CATZCoach’s Jim Liston makes Chivas the Fittest Team

CARSON, Calif. — Chivas USA forward Justin Braun has some bold words about his team:

"We are the fittest team in the league," he said.

Braun is clearly not afraid to assert the level of fitness that exists at Chivas. And for a team that has several players battling countless injuries, the coaching staff is vital in making…

Posted by Michael Sapers on June 11, 2011 • 0 comments

We Work With Big Kids Too

Chivas USA (MLS) announced that the Competitive Athlete Training Zone, or CATZ, has been hired for the club’s Sports Performance Training and Physical Therapy, and will be represented on the technical staff by Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim Liston.

“CATZ is a great organization, and Jim…

Posted by Todd Ducharme on February 11, 2011 • 27 comments

Featured Drill: Possession Neutral Player

Posted by Todd Ducharme on February 06, 2011 • 8 comments

AYSO National Coach, John Ouellette and CATZCoach


Posted by Todd Ducharme on September 28, 2010 • 4 comments

Support the US Bid to Host the World Cup


Posted by Todd Ducharme on September 23, 2010 • 2 comments

How to Login to Your Account


Posted by Todd Ducharme on September 05, 2010 • 13 comments Launches New Release

We are very to excited to launch the newest version of  We have been hard at work all off-season making CATZCoach - Soccer the premiere resource for youth soccer coaches.  Not only did we do a complete overhaul of the user interface and technology used to deliver the highest-quality video instruction, we also continued to make the curriculum better.  Each and every practice…

Posted by Todd Ducharme on August 16, 2010 • 1 comments

CATZCoach Signing Off From AYSO-NAGM


Posted by Todd Ducharme on June 15, 2010 • 1 comments

Locking Our Ankle

This week, I want to emphasize the importance of teaching our young players to “lock their ankle” at the moment of contact with the ball.  Whether the player is dribbling, passing, juggling or shooting, it is critical that players “lock their ankle” to have consistent, quality touches with any of these skills.   There are two key positions we teach players to lock their…

Posted by Greg Vanney on June 10, 2010 • 8 comments

The New Rules of Kids’ Fitness


When an NBA star talks, kids listen. That's why more than 250 kids at a New Orleans school were hanging on Tyson Chandler's every word. But Chandler, the 7'1" center for the NBA Hornets, wasn't giving the standard "I always dreamed of playing pro ball" spiel. He was talking…

Posted by Jim Liston on June 08, 2010 • 1 comments

I Just Agreed to Coach My Daughter’s Soccer Team, What Did I Do?

Does this scenario sound familiar.  Your eight year old daughter says to you, “Dad, I want to play soccer (that’s the good news)… and I want you to coach my team.”  The smile on your face from the excitement of her interest in soccer quickly turns to cold sweats and panic.  I don’t know anything about soccer you say to yourself.  I’ve never played…

Posted by Todd Ducharme on April 05, 2010 • 8 comments

Ice Breakers Get Kids “Excited”

Ice breakers help kids get excited about being physically active.  The question is, what do we mean by "excited".  By excited we mean physically and mentally.

Physically everybody needs to get warmed up to participate in physically activity.  Children are no exception.  Ice breakers provide a fun way to get kids warmed up for the days activities.   The Ice breakers provide that…

Posted by Lee Hancock on March 31, 2010 • 3 comments