Six Weeks of Strength and Speed Conditioning or Soccer for Kids at Elite FT (Up to 57% Off). Five Options Available.

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The secret to mastering a skill is to work so hard at it that you eventually forget your training, which is why jazz musicians work small clubs for years and the Karate Kid never calls or writes Mr. Miyagi. Start your trip down memory lane with this Groupon.

Choose from Five Options

  • $41 for a six-week Strength & Speed program for students aged 6–18 (a $95 value)
  • $24 for a six-week Little Juniors soccer program for students aged 2–3, accompanied by a parent (a $55 value)
  • $29 for a six-week Juniors soccer program for students aged 4–5 (a $65 value)
  • $33 for a six-week Big Juniors soccer program for students aged 6–7 (a $75 value)
  • $41 for a six-week Soccer Skillz program for students aged 8–14 (a $95 value)

See here for a full list of times and locations for each program.

During the first option, parents and tots frolic up and down a field, working on concepts such as teamwork and listening to directions while playing games. For youngsters 4 and 5 years old, teams face off against each other in minor scrimmages, mastering dribbling skills and scoring goals to boost confidence. The Big Juniors sessions continue to play small side games while coaches use training to introduce important, sport-specific foot skills for managing the ball. The program for 8- to 14-year-olds leads kids and teens into full-on mastery with fervor, as they learn one-on-one moves to snatch the competitive edge in on-field matchups.

Athletes of any sports background master proper running technique with foot-speed and agility exercises in the Strength & Speed course. Sessions employ plyometrics and intervals to summon greater core and limb strength.

Elite FT

When Justin McMillian left the operating room after the second ACL surgery on his right knee, he wondered if his dream of becoming an all-American soccer player would become a reality. It took the inventive scheduling and can-do attitude of his childhood friend, Jared “Iggy” Embick, to pull through. The duo managed to launch McMillian not only to the all-American team, but to a professional soccer career. They never forgot that battle to recover from injury, and how smart training healed, conditioned, and inspired Justin. The same deliberate, motivational focus that took him from the sickbed to the soccer field inform the training programs at Elite FT.

All training sessions take place over six weeks, with 10 or more students meeting once a week for one hour. Coaches might call for rigorous plyometric conditioning exercises or teach sport-specific skills to soccer, football, and baseball players. Through teaching skills and conditioning bodies, the coaches aim to create confident, disciplined, and elite athletes whose skills transfer to their work ethic and other important areas of life, such as schoolwork or winning a game of Horse to snatch a promotion at work.


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In a Nutshell

Professional athletes & coaches train kids & teens in intensive soccer camps & teach running mechanics & balance in conditioning camps

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 7th, 2012. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 2 per visit. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Programs must be used by the same person. Must redeem program in full by expiration date on your Groupon. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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