Stay ahead of your competition and take advantage of your opportunity to be seen by being part of the EPIC Strong Off Season Football Program.
2016 Football Trends
1. Now more than ever will players need to start competing in the classroom.
As academic driven private schools begin to attract some of the top athletes in their surrounding areas, football players will be achieving better grades in the classroom.
A minimum 3.0 GPA will start to become the norm for schools recruiting student athletes. Better grades mean a more attentive athlete that is not a risk to drop out. Drop out rates affect the job security of a college coaching staff. A coach wants to be able to count on you throughout your career.
2. There will be more eyes on 7 on 7 tournaments and off season camps than ever before. Company’s like us spend months thinking of ways to get our athletes showcased.
Since many of us have former teammates in the college coaching ranks, we find more opportunities to get our athletes performances evaluated in the off season.
Its important to get the most bang for your buck when attending camps and showcase events. Social media allows great athletic plays to circulate the airwaves quicker than ever. This results in more players being seen by more coaches. Gone are the days of mailing in your VHS highlight tape.
3. Just like last year, but a little different: The amount of kids that believe that they are owed a scholarship without putting in the work are at an all time high due to social media, TV, camps, money driven recruiting services, and unrealistic parents praising kids that are unproven.
This results in complacent football players. The difference this year is more football players and parents are more privy to the game. Now a football player in Long Beach is competing nationally against thousands of other players.
4. There will be more football players that play multiple positions and less specializing.
Colleges will start to recruit the better overall athlete. For example, your offensive tackle can play defensive line and your running back can play defensive back.
Players that go both ways will be able to market themselves in a season 600 times more plays than a player that only goes one way.
5. High schools are stepping their programs up. The old regime is starting to come to terms with the off season recruiting game that consists of 7 on 7 tournaments, college camps, and other showcase events.
The bottom line is if your school is not getting athletes into college, the great players will not want to come there. Because of this, schools are starting to invest in their football programs.
Ticket sales from a playoff team benefit a school on a much higher scale than a losing team. More high school programs are starting to come to terms with having to win games to attract a fan base and great football players.
The bottom line is if you do not put in the extra work, somebody else will, and one day you guys will meet. Most high school football players don’t do the extras. Or if they do, they are being very inefficient with their time.
Here are just a few of the concepts we cover during our training:
I can go on and on about the amount of traditional and unconventional exercises we use with our football players here.
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Come to the EPIC off season football training camp designed to compliment junior high and high school athletes.
We are not going to have your athletes do heavy squats, power cleans, and bench press when they’re already doing it in practice.
This camp is a cross train and a supplement to the athletic weight room.All athletes under 18 must have parents fill out our release and waiver of liability before participating in our athletic training Today’s athletes are agile, coordinated,and fast…very fast! Size is not the most important factor anymore.
The 6’4”,255 pound inside backer is slowly finding his way to the defensive end position.
Football coaches are adding 15 to 20 more pounds to him and making him a fast,agile,more coordinated defensive end.
The free safety is bulking up and becoming a fast linebacker and the whole secondary can play every single position in the defensive backfield.
The traditional strength program aims to build the body piece by piece.
How many times have you heard,“I’m going to workout chest today” or “Today I will workout my legs”.
This does not reflect the playing field.
When does a football player use one body part at a time?
We are fighting off a blockers,slipping on the ground,breaking our falls and struggling to keep our balance.
So often we see the end result of a successful football player and fail to realize all of the hard work it takes to get there.
We are helping young men get clear with their goals and arrive there when most others will not.
The families that have come in so far have been able to see how unique and pivotal this program can be for their children.
This program will be focused on the 5 components of being a complete football player.
The most important factor in our Performance Model for training athletes is Attitude. Our attitude shapes our perception and how we see the game. As our confidence builds, the game slows down.
When we think positive in sports, opportunity opens up. We shrink the moment while others make it bigger than what it really is.
These intangibles are what keeps an athlete coming back and practicing painful defeat. These comebacks are what molds champions.
This is our goal.
We want to help student athletes build the characteristics of a champion.
There is no such thing as overtraining, only under recovery.
We aim to educate our student athletes in replenishing and resting their bodies with food, water, sleep, and “periodization” of workouts.
We aim to have our program reflect nature. Everyday is not hot and everyday is not cold.
Everywhere is not mountainous and everywhere is not flat.
Therefore, our workouts are not be so predictable and consistently intense.
Most of our athletes already train with their respective teams outside of EPIC.
We will utilize movements that will cross train their current systems.
Many of our methods are unconventional and outside the box so they are hard to replicate in normal and traditional sport practices.
EPIC aims to educate its athletes on the fundamentals of nutrition. We teach the what macro nutrients are and what impact they have on practice and games.
Most athletes have a bad practice and most don’t understand why.
Sometimes they excel in a game and cant connect it to the fact that they were hydrated and had a great pre game meal.
Many times we say the same things that coaches are already adding confirmation and act as a support model for their current coaching staff.
We stress the basic analogy: A car cannot move without gasoline in the tank. And you can drive a Lamborghini on low octane fuel.
Traditionally, when coaches want to get their athletes more powerful, they simply focus on the Strength segment of training while giving acceleration and mobility little to no attention.
An athlete can have the biggest muscles in the world but if they cannot maneuver in a small amount of space or accelerate out of a certain position, their power has limitations.
We aim to lions that have a combination of acceleration, mobility, and strength while most places just aim to build bulls that are strong linearly and weak laterally.
We train our athletes using the 5 Human Movements:
Vertical Plane- Shoulder Presses
Horizontal Plane- Chest Press
Vertical Plane- Pull Ups
Horizontal Plane- Rows
4. Up and Down
Knee Dominant- Squats, Lunges
Hip Dominant- Dead lifts
Linear- Improving stride length and stride frequency, acceleration
Multi-directional- balance, deceleration
There has never been a successful person who didn’t have a mentor or a coach. When a person is stuck inside of the picture within a frame, its impossible for them to know what needs to fixed without standing away at a distance and looking. This is why a coach must be in place.
Coaches allow us to see what we cannot.
They come in the form of athletic coaches, pastors, teachers, psychologists, and other positions that are designed to improve the physical and mental performance of an individual.
When we train 100% by ourselves, we are limited by our own minds and its capabilities.
We want to help the parents just as much as we help the kids.
If a kid has a desire to play at a high level whether it be high school or college,the parents need to be on board and know of all the proper steps to take so they don’t waste their child’s dream and talent.
Please call or “text” Jaiya Figueras at 562-483-3438 for
All 1 on 1 athletes will get:
Goal Setting Meeting
The cost of one on one private coaching is:
$480 for 6 sessions-$80 a session (6 Week Expiration)
$720 for 12 sessions-$60 a session (12 week expiration)
Please call or text 562-483-3438 for info on other programs or to set up a consultation.
Unfortunately, we let the judgements of others and the fear of failure stop us from taking the journey on.
We end up in an uphill battle going upstream as we fight our inner talents from coming out.
"I used to be the slowest person in the group, now sometimes I’m fastest. I couldn’t do one push up when I first started, yet on the last fitness test I did 25 push ups OFF my knees."
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