Susan Wade

Susan Wade
Susan Wade, M.Ed., CSCS
There have been several studies concerning ACL injuries in female athletes over the last ten years.  However, the injury rate among female athletes continues to rise. Studies that implemented more than one method resulted in the most significant differences in injury rates among the subjects. The methods that included more than one protocol such as neuromuscular training, plyometrics, flexibility, strength and jump training showed a decrease in injury rate with the control group. (Myklebust, Mandelbaum, Gilcrest, Hewitt). This ACL preventative program is designed specifically for female soccer players, but may be altered to fit any sport.

Susan is the owner and Director of F.A.S.T. (Foothills Academy of Sports Training) and has a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), a Level I Youth Speed & Agility Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) and is a Nike SPARQ certified trainer.   

Susan began her training as a volunteer Assistant Strength coach at Creighton University. Upon certification, she began training a diverse population at a local community center. She moved to Boise and was employed as an adjunct faculty member in the Kinesiology Department at Boise State University for 8 years in addition to running speed training clinics for young athletes.

Susan trains local youth, high school and college athletes for baseball, softball, cheerleading, football, lacrosse, basketball and soccer. She has been the strength coach for local high school baseball and lacrosse teams. Most recently, she has developed a “back to play” and “injury prevention ACL program” with a physical therapist.

Susan trains with the local Y-Triathalon club, enjoys hot yoga and hiking in the foothills. She has been married to Morey for 23 years and has 3 children; Taylor 21, Ashley 19, and Colby 17. All have been active in sports all their lives.