Inside The ICEF #2
Training with the Pros
Professional Performance Evaluations
As part of The ICEF’s holistic preparation program, players take part in professional evaluations to monitor improvements made throughout the season. These are focused on the physical side of the game and involve testing strength, speed, endurance and more.
At the beginning of the season, players perform these tests to set a base from which to measure and monitor development. These evaluation sessions enable our technical team to:
- Create an individualized program for players to develop and improve their game.
- Motivate players by identifying improvements, strengths, and weaknesses.
- Keep track of and collect data to further help players’ holistic development.
This past month, speed and acceleration tests were performed. Players ran through a designated area with cameras measuring acceleration, top speed, and total time while coaches supervised and collected the data to record them in the player’s profiles. This data allows coaches to provide guidance as to what each player needs to focus on during strength and conditioning training sessions.
Inauguration of a brand new lounge area
With a fully packed schedule including lots of on-field training sessions and evaluations, players are also encouraged to enjoy some downtime to recover from the intensity of the training sessions and to enjoy a great boarding life experience.
This past month, the inauguration of the brand-new lounge area took place. The redesigned space is now open for players to take a break from their intensive football and academics schedule to watch movies and football games, play foosball (table soccer), while also taking part in other activities.
The lounge area is designed as a relaxing, fun, yet inspirational environment. With many memorable football moments framed inside the lounge, it inspires players to work towards achieving their goals and dreams. The lounge area is open throughout the day and can be used whenever players are not training or studying.