VYS Athletic Performance Training

VYS Athletic Performance Training

A Lifetime of Soccer
Built on a Solid Athletic Foundation


vienna youth soccer and explosive performance athletic performance training To complement our soccer programs, VYS is partnering with Explosive Performance to improve our youth soccer players’ overall athletic performance (e.g., running, jumping, turning, cutting, stopping, etc.).

VYS acknowledges that it needs to embrace a holistic approach in its model. VYS has chosen Explosive Performance as a partner given their top certified trainers, unique ability to scale to our club’s needs, and most importantly the ability to bring and integrate the latest medical research in athletic training and sports injury prevention.

Currently, there is a gap between soccer performance and the foundations of the “athlete,” including proper biomechanics, dynamic warm-up, strength and speed training, and regeneration/recovery. Studies worldwide show that these appropriate training measures when applied have not only reduced sports injuries but also advanced the player’s proficiency in their respective sport. While this insight is becoming more commonplace, most youth sports clubs still embody old habits whereby coaches take their players’ athletic ability as a given and don’t take the appropriate steps to improve their athletic skills. Teams rarely incorporate sports performance training into their system. 

For players and parents recognizing the need to also focus on general athletic skills, they have been forced to individually sign-up for such services or as teams in a few cases. Consequently, VYS strongly believes that it is their duty to put the player first and is pleased to offer its Athletic Performance Program to complement our soccer training programs.

Program Overview

This program is designed to support all soccer players regardless of their soccer career aspiration beyond club soccer.

In order to tailor individual needs, the program has two areas: 

  • Youth Program (U9-12)
  • Elite Program (U13-19)

VYS and Explosive Performance will be piloting the Youth Training Program this year, September 2017 through May 2018. Based on results and lessons learned from the pilot, we will look to launch more broadly hopefully in September 2018. 

The Youth Training integrates basic speed, agility, and functional movements into a fun, educational environment to demonstrate the utility and importance of proper athletic movement.

Building on the Youth training, the Elite training extends the elementary foundations of movement to generate a continuum of strength, mobility, and coordination in athletes seeking to develop an athletic foundation that will serve them throughout their life of athletic endeavor. 

The athletic performance training will be conducted by Explosive Performance’s professionally trained and certified staff and employ state-of-the-art ideology and technology.

Whether it is to keep one less player off the sidelines due to sports-related injury or enable one more individual to fulfill their athletic dreams, the VYS-EP Athletic Performance Program aims to optimize any fitness-related experience through an evidence-based methodology.

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For any questions on this exciting program, contact Kevin James (KJames@vys.org) or Kevin Boyle (ep@usfitnessgroup.com).

U9-12 VYS-Specific Youth Training (Pilot Program)

All VYS players will train together.

Program Details

  • 16 training sessions
  • Friday evenings
  • September through May
  • Cost: $170
  • Max enrollment: 208 participants
  • Includes a VYS-EP athletic training jersey
  • Includes the use of the Fusionetics app that introduces both athletic and soccer activities to reinforce the learning outside of the training sessions. 

To register, please follow these steps:

  1. Goto http://www.sportandhealth.com/buyep 
  2. Select McLean Regency location
  3. Select EP from the dropdown
  4. Select your VYS U9/10 or U11/12 timeslot
  5. Create a guest account
  6. Register your player

Training sessions

  • 2017: 9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 12/15, and
  • 2018: 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11

U13-15 Standard Youth Training

For U13-15 VYS House and Travel players, Explosive Performance is offering discounted prices for its Youth standard training courses. 

The cost of this program is $110 for the Fall.

These programs are not unique to VYS and will have non-VYS participants. 

We intend to  launch a VYS-specific program in this area in September 2018. 

To register for the standard Youth Training Program and leverage the VYS discount, please follow these steps:

  1. Goto http://www.sportandhealth.com/buyep 
  2. Select the McLean Regency location
  3. Select EP from the dropdown
  4. Select your VYS Youth (Ages 12-14) Training session
  5. Create a guest account
  6. Register your player

Training sessions for 2017 Fall (new schedules will come out for the Winter and Spring):  

  • Mondays or Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
  • 9/13/17 – 11/1/17

Customized Team Training

Any VYS team wishing to participate as a team, should contact Kevin Boyle ep@usfitnessgroup.com at Explosive Performance to design a specific program.

About Our Partner, Explosive Performance (EP)

Explosive Performance (EP) is a division of the training staff for U.S. Fitness that specializes in performance training solutions for groups and teams of athletes. What makes us unique --

  • EP was established in 1997 and currently has 16 locations in the DC Metro Area.
  • Recommended by the NFLPA, and official training program for the Washington Spirit, 2012 Gold Medal Winning USWNT, World Record Holder Katie Ledecky. 
  • Over 60 pro soccer players and 30 Olympians trained
  • Sent trainers to the NFL combine prep camp and USOTC
  • EP’s mission is to provide opportunities for the future leaders of this industry, and world-class education and training to our clients.

Missed Sessions

If the entire session must be cancelled due to weather, facility closing, etc, a make-up date will be arranged.  However, if individual players miss a session, make-ups will not be provided.


Sport and Health location mapSport & Health Regency, 1800 Old Meadow Road

McLean, VA 22102


While You Wait

Parents can enjoy the Sport & Health Café or Get fit while your child trains! 

All VYS parents will receive a free month membership to McLean Sport and Health.

Check Out Other VYS Programs

2018 Spring House Program

The 2018 Spring House Program is open for registration!  Register early and avoid the waitlist!

2018 House Winter Programs

Winter Programs registration is open for our U4 - U12 house players. Sessions begin Jan 3. Space is limited. Register early to reserve your player's spot! View the complete schedule.

Super Y Tryouts

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Travel Tryouts

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Contact Us

P.O. Box 993, Vienna, VA 22183  |  Phone: 703-242-3828 | Questions@vys.org

Mission Statement

To build character, confidence, and a lifelong love of soccer by providing a continuum of competitive,
high-quality and positive soccer experiences for all players in the Vienna community. #ALifetimeOfSoccer