Hudson Valley youth soccer players learn Alex Morgan’s training regimen

Hudson Valley youth soccer players learn Alex Morgan’s training regimen

It doesn’t take long before the groans can be heard between deep breaths, along with the complaints of sore calves.

The workout is “very intense,” Casey Stowell said and, despite their year-round training, most of them aren’t accustomed to grueling three-hour practice sessions.

“But I love it,” said Stowell, a rising senior on the Arlington High School girls soccer team. She and her sister, Kaylee, participated in the workouts. “It’s never easy, but you know you’re working toward something.”

It helps, of course, knowing that this training is what some of their idols have adopted. And from the same instructor.

David Copeland-Smith demonstrates a drill during a Beast Mode Soccer camp hosted by Nirvana FC in Rock Tavern on August 6, 2021.

David Copeland-Smith, a soccer trainer renowned for his work with members of the US Women’s National Team, spent the last week in the Hudson Valley, coaching the young hopefuls of Nirvana FC, a club soccer program based in Washingtonville.

His drills are physically demanding and center on the development of technical skills not typically taught at the youth level. It can be a lot for anyone, let alone an 8-year-old, to adjust to.

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