The College of the Canyons football program and Velocity Sports Performance have partnered to present the 2015 COC Football Academy, with local athletes ages 10 and up invited to take part in this football-specific training program.
As one of the most comprehensive training programs available to local youth athletes, the COC Football Academy will provide participants with position specific training in the areas of strength, speed and agility.
Participants will receive three days of training per week with sessions taking place at both Cougar Stadium and the Velocity Sports Performance facility located at 28325 Constellation Road in Valencia.
Weekday training sessions will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. (athletes ages 10 to junior high) and 6 to 7 p.m. (high school athletes) on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Velocity Sports Performance.
At these sessions athletes will work to increase their max speed, acceleration, and multi-direction skill sets. In addition, the strength and power portion of these training sessions will help athletes decrease the risk of injuries, while greatly improving individual performance on the field.
On Saturday mornings, the training will move to Cougar Stadium where coaches from the COC football program will lead a weekly, two-hour practice focusing on the development and application on-field football skills. Those sessions are scheduled to take place from 8 to 10 a.m.
“Athletes attending the COC Football Academy will not only become better football players, but they will develop as individuals,” said Ted Iacenda, COC head football coach. “Our staff stresses hard work, good grades, manners, discipline and teamwork.
“We want these athletes to achieve success not only on the field, but also in life,” added Iacenda, “so they’ll be encouraged to strive for greatness in everything they do.”
The cost of the 2015 COC Football Academy is $200 per player, per month. Training sessions began Monday, Feb. 2, and will run through June 30, 2015.
For more information about the 2015 COC Football Academy or to register your athlete visit www.scvfootballcamp.com. For more information about the COC football program visit www.cocathletics.com. For info about Velocity Sports Performance visit www.velocitysp.com/scv.