Chris Evans

CASC Speed & Agility Program

Under the leadership of Performance Coach Chris Evans, CASC has been offering weekly sessions to improve agility, speed and strength for our players, so that in those last minutes of a well-fought game, CASC players are still creating opportunities, scoring goals, defending as a team,  and taking advantage of mistakes made by tired opponents.

We also proactively works to prevent injuries through speed drills, agility work, and strength routines that specifically target the different needs of the growing and maturing athletes.

Speed & Agility sessions are included in the regular season registration fees and are available for all of our players. Just make sure to wear running or turf shoes, NOT soccer cleats.

Skills & Agility Session
New Player Assessment Component
For the 2022 season, Coach Evans is excited to add a new player assessment component to the training.
After establishing baseline times and measurements for endurance, speed, power, and strength, he will track each athlete’s improvement at various times of the year.
This will allow Coach Evans, the athletes, and the team coaches to quantify performance measures and identify areas needed for improvement and then develop workout plans to address those areas.

Meet our Performance Coach Chris Evans

Most of our families know of Chris Evan who he works passionately with ALL our CASC teams each week helping them prepare for their weekend games. If you don’t yet know Chris, you’ll see him at the field inspiring our players with fun sessions.

Here is a bit about Coach Evans. For the last 15 years, he has worked as a coach at multiple levels, earned a USA Track & Field Level 2 certification, and has coached Cross-Country as well as Track & Field at both the high school and college levels.

While coaching at Golden Valley High School in Santa Clarita, he led the boy’s Cross-Country team to a CIF and State championship in 2011. Along with team success, he has coached All-CIF athletes in numerous events (distance, sprints/hurdles, and jumps).

In 2012, he became the cross-country/track and field coach at UC Irvine. As a NCAA Division 1 coach, he worked with both the men’s and women’s teams coaching All-Conference athletes as well as Freshman of the Year. As a result of his college coaching experience, he knows full well what soccer teams require from their athletes as well as all that the recruiting process entails.

Chris has spent the past 11 years working with the soccer club as the speed and agility coach. He has trained at all ages and skill levels, and has also run individual training with athletes to prepare them for the demands of college soccer. His sessions are soccer specific, focusing on the speed, coordination, endurance, and strength needed to succeed on the field.

Even Covid Did Not Stop Chris

Whereas many clubs let their fitness programs slide during the Covid pandemic, Chris stepped up his game and developed fun virtual fitness sessions for our teams, focusing on a core workouts, game explosiveness, injury prevention, and other soccer related zoom sessions.

Our players had no excuses to keep fit when the world had come to a stop, and these virtual sessions were a great transition back to field training.

New Player Assessment Component

For the 2022 season, Coach Evans is excited to add a new player assessment component to the training.

After establishing baseline times and measurements for endurance, speed, power, and strength, he will track each athlete’s improvement at various times of the year.

This will allow Coach Evans, the athletes, and the team coaches to quantify performance measures and identify areas needed for improvement and then develop workout plans to address those areas.

We will be adding performance testing for all our players 3-4 times a year to monitor performance indicators, such as :

  • Aerobic Components
  • Top End Speed
  • Power and Movement
  • and more!

Stay tuned.