Schedule Overview

Calendar Year:  We will work in conjunction with the regular ECFC calendar, however our volume and training emphasis will be periodized in a manner in which maximizes the athlete’s progress and still allows for the 40 week schedule.

May - June (Preseason) This will be an 8 week block where the primary emphasis is Speed Development. The sessions will focus on Explosive Movements, High Intensity, and Lower Volume.
July (Off) We will be sending out “Homework” for the athletes to do but this is the club break period and giving the athletes the ability to recover and have a bit of a summer.
August (Season Prep) This is the primary prep for the Fall Season. It will consist of 5 weeks with the first four building the work capacity and metabolic conditioning. The 5th will be when we perform our benchmark tests (Cooper’s Run, Shuttle, etc.)
September - November (In-Season) The 3 HS girls teams will be participating in their HS program but all other teams will continue with the In-season work. This will be used to maintain conditioning and also work on recovery, flexibility and core development.
December (Off) Similar to July, December will be off and the athletes will be sent “Homework” if they want but this month is definitely needed for recovery and having a holiday season.
January - February (Pre-Season) This will be the primary strength development block of the program. For the first 4 weeks the emphasis will be on functional strength. The next 3 weeks we will be similar to August in developing work capacity. The final week will be when we perform our benchmark tests again (Cooper’s Run, Shuttle, etc.).
March - April (In-Season)  The 7 boys teams will be participating in their HS programs but all other teams will continue with the In-season work. This will be used to maintain conditioning and also work on recovery, flexibility and core development.


 

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