Amherst Youth Fitness Camp

Organization Sponsor: Top Prospects Fitness and Conditioning Camp

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Program Description

Physical fitness made fun! The Top Prospects Fitness and Conditioning Camp is beginning it’s third year with instructors Corey Crocker is the coach of the Amherst Ramblers and Jeff Lewis is his assistant coach, but both are also becoming very well known for the youth fitness camp they run each summer through the YMCA.
The conditioning program is divided into two groups.
Group 1 is made up of children ages six to 11 and runs most weekday mornings from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Group 2 is made up of children ages 12 and up and their camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
All groups meet at the YMCA each morning.
The camp focuses on a wide range of conditioning.
“We use various physical education and physical training techniques to introduce the fundamentals and benefits of both general and sport specific training,” Crocker said. “Local athletes of different ages and caliber will develop the knowledge to train themselves properly and safely long after the program is over.”
Both groups focus on agility, balance, co-ordination, the importance of stretching and the importance of hydration and nutrition.
They also learn to work on speed and strength training, overall cardiovascular endurance and the most important aspect of the program - to appreciate the importance of physical activity while having fun.
Crocker has a bachelor of physical education and is a certified personal trainer with seven years experience and Lewis has a bachelor of education and physical education and a bachelor of kinesiology and coaching concentration.

Program Approximate Cost: 

160

Funding Sources: 

Fees from the participants

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Offering a basic training camp that assists participants to maintain or improve their fitness level regardless of their sport. It is open to all.

Impact Of Program: 

The camp has a maximum number of 50 participant. It operates at full capacity for the 2 trainers.

Evaluation Tools: 

Feedback from participants, coaches and parents.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Promoting a healthy lifestyle and ensuring kids are living a good lifestyle and taking advantage of all the opportunities offered through sport helps to educate the participants. This camp is open to all people regardless of their chosen sport.The camp focuses on a wide range of conditioning and appears to have a similar effect an youth as having a personal trainer.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This program began in the summer of 2006.

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