As a parent, you know that athletics are great to prepare your child for life’s challenges and opportunities. You also know building a child’s confidence is one of the greatest gifts you can give them.
We have added a new group on Tuesdays at 5PM. SPOTS FILL QUICKLY. Register your student today!
Save the date for a Student Athlete workshop with Alex on Saturday, April 22 at 11AM. Learn to sprint, jump, shuffle, and more – with ease. Alex is a pro at showing students ways to impress teammates and coaches – and themselves – alike.
Workshop Price: $19/student.
Current Student Athletes bring a friend FREE. First (5) to register get a FREE Student Athlete T-shirt. Limit: 10 students
On any given day, there are thousands of Alexandria students on the black top, playground, court or field. That’s fantastic news, but how many move correctly?
Regardless of where your child is physically, it is important for you to encourage them to tap their “inner athlete.” It was this belief that FOR decided to build a fitness program for students. Teaching kids to move correctly will give them confidence and injury prevention knowledge – and helps brain development – early on.
What?! Exercise helps develop my kid’s brain? Yep.
Our Student Athlete Program begins with a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) for Juniors developed by industry experts working with the NFL, NHL, MLB, military, Olympians, Titleist Performance Institute, numerous universities as well as the Cooper and Mayo Clinics. We believe strongly in the building blocks for movement which are commonly called the ABCS of athleticism: Agility, Balance,
Greg Rose, cofounder of FMS, encourages coaches and trainers to begin with “fundamental movements”. Rose predicts that if your kid does not know how to skip, it will throw off their movement skills. Just watch your child skip. If it’s done correctly, you’ll see single leg balance, disassociation with opposing arms and legs, mobility. Without those fundamental movements, your child cannot reach his/her potential swinging a bat, stick or racket.
If you struggle with any of these movements as an adult, you know how critical it is to learn them early. That’s when the neurons in our brains are firing, making their connections and getting stronger. Miss them early, sadly you won’t be able to do them well in adulthood. Now is the time…
We suggest each student to participate in 1 to 3 sessions to learn to properly skip, jump, push, pull, squat – and move – and all the while be evaluated for their individualized program. We will dedicate sessions to improving your student’s sport. After that, your student may choose to participate in 1 on 1 training or join a small group (limited to 4) for a motivating experience at an affordable price or a combo.
We dedicate sessions to not only building strength and conditioning but also to work on joint mobility. It is vital for kids to work on mobility during growth spurts. While our kids are growing, their long bones are growing faster than their muscles so there is a lot of tension. If your child can’t bend over to touch his toes, it will affect his posture, hip mobility, and ultimately his swing or lay up.
This really excites us at FOR. Our kids can be happy, have confidence, master fundamental movements and learn skills for multiple sports. They can enjoy the satisfaction of playing well and being part of a team. We may not be able to sign them for the Yankees, but we can start now to set them up for confidence and success.