Athlete Peak Performance


CASL Athlete Peak Performance (CAPP) was added to CASL's full service offerings in 2013 as an avenue for youth soccer athletes to maximize their soccer athletic potential. The player-centered program provides soccer specific sport performance training, evaluation, and strength and conditioning to prepare athletes for the next level of competition. The programs in CAPP are designed to improve soccer performance and to unlock performance potential of each individual soccer player



CASL Athlete Peak Performance Philosophy

Athleticism is a crucial component to the modern soccer game.  Taking into consideration each player's genetics and body composition, CAPP is designed to develop the complete soccer player by improving the six R's of soccer performance.  Technical skill will be enhanced through improvements made to speed, strangth, reaction time, anaerobic power, mental agility, anaerobic capacity, aerobic conditioning, joint flexibility, and movement skills.  Click Here for a diagram of CAPP's philosphy.

The 6R's of Soccer
CASL Athlete Peak Performance is dedicated to developing the complete soccer player, which revolves around the 6R's of the modern game:

  1. Running without the ball
  2. Running with the ball
  3. Receiving the ball
  4. Retaining possession
  5. Releasing the ball
  6. Regaining possession
CASL Athlete Peak Performance relies on objective measures and testing to determine current performance levels, with a view to maximize athletic potential.  CAPP is the only athlete performance provider in the Triangle area that currently utilizes SmartSpeed by Fusion Sport for evaluation and developing their youth athletes.

For an interesting look into how professional soccer athletes can analyze their athletic potential using SmartSpeed by FusionSport, check out this feature with Cristiano Ronaldo.

2014 Fall Schedule & Registration
This fall we are offering 2 different options to supplement soccer training and games. All sessions will be held at WRAL Soccer Park and players can register for both programs or just choose one. Registration priority will be given to the older classic teams then with space permitting, be offered to other programs and players.


1. Player Development Program:

Age group Days Times Sessions Dates Price
U12 Boys & Girls     Sundays        10 sessions       September 14-November 16         $200    
U13 Boys & Girls  Sundays    10 sessions  September 14-November 16  $200 
U14 Boys & Girls  Sundays   10 sessions  September 14-November 16  $200 
U15 Boys & Girls  Sundays    10 sessions  September 14-November 16  $200 
U16 Boys & Girls  Sundays    10 sessions  September 14-November 16  $200

* Position specific movement training
* Individualized athletic assessment & development 
* Position specific skills development & game understanding
* Decision making and perceptual skills training
* A competitive training and game environment
* All sessions will be held at WRAL Soccer Park

2. Strength, Speed & Power Development Program:

Age group  Days Times Sessions Dates Price
U13-U14 Boys   Tues. & Thurs.   20  September 16-November 18 $200
U13-U14 Girls  Tues. & Thurs.   20 September 16-November 18 $200
U15-U16 Boys  Tues. & Thurs.   20 September 16-November 18 $200
U15-U16 Girls  Tues. & Thurs.   20 September 16-November 18 $200

-Speed Development – Acceleration, Maximum Running speed, Speed Control & Speed Endurance
-Strength Development – Form sound lifting form, Functional strength Development & Strength Endurance
-Power Development – Form sound jumping form, introduce Power development techniques & develop Power endurance
-Develop footwork, first step explosiveness & efficient movement mechanics
-Improve Soccer specific Strength, Speed and Power
-All sessions will be held at WRAL Soccer Park
-Each age group will be limited to 18 players. Registration priority will be given to the top classic teams then opened to other players if space permits

Questions? Email Richard Huxford at 

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Meet Richard Huxford
Richard Huxford is passionate about player development in soccer and considers athleticism in the modern game a crucial component.  He brings a unique blend of professional playing experience, highly relevant academics, and high level coaching qualifications.  Huxford played soccer at the higher professional level in England and Scotland between 1985 and 2001, studied to M.Sc. level in the sports sciences and performance coaching domain, and holds the UEFA A license coaching qualification.  Huxford continues his professional development observing youth players and teams in the U.S., attending training courses, workshops and professional conferences.

1/14/2014 CAPP Winter Training Reviews