Why Training At Home is here to stay

Here at Challenger Virtual we have been learning a great deal about the new online training market whose emergence has accelerated in the last 6 months. We have seen that in some situations this is seen as complementary to physical in person training, whilst in others it is being used as an alternative.  We found time to put together 10 reasons why we believe Training At Home is here to stay. We hope that this helps everyone continue to understand technology’s place in the youth sports environment long-term. Oh, and we make no apologies for the shameless plug whilst doing … Read More

Five things to consider before your teams first training!

Depending on where you are in the country, youth sports are potentially starting again and if they aren’t starting for you yet, I think we can all agree they will be back. As coaches and program directors, we need to understand what players have gone through. Many kids have had no social interaction, they are probably feeling anxious or confused about what is going on and most have had no real exercise except from maybe joining Mom or Dad in their morning virtual “fitness” class. Therefore, we need to make sure youth sports are a fun and safe place for … Read More

Challenger Sports pivots to a new Virtual Coaching Experience

It has been virtually impossible to ignore the ever changing landscape in youth soccer over recent months. As the shutdown of the youth soccer world went into effect mid March, along with the rest of the global economy, it has cancelled an entire Spring season, brought youth clubs to their financial knees, made numerous youth soccer coaches unemployed and held kids indoors with no games or training to look forward to for the foreseeable future. Challenger Sports as the leaders in the soccer camp market in North America, have felt the pain also. Our usual running of Spring seasons nationwide via … Read More

How to be an Engaged Coach

No player wants this kind of coach… and they surely don’t want this kind either… By no means is coaching an easy role to fill. There are many qualities that make a coach effective and memorable, and without a doubt the greats have one thing in common… They are engaged. They can turn it on when needed because they care. They care about the job, the sport and the players. Remaining engaged in any practice, game, or event reflects in both your and your team’s enjoyment and performance. Getting into a state of mindful coaching takes effort, but it is … Read More

Challenger Sports Joins Forces with Fusionetics

Fusionetics

Challenger Sports have today announced their partnership with movement assessment and personalized performance platform, Fusionetics. Fusionetics is used by over 600 professional, collegiate or youth clubs/teams to evaluate athlete performance, while significantly reducing their risk of injury. Created by pro athletic trainers and experts in movement science, Fusionetics uses 2D motion capture and AI technology to precisely assess how well each athlete moves in minutes. A detailed movement efficiency score and personalized corrective program are then sent to the users phone, tablet, and/or computer, providing access to their program anytime, anywhere. Additional features of Fusionetics allow users to maintain and … Read More

Challenger Sports Launch Team Management Solution, TopYa! Teams

Challenger Sports, the largest soccer education and apparel provider in the US and Canada, announced today that it will launch a complete team management solution, TopYa! Teams, in early 2020. Since its merger with Denver technology company, TopYa!, in 2019 the youth sports organization has gone from strength to strength, engaging players and coaches around the world. TopYa! Teams marks the first in a range of technology products and services from Challenger Sports, which will provide organizations, clubs and coaches with the ultimate 360° approach to youth sports and club management. New Decade; New Year; New App Challenger Sports’ complete … Read More