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Why should my child attend a camp?

Elite camps are beneficial for athletes and should be considered an important part of their training.  By attending a camp your child will develop as an athlete but will also grow socially and intellectually from the experience.  Athletically because of the superior training, socially because they are on their own to make decisions and intellectually because they are experiencing something new in their lives.

Benefits of a sports camp...

1. Most elite camps are held at universities that are superior in their sports and have incredible facilities. When athletes are exposed to the best facilities early they begin to dream and set goals.

2. In sports, far too many kids become stale and drop out because they aren't having anymore fun. Camps provide a different environment for the athlete to train in and many times this new scenery can spark their interest and keep them motivated.

3. Elite coaching is available for these campers. Almost all top Division I programs have sports camps. It's not every day that young athletes are exposed to Olympic level coaching philosophies.

4. These elite coaches are currently coaching the best in the world therefore they have first hand knowledge of the latest techniques and training styles. This will not only help the athlete in the long run, but will provide the athlete with the technique that could make the difference between mediocrity and excellence.

5. The ratio of coaches to athletes is always a plus. Most youth sports only have enough money for one coach. At camp, the athletes will be exposed to several coaches with a variety of coaching styles.

6. When athletes are away from their normal environment, they are forced to make new friends. Camps can be a great way to develop and strengthen social skills and interaction skills

7. While training at the best facilities in the country, athletes will be introduced to cross training, wt training, stretching, and other programs that can enhance performance that may not be available to them now.

8. Athletes also have the ability to be leaders and help out the younger campers.

9. Recruiting- exposure to elite coaches and a chance to compete in college.

10. Fun- Camps help keep sports fun/ feel energized and ready to go back to your program and show them what you learned