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Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ)

Overview

With rave reviews from players, coaches and parents alike regarding the benefits of SAQ training and conditioning in enhancing overall soccer performance on the field, all players are encouraged to engage in this fun and exciting program.

“SAQ training is an effective way of improving agility, with and without the ball, for young soccer players and should be included in physical conditioning programs.”
(Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, 2013)

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What is SAQ training, and how is it beneficial in soccer?

U8-U11

For the younger players in the ‘early development phase’ the objective of the sessions will be to improve the following:

  • Psycho-motor skills
  • Coordination
  • Endurance
  • Involuntary muscle movement
  • Flexibility
  • Balance and stability
  • Acceleration
  • Timing

U12-U19

For players who are entering or are already part of ‘the competition phase’ the sessions will aim to develop soccer specific fitness in the following areas through use of SAQ training, circuit training, interval training, plyometrics, body-weight exercises and strength training:

  • Physical conditioning
  • Multidirectional speed, agility and dynamic movement
  • Balance and stability
  • Dynamic movement
  • Object control
  • Strength
  • Explosive Power
  • Cardiovascular endurance

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