Speed, Agility, Explosion


Speed, Agility & Explosion Training

This training program will help elevate a player’s game through improving speed, agility and explosion (SAE). Developing physical attributes builds confidence and raises performance on the futsal court or soccer field. This unique program is designed to develop the physical attributes of a player’s game and provide each individual activities to develop on their own. The SAE program is open to players of all abilities—activities will be appropriately designed to match the physical abilities and the age/physical development of the players.

Fall Session: Sept-Oct

Open for Registration

U8 — U15

Open to Participants in Any program

Key Focuses

  • Core strength & balance
  • Explosive speed & power
  • Reaction time & quickness 
  • Proper technique to adjust muscle memory for optimal performance
  • Introduction to physical routines that prevent injury

Key Focuses by Age

  • Introduction to performance training
  • Emphasis on relationship of physical performance to soccer and futsal
  • Recommended equipment: Jump Ropes, Agility Ladders, Agility Hurdles, Box Jumps.
  • Note: groups at this age will spend 30 minutes doing specific physical performance development and 30 minutes playing physically demanding games that involve a ball
  • Introduction to performance training
  • Emphasis on progression in performance training (i.e., one leg movements, complex movements). Recommended equipment: Jump Ropes, Agility Ladders, Agility Hurdles, Box Jumps
  • Further progression in performance training
  • Drills begin to include external resistance and focus on movements that occur in game. Recommended Equipment: Agility Ladders, Box Jumps, Loop Resistance Bands (1:3), Handle Resistance Bands (1:3) Medicine Balls

Details | Fall 2022

SAE classes are offered weekly for five weeks. Participants may sign up for more than one session per week (i.e. Mondays & Wednesdays). The price is $85 per five week session (example: if you register for two days per week the prices is $170). Please note that you must attend the day you register for and cannot swap days week to week.

  • Location: Four Mile (#3)
  • Class Length: 5:00-6:00pm (1 hour)
  • Day of the Week Options (5 sessions each):
    • Mondays: August 29, September 12, 19, 26, October 3
    • Tuesdays (6:15-7:15pm) September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4
    • Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5
    • Fridays: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7
  • Class Size: Groups of 8-12 participants for maximum individual development & growth
  • Financial Aid: $45 price available to those who qualify
  • Refund Policy: ASA will process refund requests before the session of the season. You will receive the amount you paid minus a $15 administrative fee (to cover credit card fees, administrative and software costs). No refunds will be given after the first session.

Register for SAE


Matt Curtin

Matt Curtin is an ISSA and NESTA certified personal trainer. His previous strength/conditioning experience includes personal training at XSport Fitness in Alexandria and strength and conditioning camp director at Catholic Central High School in upstate New York. He is in his third season with ASA as an Academy coach with the U9/U10 age group and in his second season with the ID program at the U10/U11 age group.

Speed, Explosion, Agility

$ 85
  • Price for current ASA participants (in any program)