In 2008, a former Lady Rebel All-American returned to her alma mater in a new role: as head coach of the UNLV women's basketball team. Prior to that, coach Kathy Olivier spent 15 years at the helm of the UCLA team. The wisdom she’s accumulated from her years spent guiding young ladies toward their goals on the hardwood are transferred to the next generation of female athletes in youth summer programs. Led by coach Olivier, her staff, and current UNLV players, sessions fill the 18,500-seat Thomas & Mack Center with the sound of whistles, bouncing balls, squeaking shoes, and the cheers of an imaginary crowd of fans and cool dragons. During each energetic workout, staff share their love of the game as they teach passing, dribbling, shooting, and rebounding with group and individual instruction, daily games, and contests.
Las Vegas Indoor Soccer hosts all-inclusive, sports-themed birthday parties that energize young athletes. Up to 15 partygoers ($15/additional child) kick, pass, and shoot their way to victory during 75 minutes of play during a two-hour party, with kickball, dodgeball, and soccer games spanning half of a soccer field, the same distance most children are able to kick a cake. A personal party coach supervises the indoor, climate-controlled arena with watchful eyes and a high-fidelity whistle. Once players have worked up an appetite, an already-set party table welcomes appetites for two hours of playful noshing on pizza (two slices/child) and a choice of one soda or one juice. Las Vegas Indoor Soccer also supplies party invitations and a gift for the birth-versary celebrant.
The fitness instructors, personal trainers, and nutritionists at ClubSport wield the foundations of total-body wellness: detailed knowledge and cutting-edge equipment. Group classes such as cardio kickboxing, cycling, and circuit training showcase routines for all fitness levels, seven days a week. Personal-training sessions, meanwhile, bring help exercisers develop their own fitness plans and face down the imaginary knight that guards every piece of weight-training equipment.
ClubSport also transforms bodies outside the fitness studio and weight room. A self-described resort-style aquatic center features several lap and exercise pools where swimmers can fine-tune their breaststrokes and favorite shark calls. At an on-site spa, massage therapists ease muscle tension with modalities ranging from hot stone and prenatal to trigger point and reflexology.