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.

Press Release: “La Roca FC Hires Utah’s First Director of High Performance”

Andrew Harestad
Andrew Harestad801-824-2277
Director of High Performance

Team Training

A certified strength and conditioning coach will provide training to the team in the areas of strength, speed, change of direction, endurance, proper mechanics, etc.  This training will be planned based on the needs of the group, coach’s input, and the expertise of the strength and conditioning professional.
COST: $60 per training session for up to 20 athletes
Purchased in blocks of 6 for $360
Payment

Individual Training

A certified strength and conditioning coach will provide training to the individual athlete in the areas of strength, speed, change of direction, endurance, proper mechanics, etc.  This training will be planned based off of the results of a functional movement assessment and, if necessary, metabolic testing.
COST: $36 per training session
Purchased in blocks of 8 for $288
Payment

PERFORMANCE COACHES

Drake Cook
Drake Cook801-708-2826
Assistant Sports Performance Coach

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.