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Sports Science Department

THE SCIENCE OF DEVELOPING BETTER ATHLETES

Every MOBA program now incorporates Sports Science under the direction of  coach Joshua Villalobos, Ph.D., and Synergy Athletic Solutions to vastly enhance the level of coaching and development to players. This is an element you will not find at most youth clubs and facilities and adds a tremendous value for what players can get from training and playing at MOBA. From professional athletes down to our youth teams, our coaches work with each players to holistically develop and work toward their goals. Joshua's team works with players and provide the follow and more: 

  • Player testing and evaluations
  • Strength and endurance training
  • Athletic management
  • Return to performance
  • Sports nutrition
  • Performance and development camps
  • Performance education
When selecting a program or club to play for, the inclusion of  sports science helps ensure a holistic experience for players of all ages. This allows for realistic expectations and healthy development based on metrics and data over assumptions and ego.

Professional-Grade

MOBA's Sports Science Department is equipped to and actively trains professional athletes. That same level of expertise is also applied to our other programs to allow for each player at MOBA the opportunity to take advantage of this great resource. From the national teams to the youth, the benefits are clear.

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THE VALUE OF SPORTS SCIENCE

Every player and age group benefits from the use of Sports Science in our curriculum and training. From proper conditioning and injury prevention, to assessments and data for key performance tracking, athletes can tap into their full potential. From professional players, to youth, it's a winning feature here at MOBA Soccer Academy that adds value to every player's development.

STAFF

Joshua Villalobos

Joshua Villalobos, Ph.D., Director of Sports Science, Head Coach

Joshua holds a Master of Science in Exercise Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Health & Exercise Science, and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified Specialist. He is also the owner of Synergy Athletic Solutions, where he is specialized in training  aspiring pro-athletes. His offerings include strength and endurance training, sports science testing, return to performance, athletic management, and sports nutrition.

Joshua has more than 10 years of extensive coaching experience and is USSF and United Soccer Coaches certified. Joshua has coached at different levels and clubs with last being the  Academy Director for Southern Soccer Academy (SSA) and Head of Sports Science.   

Joshua loves the game of soccer and has been playing since the age of 12. He played for the U17 Youth National Team and became a member of the residency program in Bradenton, Florida. Joshua played on a collegiate level at Furman University and on an international level for the U23 Puerto Rican and Men's National Team during Olympic and World Cup qualifying Campaigns. 


Education:

  •  Bachelors in Exercise Science, Furman University
  •  Masters in Exercise Science, Georgia State University
  • Concentration: Exercise Physiology
  • PhD in Kinesiology (ongoing), Georgia State University

Certifications

  • National Strength Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Barcelona FC Innovation Training for Team Sports
  • Barcelona FC Innovation Advanced Sport Nutrition
  •  United Soccer Coaches Maximizing Player Performance Using Technology and Science

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength Conditioning Association
  • Barcelona FC Innovation
  • United States Soccer Federation
  • United Soccer Coaches
  • Southern Soccer Academy Director & Head of Sport Science

Connect with Joshua: jvillalobos@mobasoccer.com

Phone: (470) 409-9393