Soccer Training

Soccer Training

As the world’s most popular sport, soccer is highly competitive at all levels. Well-conditioned and healthy athletes are at a premium and always in demand. From the grueling fitness tests to the intensity of small-sided games at practice, through the impressive distances that can be covered during a match, soccer players from the rec level through the elite ranks have to improve their physical body and mind throughout the year. Participating in a consistent, well-designed strength and conditioning program has become an integral part of the game as it has developed in recent years.

ESP’s Soccer Performance Training program includes instruction to improve fitness, movement efficiency, speed development, agility, power development, and strength. The athletes participating in the ESP program are closely supervised and attention is always paid to proper technique and safety. There is no better way to prepare a team for the upcoming season than to have them train together.

Without proper core development, your greatest potential will never be realized, and the risk of injury is greater.  Aside from core development, our program will pay close attention to improve movement efficiency, speed development, agility, power development as well as flexibility, and soft tissue mobilization.  Each training protocol is relevant and necessary for your overall success. The athletes participating in ESP’s LPT program are closely supervised and attention is always paid to proper technique and safety.


ESP’s Sport-Appropriate Foundation program focuses on the following for soccer:

  • Core Stabilization
  • Correct Muscle Imbalances
  • Movement Screening
  • Myofascial Release
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Hip-Extension-Lateral Stabilization
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There is no better way to prepare a team for the upcoming season than to have them train together. Besides the benefits of getting stronger, faster, and in shape as a group, this program can also increase team dynamic, leadership, and bonding. Numerous teams in the DFW Metroplex area have taken advantage of ESP’s Team Training Program and have had highly successful seasons. Email Coach Dylan Douglass to schedule a training session at your next practice emailing

Speed, Agility and Quickness Training

SAQ sessions provide advanced conditioning and speed training techniques to enhance sprint times and quality of running movement patterns. This year-round program focuses on running, linear speed, explosiveness, reactive, agility, and cutting mechanics to educate the athlete on proper mechanics and kinesthetic awareness.

ESP Foundation Program

Whether you are playing for a club team or the World Cup title, you can get injured.

All soccer players, regardless of level, are looking to gain a competitive edge on their opposition. A well-designed and implemented athlete development program can help an athlete improve their strength, power, speed, explosion, conditioning, and movement. It is imperative to train in-season as well as during the off-season. The ESP Athlete program for soccer is designed around two training sessions per week during the competitive season, and up to three days per week during the non-competitive season. Coaches, Parents, and Players can reserve training times and dates that are convenient on-line by emailing

ESP Training Schedule

In-Season (August to November): Coaches will tell you that this time of year is critical. With tough practices and proper game day preparations, a two-day per week in-season program can be planned in and around any schedule. In order to make training as convenient as possible, ESP offers both team training sessions and individual athlete training options as well.

Club Season (December to February): With the increasing number of practices and tournaments this time of year, individual skills, as well as athletic development, must remain the key components to continue to expand your game. Improvements in strength and speed can be accomplished in the two-day per week winter program while increasing flexibility and mobility.

Spring Season (March to May): The physical demands players are subjected to with practices and games this time of year makes efficiency and effectiveness a necessity. This 2-3 day a week program offers each player an opportunity to develop his or her physical and mental capabilities through prudent, productive, practical, and purposeful training.

Off-Season (June to July): After a physical fall, winter and spring, injury management is a crucial component of an athlete’s yearlong training cycle. Post-rehabilitation program development and implementation, as well as general physical preparedness programming, allow the athlete to heal up and improve their mind and body. These exercises will help to continue strengthening weakened areas while improving flexibility and mobility.

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