Speed and Agility Training with Coach Asaad Davis

Discoveries is pleased to announce our continued partnership with speed and agility trainer Asaad Davis for spring training. Asaad has worked with NFL players Ko Simpson, Detroit Lions, Jonathan Joseph, Cincinnati Bengals, as well as the general public for years. Asaad, a certified personal trainer, will help your player sprint faster, improve quickness, increase running speed, power, and agility. He currently also works with Northwestern and Nation Ford HS.  Link to Asaad’s website: http://dynamicspeedsc.wix.com/carolinas 

Asaad is affiliated with the NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) and OPT (Organization for Personal Trainers) and Youth Trainer Certified. These sessions will specifically work on eye/foot coordination, muscle flexibility, running mechanics, lateral speed & reaction time, agility & change of direction skills, plyometric, balance, core strengthening, explosiveness, and stamina.

DSC will now offer Speed and Agility training registration and payment through our website.

Nutrition Tips from Asaad:

Eating before competing is something only the athlete can determine based on experience, but some general guidelines include eating a solid meal 4 hours before competing, a snack or high carbohydrate energy drink 2 to 3 hours before competing, soft fruit 1 hour before competing.

1 Hour Before Competition

  • Fresh fruit such as an apple, watermelon, peaches or oranges and/ or
  • Energy gel packs
  • Up to 1 ½ cups of sports drink

2 to 3 Hours Before Competition

  • Fresh fruit
  • Bread, bagels, pasta
  • Yogurt
  • Water

3 to 4 Hours Before Competition

  • Fresh fruit
  • Bread, Bagels
  • Pasta, with tomato sauce
  • Baked potatoes
  • Energy bar
  • Cereal with milk, Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Toast/ bread with a bit of peanut butter, lean meat, or cheese
  • Water

Drink up to 64 oz of water per day. The body must stay well hydrated for it to perform at its peak!

GPS Carolina

GPS Carolina is the latest entity within the Global Premier Soccer (GPS) network (globalpremiersoccer.com) that includes franchises in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Florida, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont. GPS Carolina will work alongside the current staff and board of Discoveries to further the club as the leading organization in the territory. Discoveries and CPS will immediately focus on developing the best players in the region and developing teams that can compete on a regional and national level.

“Discoveries are already respected as a leader in South Carolina,” said CPS Director of Soccer Paul Baber. “By combining resources and creating new programming across the whole of  South Carolina, we hope to further Discoveries’s brand and raise the level of player development within the state.”

GPS Carolina will work with Discoveries  to facilitate Discoveires powered by GPS  Early Development and  Youth Development Programs in various locations – Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Indian Land, Clover, Lake Wylie and Lancaster for players aged U8-U12.  Players will enter an integrated system from an early age with a clear development pathway, working with professionally licensed coaches and an age appropriate curriculum. This will lead to an improved player development system and the appropriate development environment for these players to introdude them to Discoveries Soccer Club.

“We were first attracted to a partnership with GPS as we saw the impact that Global Premier Soccer has had in Massachusetts, Maine, Florida, New York and New Hampshire” said Discoveries Executive Director David Carton. “The relationship with GPS will add quality coaches to our staff and provide a greater variety of programs for our players.”

For more information on GPS Carolina  please visit www.Carolinapremiersoccer.com  or contact GPS Carolina Manager Luke Krawczyk, luke@globalpremiersoccer.com or GPS Director of Soccer Paul Baber on pbaber@globalpremiersoccer.com.

For more information on Discoveries Soccer Club contact David Carton at doc@discoveriessoccerclub.org

Comporium Partnership

Discoveries Soccer Club is proud to announce Comporium as our newest club sponsor for the 2015/2016 season! We have reached an agreement which will see a presence from Comporium which permeates right through Discoveries programming, including official game day and practice shirt, DSC Tournaments, Recreation and community events, while also representing our NPSL team, FC Carolina Discoveries as the official Game Day Sponsor.

Executive Director Dave Carton on the partnership, “Comporium has been a Discoveries Club supporter for some time now, but we’ve taken their support to the next level with this new sponsorship. We are excited about our new partnership, and we encourage our membership to support those businesses who support our club.”

Comporium provides access to a broad range of communications services, including local telephone, long distance, wireless, cable TV, internet, security, and business advertising services. Please visit comporium.com to see how they can help you with your communications needs or call or stop by one of their nine retail locations.