At DNA Sports Center, we believe the foundation of every good athlete is speed and agility. Once an athlete has attained those attributes, sports specific training is the next step toward truly excelling at their game. By combining soccer skills instruction with strength, speed, and agility training that focus on muscle groups and movements that soccer players use most, players will reach their highest level of performance. Our Soccer Instruction Focuses on:
- Basic Footwork
- Turns, Cuts, Fakes
- Ball Control
- Ball Striking, Receiving, and Heading
- Soccer Skills While Under Defensive Pressure
- Combination Plays
- Injury Prevention
- Soccer Specific Speed, Strength, and Agility
DNA’s experienced soccer instructors work with athletes of all ages to improve upon their technique and understanding of the game. Great focus is given to the player’s physical and mental conditioning, along with proper body mechanics. With our youngest athletes, age 8 and up, we use fun, age appropriate instruction to introduce them to the game of soccer. Once a general understanding of the game is learned, we work to help them improve their soccer skills. Our Soccer Program Includes:
- Individual Instruction
- Group Lessons
Speed & Agility Training & Strength Program
While you strive to master your soccer skills, don’t forget to improve your acceleration to the ball, change of direction and top speed in our Speed & Agility Program! Or consider our soccer specific strength program to improve overall body strength and leg strength for a multitude of advantages on the field. Many soccer athletes are playing soccer for more and more months out of the year and over-use without proper strength training can lead to ACL tears and other knee injuries. Help reduce your players’ risk of injury and gain a competitive advantage in shooting speed and running speed. Programs managed by a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Conner played soccer at Milford High School where he received all city and all state awards. He was a 4 year collegiate player for Transylvania University where his team qualified for the NCAA tournament 3 times. Conner has coached U16 boys team for 2 years at LFC in Lexington, KY and has multiple years experience working skills camps at Transylvania university for local high school as well as being a personal trainer for 2 years.
Conner’s specialties include but are not limited to defensive abilities, foot skills, agility and speed, shooting technique, scoring, tactical and technical skills, passing, good touches, field awareness, and confidence on the ball.
Drew Poling – Soccer Instructor
Drew is one of the area’s leading varsity high school head coaches and club coaches. He holds a USSF National “D” License, NSCAA High School Diploma, and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma. Drew was voted the SBAAC National Division Coach of the Year 2013-2014 and is currently the Batavia High School Girls Varsity coach. He has 10+ years of coaching experience at youth club and high school levels