Warm-up - Perform Better, Reduce Risk of InjuryThis article was written by Gary Nelson (and updated in 2008) for a local soccer organization.
All soccer players should be aware of the importance of warm up
for every training, practice, or game event and we hope this information will be useful to you.
Acceleration Indiana was founded in 1993 by David Nelson and Gary Nelson when we acquired the rights to the Frappier Acceleration Sports Training System. John Frappier is a noted Exercise Physiologist who spent many years researching and working in a Sports Medicine Clinic on how to improve athletic performance more effectively and efficiently. He achieved outstanding success with youth, professional, and elite athletes and used this base of knowledge to develop the Frappier Acceleration Sports Training System or FAST.
Based on over 20 years of research in Exercise Physiology and the Biomechanics of human movement the FAST program has grown to over 160 sites in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, and has trained over 500,000 athletes, including over 2,500 professional athletes with great success.
In July of 2007 the corporation name was changed from Frappier Acceleration Sports Training to Athletic Republic. We will continue to be known as Acceleration Indiana but you will see us gradually incorporate proud member of the Athletic Republic in our materials, logo and signage. Go to www.athleticrepublic.com for more information.
Here in Indianapolis, Acceleration Indiana has trained thousands of athletes from youth to professional, in over 24 different sports, with consistent and excellent results since 1994. We are proud to have helped many players achieve recognition and championships since 1994 including: Miss Soccer Indiana, National Girls Player of the Year, High School All Americans, Indiana State High School Championships, 1st Team All State, etc. Many of our soccer athletes start training with us in grade school and return each year to continue improving their performance. We are proud to have helped many players achieve Division I and other collegiate soccer programs and scholarships.
We offer programs for boys and girls at all levels, beginner to elite. Training with our program will improve your acceleration and speed to beat your opponent to the ball, to accelerate past the defender, to get in position for the pass, to move the ball faster down the field. You’ll improve your agility for changing direction quickly on the field. You’ll improve your body coordination and balance for executing soccer moves like passing, dribbling, and kicking more accurately. To maintain your quickness, acceleration, speed, and agility for the entire game, you’ll see significant improvement in your soccer stamina. We accomplish this by focusing on enhancing your anaerobic energy systems.
Injury Resistance (especially non-contact lower extremity injuries such as knees, hips, legs, ankles) is enhanced with your improved strength, power, balance, flexibility, and core strength.
We pretest each athlete and tailor our program specifically for that athlete. Training sessions are one on one to ensure proper attention to that athlete’s needs. At the completion of the program each athlete is post tested and a report is provided so that you can see, by measurements, how much improvement has taken place.
Acceleration Indiana Staff
Our staff is highly educated with most trainers having degrees in the fields of Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, and Exercise Science. They must also go through our Acceleration Certification process and pass tests in Exercise Science, Physics, Biomechanics, Sprinting and Running Mechanics, Strength, Power Training and sport specific skills such as soccer kicking. Most of our staff have played sports at the collegiate level, including soccer, and therefore know first hand the kind of effort it takes to succeed at that level.
Soccer Kicking and Goal Tending
We offer our unique soccer kicking program that utilizes our patented soccer kicking cords to develop greater power in your kick for higher ball velocities, greater consistency in your kick and improved accuracy. More balls in the goal equals more wins for the team. In addition we offer soccer goalie specific training so your goalie can move quicker multi-directionally, jump higher, move the arms quicker for those key saves, and punt, kick, or throw the ball farther to clear the goal. Check out the Soccer Kicking Cord Results!!!