WST Goalkeeping & Finishing Academy

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Tim Howard- USA National Team & Everton FC

 Goalkeeping

At WST we take a more aggressive and athletic approach to the goal keeping position.   Our goal keepers work on technique, foot speed, and saving the second shot.  AT the WST Goal Keeping Academy we breed athleticism.  Our keepers come out of the box aggressive, composed, and confident.   Our staff has the mentality to make a goal keeper into a leader.  Our training methods and techniques diminish weakness in a goal keepers mind.

 Finishing

WST finishing academy will help every player improve their finishing. Players will notice that finishing is an art. Our academy will help players understand their angles and their analysis of the goalkeeper’s positioning. With the amount of shots taken during every session players will develop new ideas for goal scoring opportunities which in turn will make them much more creative during game situations. 

Heather O'Reilly-USA National Team

Heather O’Reilly-USA National Team

 By combining the strikers and goal keepers it will help the striker understand the goal keeping position and select a spot on goal that will be impossible to save!  The goal keepers will benefit by having live field players shooting on them with all ability types. The quantity and quality of shot to save ratio is second to none!  Sign up today!

No If’s, And’s, or Buts on the Importance of Butts

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When it comes to running or walking there is a large misconception that the legs hold all the power, when in fact, the glutes or butt muscle are a substantial contributor to all types of movement.  There are three different muscles that make up the glutes, the gluteus maximus, minimus, and medius. Having strong glutes will propel you forward in running and walking without putting that extra strain on the knees, feet, lower back and legs; therefore allowing for more efficiently movements. On the other hand, weak glutes have been linked to significant knee, foot, and back pain. 

The gluteus maximus is the largest of the three muscles and is a powerful hip extensor muscle, lateral rotation agent, and adduction conductor.  The gluteus maximus furthermore controls movement when bending forward, turning the foot laterally, and also when rotating a raised leg medially.

The gluteus minimus and medius lie beneath the maximus and are abductors, which mean they move the legs away from the body; therefore allowing one to preform side lunges, leg raises, or any lateral movement. Additionally the minimus and medius aid in internal rotation of the hip.

At Williams Sports Training we believe that the glutes are the powerhouse to our athletes, and therefore the key to reaching success in athletic competition.  All of our lower body lifts, ranging from dead lifts to single leg movements, involve the glutes.  Some examples of these exercises are squats, split squats, single leg squats, side lunge, Romanian dead lifts, and sled work.  While glutes are the biggest muscles across your backside and they are more than just a cushioning for your chair!  Be sure to get into WST and work your powerhouse to its full potential and we promise you will be able to run faster, jump higher and become and over all more explosive Squattingathlete.                                                                                             

By: WST Trainer Vicky Ziolkowski