The coaching staff at Idaho Select Basketball fertilizes athletic growth and fosters competitive spirit through year-round youth basketball camps, academies, and tournaments. The Blue Chip Basketball Combine day camp strengthens budding players' skills on the court and includes an educational off-court class on the basics of college recruitment. Biannual three-on-three indoor tournaments test teams' mettle, and shooting camps teach backboards not to quiver when pelted with basketballs.
Formed in 2006 from three merging soccer clubs, Idaho Rush Soccer is a regional footsport powerhouse, with more than 3,000 recreational, select, and competitive players of all age groups under its guidance. Their well-structured developmental-recreation programs pick up savvy kickers starting at age four and, with the help of dedicated coaches, guide them from fundamentals and into their competitive teams. Professional coaches with years of ball-wrangling experience under their belts helm the competitive teams, whose members have unlimited coach access and the opportunity to train with other Rush teams and one of David Beckham's body doubles. Additionally, a college advisory program helps soon-to-be academics find collegiate opportunities for their skills.
With its name gracing a new 6,500 square-foot training facility, Asana Climbing has officially come full circle. Founded in 1999, the company has long been designing and manufacturing gear specifically for the sport of bouldering, including branded apparel, chalk bags, and chalk for gripping holds. In 2013, the company made the move to not only outfit climbers, but provide the climbing wall they aim to master. The company began inviting longtime brand ambassadors and newcomers alike to use the 2,000 square feet of bouldering space inside the new Asana Climbing Gym. In addition to challenges designed for experts and tournament-level competition, the facility offers a designated area for beginners and young climbers, a weight and cardio training zone, and a changing area with showers.
Amid the standard clattering of pins and crunching of nachos found in any bowling alley, Emerald Lanes packs a variety of entertainment to suit the entire family's interests. At the arcade, an assortment of video games churns out tickets that, like America's earliest paper currency, can only be exchanged for prizes such as plush animals and soccer balls. Pool sharks stalk their spherical prey at one of seven billiards tables as they wait for a fresh-made pizza or slake their thirst with a drink from the bar, where three 50-inch flat-screen TVs display live sports games. Of course, bowling remains the main attraction, replete with automatic scoring and optional bumpers to keep balls out of the gutter, much like shoulder angels do for people's minds.
The guys at Joyride Cycles freely look forward to sharing their 30 combined years of biking experience. Philip, Daniel, Jesse, and Bear stock their store with high-end frames and bikes from an epic assortment of name brands, as well as safety and style gear. The fellas can painstakingly shape custom wheels or employ a computer-aided program to precisely fit the right-sized bike to the rider. The gentlemen of Joyride Cycles created an online catalog of all their wares so that they can ship parts and gear to bike fiends down the street, in New Mexico, or stowed away in a transatlantic steam ship.
At Divotz Range and Pierce Park Greens, an on-site all-grass driving range and short game facility offer opportunities to iron out swings, while a pro shop equips players with all the necessary gear. Pierce Park Greens also offers golfers a 9-hole par 3 courses that challenges players of all levels. Instructors lead private lessons during which they focus on golf fundamentals such as swing mechanics, putting, short game, etiquette, and how to celebrate politely after winning a golf cart drag race.