CATZ - Monthly Update
Aug 30 2006 - CATZ
This year, Lonestar Soccer Club began a partnership with CATZ, the Competitive Athlete Training Zone. CATZ helps athletes of all ages and abilities reach their athletic potential. We are very excited about the opportunity to support the Lonestar Soccer Club in becoming consistently recognized as one of the top premier soccer organizations in the country.
My name is Bill Meyer, and as the Performance Director of CATZ-Austin, I will be working hand-in-hand with the Lonestar Soccer Club staff and athletes to prepare them for the rigors of the game of soccer. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself & answer some frequently asked questions about CATZ.
What is CATZ? CATZ is a dynamic, constantly changing program that develops athleticism and reduces the risk of injury. By training movement, not muscle, CATZ programs build a more durable and more explosive athlete.
Why is CATZ effective? At CATZ, "train like sport" is an important concept, and everything we do is aimed at improving performance in the competitive arena. CATZ training simulates what will actually happen while the athlete is playing, translating into enhanced performance on the field.
Does CATZ training include injury prevention? One of the most important goals of CATZ training is to decrease the likelihood of non-contact ACL knee injuries. Our consistent implementation of the CATZ STAR program and our participation in research with the University of Southern California Biomechanics Lab (in a project funded by the National Institutes of Health) highlights our commitment to this serious issue.
Where is CATZ located? Another advantage of the CATZ-Lonestars relationship is our convenient location. Our newest facility is at 183 and Lake Creek Parkway, close to Town and Country Soccer Fields; while our first location is inside Soccer Zone on 1431 near Parmer Lane, and close to the Williamson County Regional Park Soccer Fields. Each CATZ facility is climate-controlled with state-of-the-art strength training equipment, a Mondo speed track, and indoor turf.
Who are the CATZ coaches? Our coaches are degreed and certified, have strong soccer backgrounds, and are well-versed in delivering programs the meet the specific needs of soccer athletes.
What are the goals of CATZ training? Athletes will improve rotational and core strength for fast and powerful shots and better 1-on-1 play. CATZ training also enhances multi-directional speed and acceleration to reach the ball faster and beat opponents. Moreover, CATZ athletes are trained to improve their reaction time. Better reaction and balance allows improved settling and control of the ball which gives the player more time to make a smart decision.
When you see CATZ coaches at Lonestars practices and games, please feel free to ask questions about the training & how it relates to performance on the field. Always feel free to contact me directly by calling 512-345-5547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your son or daughter is interested in more customized training, I am happy to set up a free trial at one of our facilities.
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Performance Director, CATZ Austin