All Blizzard U13-U17 Tier 1 teams participate in mandatory strength and conditioning training. Our sports science partners offer training to improve a players’ overall athleticism, speed and agility through programs specifically designed for soccer. Blizzard teams in other tiers have the option to participate in these programs as well.
Calgary Blizzard is pleased to partner with Orka Performance to provide sports science programs to many of our teams.
Orka Preformance is led by Taylor Evernden, a Kinesiology graduate from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a MSc graduate at Edith Cowan University where he studied strength & conditioning. Taylor spent 3 years with the U of S Huskies Men’s Soccer Team as player. He is the previous Head of Sport Science / Strength & Conditioning for the Calgary Foothills Soccer Club where he was in charge of the athletic development for the U12-18, W League and USL PDL. Currently he is the S&C Coach for the U of C Men’s Soccer Program and Women’s Field Hockey.
Taylor and his team have the experience for training athletes and developing appropriate fitness programs for teams to reach their highest potential through strength and conditioning.