Sports Performance

changing the player experience

WELCOME TO FCU Sports performance & wellness!

  Building smarter, stronger, and safer athletes - changing the player experience. 

Director Taylor Hynes 

Coach Taylor recently graduated from Northwestern University with an MA in Sports Administration while serving as the NU Olympic Sports Performance GA. While at NU, Taylor programmed or assisted with the performance training programming of with many of NU's Big 10 teams including Women & Men's basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Fencing, and others. Taylor ran both Cross Country and Track at DePaul University while working towards her B.S. in Exercise Science with a Psychology Minor.

Questions? Email Taylor at


Coach Taylor is looking forward to joining the FC United team to focus on performance and wellness with all of our soccer players!

  • 2016 - 2018: NU Olympic Sports Performance Specialist
  • 2015 - 2016: U of I-Chicago Strength & Conditioning Intern
  • 2015 - 2016: Hardpressed High Intensity Strength Coach

Playing Experience:

  • Current Competitive Weightlifter with USA Weightlifting
  • 2011 - 2015 DePaul University Cross Country
  • 2011 - 2015 DePaul University Track & Field
  • 2000 - 2015 USA Swimming

Coaching Licenses:

  • M.A. Sports Administration - Northwestern University
  • B.S. Exercise Science/Psychology Minor - DePaul University
  • CSCCa - Strength and Conditioning Coaching Certification
  • NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification
  • CPR, AED, and First-Aid Certified in Infant and Adult ages


  • DePaul University - Undergraduate Studies
  • Northwestern University - Masters Studies
  I believe in the highest quality of coaching and training to improve athletic potential, and this should be available to all athletes. Joining this club allows me to pursue this belief and provide high level performance coaching during a crucial window of time in youth populations’ development.

Sports performance: Glossary & Videos


This is the educational portion of the website. Consider this section a resource to parents, coaches or players of the club. Or, if you are interested in joining the club, this section of our site is a testament to the commitment we hold towards developing the whole athlete.

In this section, you will find writing and resources from myself, other coaches or other professionals in the Sports Medicine Field, including: Physical Therapists, Sports Nutritionists, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors and more. Get excited to educate yourself!

Stay tuned for monthly updates!

- Taylor Hynes 

2019 FCU Sports Performance Personal Training

Work directly with Taylor Hynes, FC United's Sports Performance & Wellness Director, on any of the following athletic qualities: Speed and Agility, Fitness and Conditioning, Strength and Power, or general athlete wellness and recovery. Sport skills develop the athlete's talent. Sport performance optimizes the athlete's long-term output.


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FCUda: Winter Training Packet

Click below to download your Winter Training Packet! The password to open the PDF is FCUDA.

FCUda: Summer Training Packet

Coming soon.