top of page

toy soldier program

weekly speed training overview


Are you ready to elevate your athletic performance and unlock your full potential? Join Coach Toy’s speed training program, where she focuses on enhancing your speed, agility, and quickness. Don't just train – train with purpose. Elevate your game with Coach Toy’s program and let your newfound speed speak for itself. Let's accelerate towards your goals together! In a speed training program, you can expect a combination of the following components:
1. Dynamic Warm-up: Incorporating dynamic stretches to prepare muscles for quick and powerful movements.
2. Acceleration: Educating athletes on the proper techniques of the first 3-5 steps to improve acceleration and performing resisted sprints to gain strength for those steps. 
3. Max Speed: Educating athletes on the proper techniques for top end speed to improve their max speed. 
4. Agility/Change of Direction: Exercises that enhance quick changes in direction and lateral movements, as well as reaction to different stimuli to help with reenacting game-like scenarios. 
5. Plyometric Exercises: Jumping and explosive movements to improve power and explosiveness.

benefits of speed training

1. Improved Performance: Enhances overall speed and agility, contributing to better athletic performance in various sports.
2. Efficient Movement Patterns: Teaches proper form and biomechanics, optimizing energy transfer and reducing wasted motion.
3. Enhanced Reaction Time: Develops quick reflexes and the ability to respond rapidly to stimuli, crucial in many sports situations.
4. Reduced Risk of Injury: Strengthens muscles, tendons, and ligaments, reducing the risk of injuries associated with rapid movements.
5. Increased Power Output: Enhances the ability to generate force quickly, leading to more explosive movements.
6. Better Coordination: Improves coordination between different muscle groups, promoting smoother and more controlled movements.
7. Confidence Boost: Mastering speed techniques can boost an athlete's confidence, leading to improved mental resilience during competitions.
8. Versatility: Applicable across various sports and activities, making it a valuable addition to diverse training programs.


about me

 Michelle Toy embarked on her athletic journey at the early age of four, where her love
for soccer was ignited in her hometown of Kauai, Hawaii. This early start in the world of
sports played a pivotal role in shaping her dreams of pursuing a career in athletics.
Throughout her high school years, Coach Toy showcased remarkable versatility as a 4-
sport athlete, excelling in soccer, basketball, volleyball, and cross country. Her
dedication both on and off the field culminated in her being honored with the Scholar
Athlete Award and achieving the esteemed position of Valedictorian during her senior

 Fueled by an unwavering passion for sports, Coach Toy pursued higher education at the
University of Hawaii, Manoa, where she delved into the realms of Kinesiology and
Rehabilitative Sciences. Armed with both a bachelor's and master's degree, she has
dedicated the last 12 years to making a significant impact within the San Jose sports
community. Her roles as a mentor and trainer are driven by a relentless commitment to
guiding and nurturing athletes and it has not gone unnoticed. Over the past few years,
Coach Toy has been asked to be a speaker at two conferences to share her knowledge
about injury prevention and plyometric training. Furthermore, she has recently been
named the 2023 California State Coach of the Year by the NHSSCA. She was the first
female in the state of California to receive that award.

 This year, Coach Toy founded Toy Soldier Training, a venture driven by her profound
desire to shape the futures of young athletes. However, it's not merely her academic
accomplishments that set her apart. Her innate ability to connect with athletes and
foster a welcoming and positive training environment is what truly defines her approach.
Her sessions are infused with an infectious energy that inspires and empowers those
she trains.

 With a special dedication to youth development, particularly in soccer, Coach Toy
recognizes the transformative potential of early strength and speed training for the
longevity of an athlete's career. As a result, she's excited to collaborate with MVLA San
Jose, creating a positive and enriching experience for all those seeking to elevate their
game. Coach Toy's journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to sports and
the development of the athletes she influences.


 Contact Coach Toy for more info:

bottom of page