SAQ: Speed, Agility and Quickness
THPFC's Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ) program has been created to develop a players overall athletic ability while maintaining relevance to soccer. A players athletic ability and development are imperative to more than just the immediate benefits that may be recognized. Developing efficient and functional movement through a range of activities allows for increased athletic performance, injury prevention in the future as well as less chance of long-term physical ailments.
By participating in our SAQ program, players will learn important movement techniques along with improving their overall physical literacy (fundamental movement skills). SAQ sessions will emphasize age- and stage-appropriate learning and development for each participant's’ athletic ability. The goal is to solidify a player's fundamental movement skills and build on the foundation created.
What you need to know about Physical Literacy!
“Physical Literacy is just as important as the ability to read and write. The most important step toward developing physical literacy is mastering fundamental movements skills.”
- Canadian Sport for Life Website
"The rates of childhood obesity and inactivity are clearly on the rise and if we hope to combat this epidemic, we must take action NOW. Research shows that without the development of physical literacy, many children and youth withdraw from physical activity and sport and turn to more inactive and/or unhealthy choices during their leisure time."
- Physical Health and Education Canada.