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Sports Excellence Training - SEG

The SEG Winter classes are now full, future classes will be listed soon, check back for more details

Sports Excellence

Comes to LTSC


Beginning on Wednesdays in November & December at the Max Indoor Facility, the Sports Excellence Trainers from “SEG” will provide Speed, Agility, Strength and Conditioning Training to all LTSC players & Non-Registered LTSC Players.  For full details and to meet the Strength Conditioning coaches, please read on.  

The Program

Soccer is a contact sport that is physically demanding, requiring players to be strong and fit as well as possess skills. The SEG program is designed to help prevent injuries and provide our players with the foundation to meet the physical demands of soccer.​​

Health – Our highest priority for kids. Without proper diet, athletes will not be able to build muscle or increase speed, stamina, agility and technical (ball) skills. In addition, without being injury-free, athletes will not be able to play, let alone improve, in the sports they love. The SEG program provides the tools for kids to improve their speed, agility and strength along with nutrition and help prevent “preventable” injuries.

Strength – Strong muscles are also key to injury prevention and success. The forces that are exerted on joints and ligaments (especially at the knee) cannot be resisted by the ligaments themselves – strong muscles are required. In addition, without building a good muscular foundation, athletes will be limited in developing speed, stamina, agility or technical skills.

Conditioning – With good health and strong muscles, our kids can begin improving their conditioning, agility, speed and technical skills. 

Coach Laura and Coach Olivia of the Sports Excellence Group work to develop athletes and improve dynamic skills in Speed, Agility and Power. Their sessions involve focused programming, spanning appropriate movement preparation, functional exercise sequences and athletic recovery. Each session is created for age-specific development and performance to help each athlete achieve his or her highest performance.


Sports Excellence

Age Groups & Fees


Players of all age groups from LTSC and non-LTSC registered players can sign up for this year’s winter clinic at the Max Indoor Facility. Spots are limited due to limited space at the Max Indoor, so sign up early to avoid disappointment. You can register for the SEG Clinic by clicking the box at the top of the page.

Here’s a full description of what the athlete will experience during the 5-week clinic.

U8-U10 Description

This is the early stage of strength training for boys and girls. We believe the younger an athlete learns the dynamic technical components of balance, running and body control, the better his or her base for athletic improvement. This program will consist of many functional movements in a fun and active environment. 

U11-U13 Description

Young athletes in this age group are now focused on applying dynamic technical components and more advanced drills aimed at increased power, strength and agility. Each week the athlete will learn intermediate movement patterns on soccer-specific training that will teach the basic mechanics for his or her sport.

U14-U19 Description

Athletes in this advanced age group will be pushed to master more advanced movements and movement patterns that require complex coordination and linking their skill set to that of an elite competitor in their sport. They will apply what they learn through the 5-week program and use it during patterns such as explosive speed, turning and balance.

Future Programs with SEG

The Sports Excellence Trainers (SEG) will throughout the year provide sports-individual consultations, individual personal training, group personal training, team personal training, parent classes, injury prevention seminars and much more exclusively to all LTSC members and players.

Meet the Sports Excellence (SEG) Speed & Strength Trainers

Coach Olivia - Head Trainer

Fun Fact: Olivia competed in the 2015 World Championships of the Ironman 70.3 distance Triathlon in Zell am Zee Austria

Olivia is a Certified Personal Trainer in Chicago and works with professional athletes to develop functional skills to improve their performance. She uses her fun-loving spirit to reach clients of all age groups and ability levels and has spent the last 14 year developing her coaching style to maximize the full potential of an athlete.

Olivia's multi-dimensional athletic background allows her to utilizes drills that integrate the strengths of the athlete with training goals. This approach with athletes of all ages builds on and improves confidence with individual athletes in a group environment.

Coach Laura - Doctor of Athletic Injury & Pervention & Assitant Trainer

Fun Fact: Laura has an athletic background in swimming and competed for 14 years. After hanging up her swim cap she turned to weightlifting and has competed in power lifting in the recent years.

As a Chiropractor and personal trainer, Laura spends her time working with professional and amateur athletes who compete in multiple arenas from soccer athletes to ironman distance triathlons. Her background in healthcare keeps her focus on injury prevention and performance through functional exercise and athletic recovery. 

She will bring a keen eye for athletic movement dysfunction and use her healthcare background to safely and effectively correct technique to improve athletic ability and longevity.

Coach Julianne - Soccer Specific Trainer

Fun Facts: Julianne Sitch played for the Region II Olympic Development Program, the Under-19 U.S. National Team and the Under-21 U.S. National Team. She was part of the U-21 national team that won the Nordic Cup in 2004. As a professional soccer player, she was drafted by Sky Blue FC of the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) in 2009. The team went on to win the National Championship in that inaugural season. Domestically, she played professionally for the Chicago Red Stars, Western New York Flash and Atlanta Beat. She played on the international stage for Melbourne Victory in Australia, as well as Hammarby IF and Balinge IF in Sweden.

Julianne is in her third season on the UChicago women's soccer staff as an assistant coach. The 2016 Maroons tied the school record for wins with an 18-4-1 record and reached the NCAA Final Four for the fourth time. They also tied the school record for shutouts (14) and set a new mark for lowest goals against average (0.43). Two Maroons received All-American status. UChicago was picked as NSCAA Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

A native of Oswego, Ill., Julianne was Illinois Gatorade Women's High School Soccer Player of the Year in 2002. She went on to compile record-setting numbers at DePaul University from 2002-05. Sitch broke the school's career records in points (90), goals (32) and assists (26). Her collegiate honors included Second Team NSCAA All-American (2003), Conference USA Player of the Year (2003) and First Team All-Big East (2005).

LTSC & SEG Refund Policy

Once you register for the 'SEG' WINTER SPEED AGILITY TRAINING for your son/daughter online you have agreed to pay the full fee for the whole program and will be issued NO REFUND at any time. The same rules apply for the training programs, camps and seminars operated by SEG and/or LTSC and our partners: once you register, you are responsible for the one time payment associated with the program for which you have registered. THIS FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE.

*Payment will be refunded only, if the class is cancelled on behalf of SEG or LTSC and/or partners.