EASTSIDE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

The Eastside Development Centre (EDC) creates an environment for an athlete focused on developing the five pillars of excellence in sport – Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological, and Social. The EDC asks every enrolled athletes to commit to a philosophy of Excellence | Determination | Confidence.

Eastside Soccer offers additional training opportunities within our academy Eastside Development Centre (EDC). Programs offered complement the regular training programs offered by Eastside within players team enviroment.

EXCELLENCE | DETERMINATION | CONFIDENCE

PRE-SEASON STRENGTH, CONDITIONING AND AGILITY PROGRAM

Coach Michael Gramiak
EYSA Technical Director
Coach Craig Blechinger
Physiotherapist
Nationally Certified Speed and Agility Coach

This pre-season training program focuses on preparing the athlete for the start of the outdoor season. Athletes work on developing their strength and agility specific to soccer and appropriate conditioning to improve athletic performance.

Injury prevention through implementation of proper athletic stance and landing techniques

  • Proper running mechanics
  • Explosive linear speed training
  • Multidirectional speed and reactionary movement
  • Power and Strength development

Frequency objective testing performed using Skillshark®️ evaluation software, with detailed reports of the athletes progress

Come and train with Mike Gramiak, Eastside Technical Director, National B Certified Soccer Coach and Craig Blechinger, Physiotherapist and Nationally Certified Speed and Agility Coach

PROGRAM DETAILS

Dates: April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
Session Times: 5:45 to 6:45 pm and 6:45 to 7:45 pm
Location: SaskTel Sports Centre
Cost: $75

GOLDEN GLOVES KEEPER TRAINING

Coach Don Smith
EYSA Keeper Coach

Golden Gloves is an EDC program for athletes that are committed to the development of the five pillars specifically to the role of a keeper. The program is led by EYSA Head Goalkeeper Coach Don Smith.

Description of Program Components

  • Technical: footwork, handling, diving, high balls, positioning, distribution, and communication.
  • Physical: Balance, coordination, speed, agility, endurance, strength and flexibility.
  • Mental: increase personal effectiveness under pressure; dealing effectively with mistakes, setbacks and criticism; maintaining self-confidence; effective decision making; bravery, concentration; motivation and discipline.
  • Tactical: developing a better understanding of the game; initiating attacks; commanding the penalty area; preparing for set pieces; development of outfield skills and overall tactical awareness.

PROGRAM DETAILS

TRAINING PRESEASON:

Dates: April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
Session Times: 5:45 to 6:45 pm and 6:45 to 7:45 pm
Location: SaskTel Sports Centre
Cost: $75 or $90 for non-Eastside member

TRAINING DURING THE SEASON:

Dates: TBD
Session Times: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: $200 or $240 for non-Eastside member