Soccer is unique: it requires an incredible amount of speed, skill, strength, and conditioning. 90 minutes, no time outs, limited subs. Elite players need to move at variable speeds from sprinting to jogging for an entire game, covering on average 6-8 miles, all while maintaining the ability to attack, defend, and create.
A skillful player without strength and stamina is easily defended once he/she tires. A strong and fit player without skill is a liability with the ball at his/her foot. To become elite, a soccer player must be strong, fast and skillful for 90 minutes.
Our program combines strength and conditioning with soccer specific skills and drills to develop speed, power, and technique. In our hour long classes, athletes are led by experienced coaches through a variety of exercises and drills with an emphasis on proper mechanics. Athletes will perform weightlifting, plyometrics, gymnastics and soccer skills to become faster, stronger, and more confident players. The primary goal of S4C is to provide a training regimen for any level soccer player looking to take their game to the next level, develop skills that last a lifetime, and to cultivate a mindset that fosters individual growth and confidence.
Whether you are a youth player preparing for school or club soccer or a teen looking to play at the collegiate level, our dedicated and experienced coaches will help take your game to the next level. Have a club team looking to train together off of the pitch? Ask about our full team training.
Program Overview and Coaching Background:
S4C was started 3 years ago by Peyton LaReaux as a training regimen specific to soccer players. Peyton was born and raised in Utica, NY and has always had a passion for fitness and health. As a lifetime soccer player, strength and conditioning had a major role in training to better himself on the pitch. Being fully immersed into CrossFit style of training in 2016 has since brought a wealth of interest and passion for bettering himself and others. Peyton spent five years at Mohawk Valley Community College, working with the men’s and women’s soccer program.
Currently, Peyton is the Head Coach and in charge of coaching development at Mohawk Valley Wellness. Peyton is also the Head Coach for the New Hartford JV Girls soccer program. Since starting S4C, Peyton has found experience in working with athletes of all ages and varying sports. Peyton works with athletic teams at Proctor High School, as well as athletes in a personal training setting geared towards individualized goals.
As a local soccer standout, Peyton became interested in sharing his knowledge and experience with youth soccer players in the area and from this S4C was born as a training regimen specific to soccer players.
Soccer. Strength. Speed. Skill & Conditioning.
S4C was designed using LaReaux’s experience of “The Beautiful Game” while applying his education and knowledge of CrossFit, Strength and Conditioning, and experience with youth athletics. LaReaux says…
“Building foundational strength requires continuous, well thought out work, not sporadic trips to the weight room. A proper strength and conditioning program not only improve athleticism, it prevents injuries. By understanding the unique demands on high school athletes, we program S4C to allow for continuous training year-round without overworking the body and the mind. To improve on the field a player needs to work on ball skills and technique every day, and to include strength and conditioning at least twice per week.
In this current day and age, strength training is an absolute necessity in order to play at an elite level.. High schools across the country now implement strength and conditioning, and to play at a high collegiate level, strength training is an absolute must. Your teammates and competition will be steps ahead if you do not start early enough.”
For more information, contact [email protected] and take your game to the next level, have fun, and develop skills that will last a lifetime.
MK Martial Arts
MK Martial Arts is dedicated to sharing the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in its most pure form; based in self defense techniques developed by the late Helio & Carlos Gracie nearly a century ago. Their concepts can be applied by the smaller, weaker and less athletic of men and women in a way so affective that they can over power the bigger and stronger aggressor.
These teachings have been proven over decades and decades of challenges from the what was thought of as more traditional forms of martial art. We welcome all participants willing to dive into our world of Brazilian Jiujitsu, and in doing so become happier, healthier and more clear minded than they have ever been before.
A simple way to eat well- A chef-crafted, dietician approved meal at your fingertips in 2 minutes! The Balanced Chef offers healthy ready-to-go prepped meals for local pickup or delivery. With a constantly evolving and changing menu, paired with their signature, fan-favorite dishes and custom meal plans, The Balanced Chef meals are portion controlled and effortless in keeping your nutrition on track!
Climb Chiropractic Sports Health is a partnership developed by Dr. Ashley Moody and Dr. Nick Aunkst. Climb Chiropractic Sports Health was created to educate and empower our community towards successful treatment outcomes in a comfortable and energetic setting, where health, wellness and community can come together in downtown Utica, NY.
Climb Chiropractic Sports Health is a partnership developed by Dr. Ashley Moody and Dr. Nick Aunkst. They share,
“We all have goals, dreams and ambitions. “Climb Chiropractic Sports Health” (CCSH) was a dream to develop and bring to you. We also all have our own metaphorical “climb”, and learning about ourselves along that journey is as essential as reaching the summit. CCSH was developed to help our community learn to enjoy that process.
CCSH prides itself on offering the best quality conservative care for musculoskeletal complaints. Through multiple treatment offerings and modalities, we can establish thorough, individual and comprehensive treatment plans for acute and chronic pain management cases. We consider ourselves an “active care” facility, encouraging movement, exercise, and lifestyle management to facilitate healing.
Whether a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who spends too much time at their desk, we have approaches to fit your needs. Our mission statement dictates that we aim to be a facility where “health, wellness and community can come together”. We look forward to continuing to build this community.”
If you’re like most people, your life’s track has been altered in some way due to an injury. Whether it be an accident, overload or overuse, it happens. You may feel confused, and may very well have accepted that your current symptoms are your “new normal”.
It doesn’t have to be your “new normal”.
You get to determine how your injury defines you. Helping individuals manage their complaints and reach a higher and greater “new normal” is what fuels us. Our goal is not only to get you back to doing whatever it is you want to do, but to give you tools to recover, gain strength and live your life on your own terms.
CrossFit member, Dr. Julia Primps offers premiere physical therapy appointments right here at Mohawk Valley Wellness! Julia’s services include Physical Therapy for individuals across the lifespan. Julia offers 1 on 1 initial evaluations, with specialized follow up treatments.
Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Recovery, Cupping, Stretching, Active and Passive Release, and Hot Stone therapy at your service! A healthy diet and exercise form the backbone of good physical health, but did you know, self-care and pampering can trigger the relaxation response. Relaxation, in turn, can improve energy levels and prevent chronic stress from further damaging your health.