Peak Performance  Player Centered. Performance Driven.
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Spring Try-out Prep Program | March 14-May 8 | Register Here
The Spring Tryout Prep program will focus on optimally preparing our youth soccer players for try-outs. This program is a complement to team training because Peak Performance offers soccer specific athletic performance and assessment. Weekday sessions are held on a separate night from team training, with an optional weekend session if the players wish to participate twice a week. We strongly encourage players to attend both sessions since consistency is key. More specifically the Spring Try-out Prep Program will focus on:

 U11-U13 Sessions                                   U14-U18 Sessions
-Develop reactive speed and first step
   -Develop all key facets of speed-acceleration/explosiveness, control, agility and endurance
-Develop coordination and body control
   -Develop high intensity aerobic conditioning (aerobic power)
-Develop functional/soccer specific movement habits   -Functional strength and power development
 -Holistic speed development-agility, control and endurance   -Strong emphasis on appropriate running, lifting and jumping techniques


    Price: 8 sessions | $200            12 sessions | $250                 

    All sessions will be held in the Sky Zone Fitness Center at WRAL Soccer Park. Players should register for the age group they are currently in.

    AGE GROUP DAY & Time  
    U11 Boys & Girls        
    Monday 5:30-6:30pm | OR | Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
    Sunday 5:15-6:30pm          
     U12 Boys Monday 4:30-5:30pm
    Sunday 5:15-6:30pm

    U12 Girls Monday 6:30-7:30pm
    Sunday 5:15-6:30pm

    U13 Boys  Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm
    Sunday 6:15-7:30pm

    U13 Girls  Monday 6:30-7:30pm
    Sunday 6:15-7:30pm

    U14 Boys Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm
    Sunday 6:15-7:30pm

     U14 Girls Thursday 4:30-5:30pm
    Sunday 6:15-7:30pm

     U15-U18 Boys Tuesday 7:45-8:45pm
    Sunday 7:15-8:30pm


    *Peak Performance will not train on Sunday March 27 or Monday March 28 so please take that into account when registering for sessions. 
         **Sunday times are subject to changed based on numbers for each age group

    MOVE - Peak Performance | March 18-May 6 | Register Here
    MOVE - Peak Performance is designed to help build a strong athletic foundation for youth soccer players through numerous different MOVEments in a unique setting. Players will train in a gymnastics gym utilizing equipment such as a tumble track, spring floor, bars, balance beam and a large foam pit. MOVE will focus on developing strength, coordination, flexibility, body awareness and power to build a solid foundation. Exposing youth soccer players to different cross-training opportunities can lead to better coordination, cognitive skills thereby increasing a player's ability to read the field and make quicker game decisions.

    Check out an example of a MOVE - Peak Performance session: 

    Age Group  Day & Time Location   
    CAYA Boys & Girls U8-U9  4:00-5:00pm Cary School of Gymnastics  Registration open soon 
    CAYA Boys & Girls U10  5:00-6:00pm Cary School of Gymnastics  Registration open soon


    Questions? Contact Assistant Director of Peak Performance Michelle Mudge at michelle.mudge@CASLnc.com.

    Cancellation Policy

    If WRAL is shut down because of rain or cold temperatures, Peak performance is still on in the SkyZone Fitness Center.

    If WRAL is closed due to poor driving/road conditions (ie. Ice, snow), Peak Performance is also cancelled.

    What Is Peak Performance

    Peak Performance is a supplementary player development program designed to augment and enhance the club training experience. Peak performance is ideal for players of all ages and skill levels and can be particularly helpful in developing each individual player proceed to high levels and teams. Peak Performance offered a unique way of training young soccer players by combining professionally based soccer instruction with soccer specific athletic development.



    Peak Performance Age Specific Objectives




    Meet Richard Huxford-Peak Performance Director
    Richard Huxford is passionate about player development in soccer and considers athleticism in the modern game a crucial component.  He brings a unique blend of professional playing experience, highly relevant academics, and high level coaching qualifications.  Huxford played soccer at the higher professional level in England and Scotland between 1985 and 2001, studied to M.Sc. level in the sports sciences and performance coaching domain, and holds the UEFA A license coaching qualification.  Huxford continues his professional development observing youth players and teams in the U.S., attending training courses, workshops and professional conferences.


    Meet Michelle Mudge-Assistant Peak Performance Director
    Michelle Mudge is a highly qualified certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her degree in Exercise and Sports Science and was a member of the  diving team for a couple seasons. Mudge has already worked with CASL when she was a research assistant for a lower extremity injury prevention study, and for the past 3 years, she has been an intern with the UNC Men’s Basketball strength and conditioning coach.