Sideris 8 solo tackles leads to 1-0 start

Posted by: on September 15, 2014

Congratulations to Zach Sideris and the Friends Academy varsity football team on there 21-13 win saturday afternoon against Oyster bay high school. Friends Academy starts off the season with a huge road win. Zach lead the defense with 8 solo tackles that helped keep the Oyster Bay offense in check.  Zach has been training with us for about a year now and is showing off his improved football skills out on the field.  Keep working hard out there Zach we are all very proud to see you perform out there.  Good luck next week and the remainder of the season.

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Good luck to Plainedge Football

Posted by: on September 8, 2014

We would like to wish good luck to the Plainedge high school football team as they start off there season this Saturday against Lynbrook high school. Plainedge is the 2 seed in Nassau Conference 3 and they look to get back to the Nassau County Championship game again. Remember all the hard work you put in this off season. All the hot summer nights at the running camp and the two a days for the last three weeks.  Good luck and GO Red Devils!  Check out our video of our summer team training featuring the Plainedge football team.  

Sideris Key Player for Friends Academy Football

Posted by: on September 8, 2014

We would like to wish good luck to Zach Sideris and the Friends Academy Varsity football team on the up coming season.  Zach was in Newsday this weekend as one of the five key players for Friends Academy.  Zach is one of a few returning starters for Friends and will be starting on the offensive line and at middle linebacker.  Zach has been training with us for a year now and has really improved every aspect of his game.  Zach has gained power and strength to help make holes on the offensive line and his foot work is now blazing fast to help him move all over the field on defense.  Keep working hard Zach and good luck to you and your teammates this season.  

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Wren Makes Girls Varsity Volleyball

Posted by: on September 4, 2014

Congratulations to Shannon Wren on making the Lynbrook high schools girls varsity volleyball team.  Shannon will be a junior at Lynbrook and is now in the running to become the teams new captain.  Shannon has been training with us for about a year and has improved her game dramatically. She has not only improved her vertical jump but also her strength, power and foot work for defense. We know she will do great things this season. Keep up the hard work and good luck to you and the Owls.  

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Exercise vs Happiness

Posted by: on September 2, 2014

Ever feel tired, run down, or just stuck in a funk? A study at the University of Stanford says theres a relation to working out and improving your mood. The study concluded that while you may wake up in a bad mood rather then going out and buying ice cream or candy to try to get your self into a better mood, working out is a much healthier solution.  Once you engage in some sort of either cardiovascular exercise or a weightlifting routine you seem to relax more and your anxiety dissipates cause you are now focused on your training rather then all the other stresses in your life. Getting into a gym is also a great change of pace for some people who maybe used to living in a cubical like atmosphere while at work all day and a change in scenery will help out your mood. Another reason you end up being put in a better mood is after the culmination of a hard workout you see the great results you have gained and you feel great pride in yourself. Interestingly enough exercise and happiness are similar in two different ways, both are independently associated with an boost to your immune system and also with the release of endorphins. The perfect example of this is one of our long standing clients Ralph Carrozza.  Ralph works countless hours at a stressful work setting which doesn’t help out his mood.  When Ralph comes to the gym he feels as if he is in a safe haven where he can just let all his worries go and for an hour or so focus on his training. Here is a video that just shows how much of a stress relief workout can be. Ralph just showing off his dance skills!!! 

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Emma travels to Albany for freshman year

Posted by: on August 24, 2014

We would like to wish the best of luck to Emma Schait as she travels to the University of Albany for her freshman year.  Emma will be playing girls lacrosse at Albany, which is one of the top division 1 schools in the North East.  Emma has been training with us for the past year now and has really begun to come into her own as a lacrosse player.  Last season Emma was Voted All County by the Nassau coaches association wile she was playing her senior year at Seaford high school.  Emma’s strength and speed has improved throughout this year and is ready to take on the upper class men for a starting spot on the team. Unbelievable job this summer Emma we are all very proud of you and can’t wait to see you step on the field in the spring.  We all know you are going to do great things both on and off the lacrosse field Emma, keep training and working hard.  Best of luck!!! 

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Ciserano Heads to the Mount!!!

Posted by: on August 22, 2014

We would like to wish C.J Ciserano good luck as he travels down to MT. Saint Mary’s University for his freshman year of Division 1 Lacrosse.  C.J has been training with us for the past four years and has turned him self into a fantastic midfielder with great stick skills and blazing speed. Ciserano played lacrosse at Hauppauge high school where he was a captain and was voted all League by the Suffolk coaches association.  C.J was also an all county running back for Hauppauge last year.  Good luck C.J and keep up the hard work wile you prepare for the season.    

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10-Week Soccer Program

Posted by: on August 20, 2014

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Due to popular demand- The Speed and Agility Clinics will be open to all players U9-U18.
AFTLI will group the younger participants together with their staff for age appropriate strength and conditioning exercises. Our staff was at Field of Dreams Tuesday evening speaking with the parents of many of the recommended/invited boys that participated in the Next Gen USA Player Progression Training Session. If there are any questions please feel free to email or call us at AFTLI.
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Bigilin has a Fantastic start to his career

Posted by: on August 18, 2014

Nick started the second half and played all 45 minutes in a 0-0 tie vs northern Kentucky which set a home field attendance record of 2000 fans for their exhibition home opener. Nick started at right back, then moved to center back with 15 minutes remaining. He played great. Fantastic beginning to his career. Kentucky will be home next week for their exhibition home opener against Georgia state.

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Hard Work Pays Off!

Posted by: on August 14, 2014

We here at AFTLI want to give a shout out to Nick Bigilin on his great work over the weekend at his freshman year training camp at the University of Kentucky.  Nick and the rest of his teammates were given a special heart monitor to wear during one of there most intense 2 and a half hour practices of the year.  These monitors do much more then just record heart rate.  They are designed to record there effort and work rate.  For example if you were to score a 100 over the period of a 90 minute soccer game that would be the maximum effort and work rate, if you were to score below 100 that means you did not work to your maximum potential.  During his session, Nick scored an outstanding 113 which is well above the max for a 90 minuet soccer game for a division 1 athlete.  Keep up the HARD work Nick, you are making us all very proud!

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