Andrew Harestad joins La Roca FC as Director of High Performance
Andrew is a Nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with advanced certifications in speed and conditioning and weightlifting. A native of Germany, Andrew was an All-American collegiate athlete in football and track and field. Andrew applies a variety of methods to help athletes achieve their desired results. His training philosophy is that an athlete must be able to move with extreme efficiency while maintaining constant balance and awareness.
Andrew and his staff are eager to help La Roca teams and players improve their performance. Contact Andrew directly to schedule a session.
ANDREW’S PERFORMANCE TIPS
INCREASING YOUR SPEED:
Every soccer player wants to be fast – fast to get to the ball, fast to recover the ball, and fast to outrun their opponents to score. In order to increase speed, you need to be concentrating on speed training (sprinting). Speed development only happens at full speed, which means sprinting at full speed. If someone wants to develop a faster speed, running 5 miles at a time won’t help. What helps is to run at your top speed for 3-6 seconds and practice this over and over again (for a certain length of time). Any running over this amount doesn’t accomplish the task. Practice the skill you want to accomplish. If it’s speed, then practice speed. Doing circuit training or long runs will help you with endurance, but won’t make you faster.