Under the tutelage of seasoned international soccer pros and former Columbus Crew players Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Gino Padula, students attain soccer savviness in group and individual instruction covering all facets of fútbol. Open to juniors of both genders between the ages 7 and 18, the academy trains beginners in basic skills such as passing, ball control, and dribbling, before moving on to higher-level lessons in defending, positioning, moving without the ball, creating and using space, and warping space-time to take corner kicks from inside the penalty box. Newly planted skills and concepts flower into friendly, intra-academy competition, in which rising Ronaldos spar with fellow campers in games that teach the value of sound team-oriented play rather than an unhealthy fixation on the contest’s outcome and who owns the broadcasting rights. Going beyond simple drills, Schelotto & Padula's active lessons stress the importance of a positive attitude and the joy of teamwork.
The nonprofit New Flyers Association empowers student aviators to improve their soaring skills under the tutelage of certified flight instructors. Whether taking off for the first time on an introductory flight or logging hours in pursuit of a Sport Pilot license, pupils experience the freedom of winged travel aboard such flying machines as a Flight Design CTLS or Piper Cherokee, depending on availability. The association makes its nest in hangar A-10 at The Ohio State University’s Don Scott Airport, a general aviation airport that allows students to learn fundamentals in a professional environment that's safer than jumping from the top bunk bed.
The 4,000 square feet of climbing space at Vertical Adventures encompasses terrain for top roping, bouldering, and lead climbing under the watchful supervision of a trained staff. The gym challenges wall scramblers to test both their physical endurance and problem-solving skills as they take on the top-rope courses, which represent the majority of the routes and tower as high as 25 feet. Rather than let new patrons become overwhelmed by the variety of courses or get stranded at the top without reading material, the gym’s instructors also conduct lessons for all climbing levels to help climbers improve technique and conquer fears.
Instructor led speed reading courses in Columbus for teens and adults and reading management programs for corporations and the military nationwide which dramatically increase speed and comprehension that include strategies for all kinds of reading materials including mastery of textbooks and technical documents.
In addition to the flight training offered to academic students, The Ohio State University Flight Training Clinic offers flight training services to the general public. FTC students use the same aircraft as the academic students and have the option to follow the same training outline as the academic students.