre-season matches, both players have had equal playing time, and each has started two out of the four matches. One of the players – let’s call him player “A” – has played well overall in [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|2018, Coaching, For Coaches, Matches, Science|0 Comments

Gross Domestic Product is the Best Predictor of Performance in the FIFA / Coca Cola World Rankings – BUT is it the True Secret to Success in International Soccer?

In what I hope will be my final PhD coursework assignment, I was recently required to collect a set of data, and then analyse it using MATLAB, a multi-paradigm numerical computing software used by computer programmers, and biomechanics students like me. Naturally, I decided to collect some data on soccer. My rationale for choosing the [...]

By | August 27th, 2018|2018, For Coaches, Matches, Science|0 Comments

3 Ways Fitness Helped Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

On Sunday, July 15th, in front of a packed crowd at Moscow’s Luzhinski Stadium, the French National Soccer Team won their second FIFW World Cup, beating Croatia – who were making their first-ever appearance at an international final of any kind – by a final score of 4-2. It was an entertaining match which included [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|2018, Coaching, For Coaches, Matches|0 Comments

3 Things You MUST Do If You Are Injured – Gols Video Blog #70: 1/26/2018

Hi Everyone, Happy New Year! In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss soccer injuries, what soccer players should do if and when they are injured, and we provide specific suggestions to keep players integrated into training and match play when they cannot fully participate. Hope you like it and as [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|2018, Coaching, For Coaches, For Parents, Injuries|0 Comments