Jacksonville Fitness Academy uses results-driven programming combined with soccer specific training to help athletes of any age excel on the pitch.
All programs are created and supervised by Patrick Henigan who is a N.S.C.A.A Soccer Coach and Trainer who boasts a lengthy playing and training career.
Get an overview below of how we’ll help you achieve your athletic potential.
TOTAL BODY STRENGTH
Strength training for soccer is more than just seeing how many plates can be loaded up onto a barbell. Utilizing a broad spectrum of resistance training, our program focuses on developing proper movement patterns and strengthening the body through overloading optimal execution of movement.
Power is a necessary quality needed on the soccer field. Whether it is bullying a man off the ball like Nemanja Vidic or beating your defender with one step like Eden Hazard, the ability to display power is a quality that will make any player stand out.
ACCELERATION AND SPEED TRAINING
On the pitch the player many battles are determined by speed and quickness. Accelerating to get into position to score or defend a quick set piece requires the ability to burst at any moment.
ENERGY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
Soccer, more than any other sport, requires the players to have the ability to sustain movement over the duration of a game. The athletes must be able to avoid fatigue and push through it when necessary. There is nothing worse than conceding a winning goal in stoppage time due to fatigue, no one wants to feel like a Tottenham player.
Our program aims to ensure that the energy systems of the body are able to produce the necessary energy to sustain high outputs of activity throughout every game. In short, we'll help build your engine.
It is very important for soccer players to maintain total body mobility and stability – especially in the hips and ankles. Our program offers a unique approach to ensure that the players’ bodies are functioning properly and able to attain normal positions as well as positions required by the sport.
We take great care in developing the tissues of the body to handle the stresses they will encounter on the field.