Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition?

The PSPL Surf Academy Exercise Science & Sports Nutrition program has been created for soccer athletes looking to train effectively, enhance performance, and aid in exposure for an athletic collegiate future. Over time the training program will support players looking to increase strength, resiliency, manage weight, and build his or her confidence. It will establish the status as one of the premier training programs in the State, and looks to educate and empower anyone willing to take on the challenge.

PSPL Surf Academy has brought on Dan Hicker, in hopes of expanding the services the Academy offers and revamping the current training module for 2017. Dan is currently the Sports Performance Director for MVP Performance and serves as a Physiologist for the U.S. Women's Soccer Youth National Teams. Dan has served as Strength and Conditioning Coach for Santa Clara University Women's Soccer and most recently the San Jose Sharks of the NHL.

His services included the evaluation and implementation of physical conditioning applications and performance evaluations to resist injury and increase performance qualities. His passion is to train anyone like a top athlete with proper instruction and education. With knowledge and experience,

Dan will now provide its PSPL members with the training modules and education to excel in the areas they desire. To maximize training effect, programming is tailored to team, positional and individual needs to minimize injury risk and increase performance qualities. This process also supports the advancement and implementation of physical conditioning applications and performance evaluations, guaranteeing results.

Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition Coach

In 2017, PSPL Surf Academy will launch a division of Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition for all the Academy players. The program has been created for soccer athletes looking to train effectively, enhance performance, and aid in exposure for an athletic collegiate future.

Over time, with the success of the Academy players we will be able to implement the program in all our development centers, and incorporate into the local clubs training program. This will help support anyone looking to increase strength, resiliency, manage weight, and build his or her confidence. As the Academy Director, and a big believer in player development, once established the program will educate and empower anyone willing to take on the challenge in local clubs.