BLOCK 2 IS HERE!
After wrapping up a successful Block 1, we are about to go deeper in to Fundamental skills and search the secrets of motion of human body!
Three areas which we concentrate on in Block 2
Plyometrics: Stability, mobility and explosive power
Exercises to improve and strengthen the pelvic muscles
Throwing and catching
Are you ready to unleash your athletic potential?
Welcome to Islanders United Academy (IUA). We're an academy dedicated to nurturing the foundational strengths of young athletes. Mastering core skills is crucial to establish a broad and solid foundation, setting the stage for successful specialization in sports during later years.
THE ABC APPROACH
Rather than zeroing in on a single sport at an early age, our focus is on honing Agility, Balance, and Coordination—the bedrock of athletic prowess.
Agility empowers young athletes with swift and precise movements, ensuring they're always a step ahead in the game.
Balance is the keystone of controlled and stable maneuvers, allowing young athletes to maintain composure in challenging situations.
Coordination seamlessly blends these skills, enabling fluid transitions and actions that are essential in every sport.
Our programme is designed and led by Sport and Fitness experts from Finland assisted by local coaches.
We cover a broad range of activities.
Acceleration & Deceleration
Head Coach - Islanders United Academy
Hi there! I'm Jussi, your head coach at IUA. My academic journey began at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, where I achieved my Masters in Sports. With over 30 years of coaching and 22 years of teaching under my belt, I've proudly been the Head of Strength and Fitness for SaiPa in pro ice hockey and NST in floorball for both men and women.
I've had the privilege of mentoring standout athletes like Juuso Riikola (NHL), Jesse Mankinen (KHL), Joona Rantala (national floorball team), and many in Swedish and Finnish professional ice hockey. Not to forget, my incredible students like Alisa Vainio, an Olympic track and field athlete, and Antti Ahokas in European golf.
At IUA, my mission is simple: to provide a foundation that empowers you to become the best athletic version of yourself. Let's create an atmosphere that supports and uplifts. Ready to excel? Let's get started!