The Totum Youth Training Academy has been developed to help young athletes develop the many movement skills that will allow them succeed in their chosen sports. This comprehensive program is designed to address many issues that are missed with sport specific training. Things such as mobility work, movement assessments and even mental training. We also spend a significant part of each training program discussing nutrition and the importance of recovery techniques as a strategy for injury prevention. One of the main goals of this program is to help each young athlete enjoy activity more, feel more confident about their training techniques and hopefully keep them engaged in sports for the rest of their lives. We all know how important this is.
For athletes, developing fundamental movement skills is essential to achieving their potential in a chosen sport. For example, if a young athlete cannot perform a basic squat properly, they will not be as effective in sports that require lower body strength and speed.
The main goal of this program is to develop each athletes movement potential to the best of their abilities.
The weekly sessions will start with an assessment of movement patterns in each child. This will let us know what their strengths are and what areas we need to focus on. The summer program is a two week intensive training camp. It includes all of the training elements of the weekly academy and also offers additional instruction on Olympic Lifting, Mental Training, KinStretch, along with additional fun activities such as Hip Hop and various games or competitions that may include obstacle courses or gymnastic events.
During the training portion we will focus on speed, agility, balance, hand-eye co-ordination, strength, mobility/flexibility, along with cardiovascular and muscular endurance. The ages of the participants range from 11 years old to 18 years old. Participants will be grouped into smaller sections that are age- and ability-appropriate. We also include a nutrition education component to this training. We want to develop good eating habits in our groups in a fun, relaxed environment.
We are interested in helping to develop youth in a complete, fun way while avoiding the trap of specialization. We have come to understand that focusing to much on any one physical activity at a young age can lead to decreased enjoyment and, in many cases, burnout.
You can read more about the importance of teaching youth about physical literacy in this interview Stacy Irvine conducted with Active For Life magazine.
To find our more about our program and philosophy, please contact us through any of our locations. We look forward to meeting you at Totum!
Summer Camp Details and Registration
When: August 14-18, 9:30am-4pm
Who: Young athletes looking to improve physically for their sport.
How much: $399/week, not including HST.
To register for the Summer Intensive Program click here:
If you are interested in our weekly Academy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org