Athletic performance is a complex construct that is affected by numerous variables and constraints. Today’s athletes are dynamic individuals that operate within increasingly complex competitive environments with specific physical and mental demands Player complexity must be considered within athletic development by
going beyond the traditional strict focus on physical conditioning.
Comprehensive development is an evolution that requires multi-disciplinary processes through a vertical systematic and integrative approach to produce agile and adaptive players. High-performance is delivered through a tiered structure, providing age and skill-appropriate integration of technical and performance-based outcomes.
Evidence-Based Program Design and Curriculum
1) Integrate neurobiological principles to elicit synaptogenesis, neuroplasticity, and neuromuscular adaptations (learning through movement).
2) “Train as you play” - techniques and tasks within program design must place the athlete in contextual environments that elicit competitive readiness.
3) Encourage and create meaningful engagement to improve athletic preparation and performance through pride and accomplishment, leading to positive outcomes.
4) Ensure injury prevention and robustness are developed by building physically and psychologically resilient players.
5) Implement practical sport and exercise nutrition and recovery strategies to deliver significant health, body composition, durability, & performance benefits.
Athlete Development / Growth and Maturation Monitoring
Player evaluation and assessment (ratings) conducted initially and periodically through systematic, methodical, and program-based measurements provide actionable data for enhanced player development. Rating scales will incorporate physical and psychological qualities such as biological, motor skills, mental agility, and overall conditioning.
These objective assessments combine coach observations and analytics by using cuttingedge technology to perform a quantitative analysis. Data-driven predictive modeling to provide individual metrics (trends, abilities, and performance) that influence team/group (rosters, formations, compatibility, and synchronization).
It is essential to use evaluations and assessments to contrast physical and psychosocial characteristics (growth rate/chronological age). This analysis gives a better representation of physical states, skills, and ability to evidence-based standards within the sport.
Understanding the ‘necessary’ and ‘required’ for each player through data analytics (point values) to obtain desired soccer skills and abilities for inclusion within overall athletic development.
Assessment & Evaluation (Sports Analytics)
Individual Fitness and Readiness
Collective (Team/Unit) Fitness
Task/Opponent Focused Fitness
Periodic (Stages of Season)
Load Management (acquisition) & Risk Reduction
The world of sports performance requires life-long learning and integration of
cutting-edge ideas and creativity.
The high-performance program will maintain relevance through the exploration of emerging and novel methods of sports science, training applications, and methodology.
Collection of qualitative and quantitative information and establishment of data-driven techniques and program design will further the capability of
Fox Soccer Academy.
Character and Leader Development / Road to Victory
A custom academic curriculum based on experiences and education focused on positive character traits,
leadership, and self-regulation.
Physical conditioning and mental stability are mutually beneficial, crucial to athletic performance, and positive learning. The physiological benefits of exercise go beyond overall physical health; self-confidence, increased concentration, and a sense of well-being are also essential to comprehensive athletic development.
High-performance leader development is a sequential and progressive process achieved through competitive, educational, and individual opportunities to develop capable athletes who grow into proficient learners that can adapt, innovate, and outpace their opponents.