In this episode of the Decoding Excellence show, I am speaking with Coach Derek Salvador.

Derek is the Owner and Director of Sport Science at Athletic Solutions Inc., a company that specializes in strength and conditioning, athletic development and soccer specific fitness. Currently, Derek is the Head of Strength and Conditioning for the Oakville Soccer Club, Power FC Academy and KW United FC (USL PDL).

Derek and I discuss:

  • LTAD approach for soccer development
  • Importance of movement variability
  • Differences of coaching approaches to U10s to U20s
  • Pedagogical approaches to applied kinesiology

You can find Derek on Twitter at @ASI_Strength or at his website

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