Champions on the RISE

**Champion Promotion**


Congratulations to the following athletes for successfully achieving higher rank on Friday September 14th, 2012.

 

Testing, evaluating and assessing young athletes is and should be a continual process.  Those terms are all synonymous with each other.  One overlooked commonality they have is that they are largely misunderstood.  All to often the concept of grading young athletes is based solely on performance measures that illustrate how far, how far, how fast and how much.  A key problem with this connotation is it lacks a the emphasis  on the very skills required to perform any movement or exercise.

The Athletic Revolution Testing and Promotion System is based on 9 levels of achievement based on skill aptitude, character and fitness level.

 

We are proud to announce the 6 Champions that qualified and successfully achieved a new level this past Saturday:


Discovery-Level 1

Phase 1 – White

Liam Robinson

William Hoban

Exploration-Level 2

Phase 1- White

Jayne Howe

Austin Manning

Phase 2 – Orange

Matthew Kreckie

Phase 3 – Black

Chris Wesinger

If and when you see these young champions…give them a high 5!

 

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Youth Fitness and Athletic Development Ages 14+

Kids 14 years old and up are extraordinary and providing youth fitness and athletic development for this age group is a science and an art.

This video will give you insight as to the correct way to provide fitness programming to this age group. 

Enjoy.

Discovery Video (Youth Fitness and Athletic Development for Ages 6-9)

Exploration Video (Youth Fitness and Athletic Development for Ages 10-13)

I’m so glad you have taken the time to get to know the truth behind youth fitness.

Til next time,

~Coach Dave

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Unfriendly Youth Fitness

The New Oxford American Dictionary  has chosen the term “unfriend” as its Word of the Year for 2009.

Unfriend is a verb, it means to remove someone as a “friend” on a social networking site, as in: “I decided to unfriend a co-worker from Facebook.”

This is quite a commentary on our society don’t you think?

We are constantly challenging our kids with ideas, paradigms, ideologies and principles that are ridiculous.

What message does this send?

Some may think it is a stretch (pun intended) for me to compare glamorizing a new word or phrase with the lack of coaching ability and improper youth fitness training programs.

Is it?

We need to think of the end in mind.

What is the goal of a youth fitness or youth athletic development program?

What is the root of why an particular child is not moving efficiently?

What words or phrases will encourage, inspire and celebrate a young athlete rather than cutting them down?

Why is a 12.5 year old seemingly morphing from a coordinated highly skilled athlete to an stiff, tight and fumbling player in a matter of weeks?

If the coach your child is currently working with IS NOT asking these and similar questions make sure you bring your young athlete to Athletic Revolution for a free evaluation immediately.  Click here to register now.

Til next time,

-Coach Dave

PS.  Stay tuned for my follow up video on “Are Your Kids in Danger” where I will describe the how to’s regarding the right way to approach coaching young athletes and non-athletes alike.

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Living by a Code

Most people live by a code. A set of rules if you will that governs how they approach tasks, difficulties…life.

We have a code at Athletic Revolution as well.

Why?

Because we are not in the business of merely birthing athletic super stars. Our mission is to develop champions in sport, school, community and life. Our long term youth fitness and athletic development program clearly depicts our mission.

Below is the code we require all champions and parents to sign and return prior to all of our programming. This may be one of – if not THE most important piece of paper work they contemplate.  We call it our Champions Code.

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The Athletic Revolution Champions Code

1. You will learn from your coaches at Athletic Revolution™ and apply this knowledge to the best of your ability to become a better athlete and person. We are building athletes to excel in sport, the classroom and life!

2. You will not argue with your coaches. We set the rules, you will follow them.

3. You will show up 5 minutes early to your training session. Tardiness is not tolerated. This is a matter of respect to your peers and coaches. a. Parents: In most cases it is up to you to make sure your athlete arrives at Athletic Revolution™ in a timely manner, as such we ask that you too understand that punctuality is a trait upon which champions are made. Please get your athlete here prior to the start of their session.

4. You will go through each activity to the best of your ability. We are not asking each athlete to be a superstar but we expect you to give your coaches a superstar effort!

5. Anything less than 100% commitment to the program is unacceptable.

6. You will be expected to apply all nutritional and motivational material given to you in your life outside of training at Athletic Revolution™.

7. Respect yourself, your peers, your parents and coaches.

8. If you are going to miss a session you must inform the coaches within a reasonable time frame. We need at least 12 hours notice to get you rescheduled.

9. There is absolutely NO SITTING during your workout. Unless your Coach asks you to sit you will be on your feet during the entire training session. This will be enforced!

10. You will treat the other athletes in your training group like family. There is no place for mocking of an athlete or teasing at Athletic Revolution™. Your high school or team affiliations do not matter at Athletic Revolution™.

11. The entire workout, from start to finish, will be done as a group.

12. Your workout will be completed as written. Modifications to your workout must be approved by a Coach. You are, under no circumstances, allowed to change your workout on your own.

13. If you do not comply with these rules the coaches at Athletic Revolution™ reserve the right to ask you to leave the facility for the day. If this becomes a recurring issue we will ask you to the leave the program permanently!

14. Rules may be added at any time by the coaches as they see fit.

As you can see this is team effort.

Together we win!

-Coach Dave

 

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