When working with athletes 12 years old and younger, our focus is to use play and physical challenges to develop foundational strength, speed, coordination, balance, and love of physical activity and competition. In today’s competitive youth athletic scene, young athletes are being put in increasingly specialized sport-skill programs, and are not getting the well rounded athletic development they need. This early specialization and emphasis on winning competitions leads to young athletes who are missing out on many of the athletic abilities they need to optimize their potential.
Kids who have the chance to develop coordination, balance, and physical problem solving at an early age tend to have…
- increased movement efficiency and performance throughout life
- increased likelihood of participation in physical activity
- decreased likelihood of obesity
- decreased likelihood of injury
When kids are put into a movement rich environment at a young age, they have a better chance of developing foundational movement skills and will enjoy physical activities (competitive or otherwise) more across their lifetime. Ages 6-12 represent an important period of brain development that should include movements that challenge balance, coordination, and fundamental movement skills. Our Foundational Strength program is based on a curriculum of games, bodyweight strength training, and physical problem solving that encourage kids to be stronger, move better and move more often. We will run, jump, skip, crawl, climb, carry, throw, dodge, and tag to build a solid connection between the brain and body. We help kids gain physical confidence through physical competence, and develop well-rounded young athletes in the process.
- 2 sessions/week for 12 weeks
- Program runs from March 13th – May 31st
- Tuesday and Thursdays at 4:30pm
- Ages 9 – 12
- Males and females welcome