Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
How does the training program work? Remember, this is not your normal training program.
We are going to break down your training with pre-recorded educational segments on specific days of the week and skills and physical training by weeks. Along the way, we will work to include core values and establishing effective behaviors that will influence both your performance and well-being on and off the field. This works within your busy summer schedule.
Over the next 6-weeks:
Alex will begin each day with Alex's Daily touch including our core values
On Mondays, Nicky and Robin will focus on helping you better understand female physiology, training myths, strategies to reduce injury risk, and learning to listen to your body. This is critical in today's youth sports structure.
On Tuesdays, we will focus on the physical aspects of training. We will identify what type of training to do, when, and how much including recovery sessions and periodization as you participate in a year-round sport. We will also provide guidance in establishing simple, appropriate, consistent training protocols that you can maintain after this program ends.
On Wednesdays, Kelsey will focus on the mental aspects of your training. This will include motivation, self-talk, self-esteem, goal setting, and more. This also includes a section on how to communicate effectively as a player with your coaches and parents and learning how to reach out if you are in need of help.
On Thursdays, Michelle will provide the nutrition knowledge that you will need to take the best care of your training tool, your body. This includes performance nutrition 101, along with performance plates, nutrient timing, travel nutrition, and more.
Three practical application activities will be provided during each week that coincides with the daily education. Depending on your schedule, you will be able to choose to participate in one, two, or three of the activities. (ie: 5-day training diary, 3-day food diary) These activities are listed in the curriculum with the ability to submit them in the comments section.
Each week, Alex will guide you as you train to improve one skill per week with the focus of learning each skill really well. At the end of the 6 weeks you will have 6 ball control skills that will increase your ability to move with the ball at your feet in whichever position that you play.
Each week, we will provide a physical training aspect that you can integrate into your daily training. This is an important aspect of training that improves performance while reducing injury risk, especially when athletes are growing. (ie: 5-days per week body weighted strength training)
Each week, there will be a competition against yourself. Each Monday we will identify the competition and on Friday of the same week, you will submit how much you improved over the week.
How will we be able to interact with the professional and/or D1 athletes? During the course, we will schedule a live zoom meeting where NWSL, WSL, Premier, National and NCAA D1 female soccer players will share their stories and what they have learned through their experience. This will be followed by a 20-minute question and answer period. These will be recorded and available for review if you are unable to make the session.
How much time per day will this program take?
Within the curriculum, the time for each segment is listed. The time it will take to complete the educational videos is 20 minutes or less Monday through Thursday. The training will range between 10-30 minutes Monday through Thursday, depending on the day and what other training you are participating in. This training will complement what you are already doing with your club teams.
What if I miss a skills or training session?
There are many factors that compete for your time. If you miss a training or skills session, there is a place in the comments section to state why. (ie: legs are fatigued, school mid-term, played in a soccer tournament and this is a recovery day, etc. )
This is to help increase your ability to determine how to bring all of your responsibilities together and/or listen to your body.
If you are on vacation, all sessions are pre-recorded and you can watch them on your own time.
How do we handle course compliance?
Students must complete each educational video segment in order to advance through the course.
Can I participate if I am younger than 12 or older than 17?
This 6-week program is designed for girls ages 12 - 17. Girls ages 11, 18, and 19 are welcome to participate, understanding that age-based modifications may need to be made.
What do I need to participate?
You will need to have access to the internet from your phone or a computer. This training is structured to be completed at home, on your own. You will need to have the following equipment:
- Soccer ball
- Open space 20x20 yards
If I there is more one child in my immediate family, is there a discount available?
The cost for each additional child within an immediate family will be given a 50% discount. Once you enroll, email us at [email protected] and we will provide you with a discount code that will allow you to enroll your additional child for $99.
What is your reimbursement policy?
If you're unable to complete the course for any reason, we'll give you your money back through the first week of the course. Once you have entered the second week of training, we will be unable to provide a refund after that time