Palmdale, CA, April 24, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- AVID Soccer is proud to announce the inclusion of three new programs: FA Soccer Star; Special Weapons and Tactics; Soccer Speed and Strength Training. Each of these programs is targeted at a specific player profile to evaluate and improve their skills.
FA Soccer Star Certification
The FA Soccer Star program is a benchmark test of individual skills used by the English National Training Program for player evaluation. It is recommended for players between U9 - U16. The minimum program group is six players of similar age and ability. A team program can be developed with the coach and all results are available to the coach. Cost of the program is $45/player for the 2 hr x 4 week program, player evaluation and certificate of completion.
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Certification
The SWAT Certification is a program designed by AVID Soccer to improve individual ball control, soccer intelligence and group play. The program incorporates Dutch training methods, situational walk-through, white board discussions and small sided games. The minimum program group is 10 players. Cost of the program is $45/player for the 2 hr x 4 week program, player evaluation and certificate of completion.
Soccer Speed and strength Training (SST) Certification
The SST program is intended for individual players looking for significant improvement in fitness, flexibility and speed. The program employs a number of methods and devices used to build soccer specific speed and strength. This program involves significant homework, so parental involvement may be required. Certification is earned when the player reaches a predetermined level of improvement (usually 10% overall rating). Cost of the program is $25/hour.
Program t-shirts are available to participants and coaches. Coaches are encouraged to participate in the program as well in order to bring the concepts, drills and games back to practice.
About AVID Soccer:
AVID Soccer (http://www.avidsoccer.com) is a grass roots organization that provides information and training to individual players, groups and teams. AVID Soccer consists of coaches and trainers dedicated to improving the image of soccer; the level of training; and the level of play.
The AVID Soccer Equipment Review (http://blog.avidsoccer.com) provides objective testing services, reviews and information on soccer equipment and related products. They currently have over 20 testers ranging from U-9 players through semi-pro. The AVID Soccer Equipment review web log was founded in March 2006.