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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Athletic Testing and Promotion Results

There are no words to accurately describe the energy, emotion, and utter athleticism that reigned over Athletic Revolution this past Saturday! We are so proud of all of you!

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.

This was our biggest Testing and Promotion Day EVER!!

Discovery Phase 1 (white)

Zach Phinney
Nathan Rossi
Matthew Wolf
Owen Mayer
Lily Jones
Matthew Buzalsky
Jillian Pillard
Meg Campbell

Discovery Phase 2 (orange)

Jack Willshire
Jacob Lyons

Discovery Phase 3 (black)

Andrew Gleason
Daniel Ellis

Exploration Phase 1 (white)

Sean Meaney
Matt Kreckie
Jenna Qualter

Exploration Phase 2 (orange)

Trevor Gleason
Bo Rinkus
Justin Troia
Serge Canepa
Cameron Maggiore

Exploration Phase 3 (black)

Tyler Mello

 

Thank you to all who participated!  A huge THANK YOU to all the parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors who filled our facility to encourage, support and cheer on our young champions!!

 

 

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Athletic Testing and Promotion Day

**Champion Promotion**


Congratulations to the following athletes for successfully achieving higher rank on Saturday September 17th, 2011.

 

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 8 Champions that qualified and successfully achieved a new level this past Saturday:


Discovery-Level 1

Phase 1 – White

Kylee Dinneen

Kierstin Dinneen

Ryan Lebowitz

Phase 2 – Orange

Jack Rynning

Phase 3 – Black

Anthony Sulfaro

Alexis Rynning

Exploration-Level 2

Phase 1- White

Steven Cerventes

Phase 2- Orange

John O’Keefe

 

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

 

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AR Athletes Achieve New Rank!

**Champion Promotion**

Congratulations to the following athletes for successfully achieving  higher rank on Saturday March 19th, 2011.

Level 1

Phase 1 – White

Jacob Lyons

Nick Gillespie

Jake Donnelly

Kyle Gibson

Cole Nichols

Will LeClair

Phase 2 – Orange

Alexis Rynning

Andrew Gleason

Chris Wesinger

Anthony Sulfaro

Aidan Maggiore

Level 2

Phase 1 White

Trevor Gleason

Justin Troia

Mike Gillespie

TJ Mello

Phase 2 Orange

Carley Pearce

Phase 3 Black

Matt Hogan

Level 3

Phase 1 White

James Conor

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Youth Fitness Testing and Assessment [Video]

Testing and assessing young athletes should not begin with adjusted 1 rep max or 3 rep max in the squat and or bench press. Collecting data on a young athlete who is beginning an athletic development program should not be be based on how many push ups, sit ups and pull ups they can perform or how fast they can run.

Rating technical ability of a variety of movements where each young athlete’s skill level can be evaluated with a progression based on developmentally appropriate goals is optimal.

This video is a small example of an emotional and awe inspiring performance of young champions ranging in ability level and age. Testing and Promotion Day at Athletic Revolution is a celebration, a display of athleticism and a community event.

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Testing Young Athletes – AR Style!

This past Saturday we celebrated with our 2nd Testing and Promotion Day.

It was inspirational, emotional, impressive and joyous.

We are changing youth sports performance testing and youth fitness testing.  No longer will young athletes have to achieve just for the sake of achieving.  No longer will they have to be subjected to 1 rep max tests, or reps for 1 minute protocols with no subjective assessment of technical ability.

Check out this little slide show of some of the highlights of our day.

Congrats to all of the following Champions:
 

Discovery (6-10 yrs)

White Band Recipients

Daniel Ellis – White Band

Orange Band Recipients

Lucas Barone
Derek Lambiase
Bo Rinkus

Black Band Recipients

Trevor Gleason
Sam Herrmann
Cameron Maggiore
Justin Troia
Steven Cerventes

Exploration (10-13 yrs)

White Band Recipients

Carley Pearce
Dylan Prudente
Kristina Lavallee
Brian Lavallee

Orange Band Recipients

Bryan Musial

 

We are proud of each and every one of you!!

~Coach Dave

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Youth Fitness Assessment Day

The date has been set:

Saturday, March 2oth 2010 is the first Athletic Revolution Champions Assessment Day

From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm a group of Athletic Revolution athletes will display their athleticism in front of friends, family and neighbors.

This is a big deal and here is why…

 

Til next time,

~Coach Dave

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Testing Youth Fitness and Sports Performance

All to often youth fitness programs assess their young athletes by measuring flexibility, strength, speed, power etc while using adult protocols including 1 rep max tests (or adjusted 1 rep max), sit and reach, shuttle runs and vertical jump…to name a few.

Watch this video to find out why this approach does NOT work when working with developing, young athletes.

 

Leave your comments and questions below…

I want to know your thoughts.

Til next time,

~Coach Dave

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