Santa Barbara SC is excited to announce the founding of our first Strength and Conditioning program. The program’s mission is to enhance the physical capabilities of our players in order to compete at the highest levels of competitive youth soccer. The game of soccer is a physically demanding game that requires intense fitness and strength to succeed. The Strength and Conditioning program will allow our athletes to strengthen supporting muscles, increase mobility, correct posture, stabilize joints, learn new movement patterns, enhance coordination and enhance peripheral skills.
Originally from Pleasanton, CA
Boys MLS Next Strength and Conditioning Coach
Westmont College Men’s Soccer Coach 9+ years
USC (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma
USC (NSCAA) Goalkeeper Diploma
Originally from Malvern, PA
Santa Barbara SC Girls CCA Strength and Conditioning Coach
B.S. Health and Physical Education and Sports Medicine West Chester University
Physical Education Instructor/Department Chair, Laguna Blanca School – 16 years
Certified XPT Coach
Previous Health and Physical Education Teacher, Tohickon Middle School
Previous Head Athletic Trainer Cabrini College
Originally from San Fernando, CA
USSF C License
College, University of California, Santa Barbara
Club Coach, Central Coast Academy
Previous High School Coach, Bishop San Diego
Previous MLS Professional Player: Columbus Crew
Ages: 2007 & Older Age Group Boys & Girls Teams
Level: Offered to ALL competitive club level players of Santa Barbara SC & Central Coast Academy teams.
Location(s): Girsh Park Turf & Dunn School
2005 & Older Boys Teams from 6:30-7:15pm
2007 Boys Teams from 7:30-8:15pm
2006 Boys Teams from 8:15-9:00pm
Note: All sessions at Girsh Park Turf
2007 & 2008 Girls Teams (Santa Barbara based CCA players) from 6:45-8:30pm at Girsh Park Turf
2006 & Older Girls Teams (Santa Barbara based CCA players) from 7:30-9:00pm at Girsh Park Turf
2007 & Older Girls Teams (Northern based CCA players) from 6:00-7:30pm at Dunn School
What are the goals of the Strength and Conditioning Program?
- To allow our athletes to strengthen supporting muscles, even out muscle imbalances, increase mobility, correct posture, stabilize joints, learn new movement patterns, enhance coordination and peripheral skills, and so much more.
- Encourage our players to engage a healthy and successful lifestyle.