3 Open House Training Sessions (October 27, 28 and 29, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) – Introduction to Legends of Pittsburgh Fitness and Performance Center’s new partnership with GK Icon Pittsburgh.
This partnership will combine Legends’ Skills, Strength and Speed training program with GK Icon’s advanced goalkeeper training curriculum. The partnership is designed to combine Legend’s high level skills and fitness program with GK Icon’s goalkeeper specific training. We aim to build upon each player’s foundation by utilizing advanced training methods designed to improve upon field players and now goalkeeper’s physical, technical, tactical, and psychological abilities which are needed to succeed in today’s game. Going forward, this training program will now accommodate the needs of goalkeepers and field players at all ages (8 – 18) and skill levels, from beginner to college prospects. For a monthly fee, goalkeepers and field players have the opportunity to train up to 3 days a week, 90 minutes each day……18 total hours of training a month!!!
Training Goals: Every session will include 45 minutes of strength, speed, and agility training as well as 45 minutes of foot skills for field players or high level training for goalkeepers of all abilities to get them to their next level (club, high school, and college). We will test all students’ strength, speed, and abilities while guiding them through the essential techniques required to be a successful soccer player. In doing so, we challenge every student physically while instilling a more sophisticated understanding of the game of soccer.
Training Approach: All training sessions will teach, demonstrate, and allow all players to practice the proper soccer techniques. This will include a “tell, show, do” training approach. First, we tell/instruct the player. We will then demonstrate how to do all techniques properly (as well as exercises). Finally, the player will apply the learnings.
Training Topics: Training topics will include strength, speed, agility training, and foot skills. For goalkeepers, topics will include service, body shape, catching at all height levels, low ball diving, medium ball diving, crosses/highballs, angle play, distribution, and communication.
Formal Evaluations: Trainer(s) will supply feedback on all training topics and formal, written evaluations will be given to each player (parents) as well as to their club team’s coach (optional).
Dates: November – March (5 months)
Times/Days: 6:00 – 7:30. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Older, Experienced Players
- 6:00 – 6:45 = Strength and Speed Training
- 6:45 – 7:30 = Goalkeeper Training or Field Player Foot Skills Training
Younger, Intermediate Players
- 6:00 – 6:45 = Goalkeeper Training or Field Player Foot Skills Training
- 6:45 – 7:30 = Skills, Strength and Speed Training
Cost: $150/month includes the opportunity to train 3 days a week, 90 minutes a day
Location: Legends of Pittsburgh Fitness, Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 559 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd, Tarentum PA
Please call 724-895-3560 to register!