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We are the largest independent private school for Athletic Development in the country! Every athlete that makes the commitment to the Academy will see a dramatic improvement in each of the following three areas: Sport Skill + Athletic Performance + Mental Toughness. Here you can read about the Success Stories our proven system has produced along with Pro Tips and Educational Articles from our Faculty of Professional Coaches.

How Should an Athlete Approach a Coach?

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All athletes should have a plan when speaking to a coach because it shows discipline, self-control and respect. Our goal at Champion’s QUEST is to equip our athletes with the proper tools to effectively communicate with coaches. As a result, we offer a champion plan that will yield positive results and provide clear communication between the athlete and the coach. This plan is simple, yet very powerful. It is called the T.B.Y.A. PLAN.

Always remember, to Think Before You Ask a coach a question. This does 3 very important things: 1) reduces emotion, 2) shows consideration to the coach and 3) provides openness for future discussions with the coach. Listed below are 7 key questions to ask yours...

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This Spring, three Champion’s QUEST Soccer Academy athletes were chosen to represent their respective age groups in the Cal South PRO+ Olympic Development Program Player Pools. There, Southern California’s best soccer players will train and compete together in age-based player pools for the opportunity to be named to the Cal South State Team. The top 22 players in each age group are selected to represent Cal South in U.S. Soccer National Identification events.

Cal South is the official youth soccer association for Southern California and provides competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels. The areas of emphasis for PRO+ are the identification, development, inclusion, and advancement of the top ...

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Do you feel limited mobility within your hips while running or sprinting? A key to enhancing performance and force production is to have increased mobility within the hips. In order to gain the maximum amount of mobility, you must have a proper warm-up that looks at the specific range of motion and the stretch-shortening cycle for your sport. As in a sprinter would have a greater stretch-shortening cycle than a jogger. Having mobility within the hip is the main factor to increasing the stretch-shortening cycle of the athlete.Every warm-up should have two components, a general warm-up, and a sport-specific warm-up, where you should gradually progress and provide sufficient intensity to increase muscle and core temperatures without causing...

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Scoring a goal is one of the, if not the, most important part of the game of soccer. The most common way to score a goal is by shooting the ball. Anyone can shoot a soccer ball. But, not everyone knows the tricks to make their shot accurate and precise. Here are three ways to improve your shot and get another step closer to being the best soccer player you can be!

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The game of baseball has come a long way from its traditional gameplay. A slow shift has begun away from the idea that the game is purely about grit, built around idols that are known for their ability to grind out games, at bats, or innings. Stories of playing through injuries, sick days, and otherwise tales. Today, however, we are seeing and talking more about the preparation of the game, and the countless hours that players spend behind the scenes studying the game to gain a competitive edge. Where pitchers and catchers are looking for patterns on hitter and hitters looking for tips on pitchers deliveries and pitch selection. All while the defense’s shifting into numerous looks to gain a better percentage on making them out. So ...

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Today's focus is the biggest question in youth sports:

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"WHY IS MY SON AND OR DAUGHTER NOT PLAYING?"

"WHAT CAN MY SON OR DAUGHTER DO TO GET ON THE FIELD, STAY ON THE FIELD AND BE THE BECOME THE LEADER OF THE FIELD?"

The answer is....."CHANGE MINDSET, CHANGE PERFORMANCE"

The mindset change lies in a very powerful word… and that word is P.R.E.C.I.S.E. Now, to have a precise mindset, a young athlete must follow the champion meaning of P.R.E.C.I.S.E:

P — Stands for PLAY HARD WITH MAXIMUM EFFORT ALL THE TIME

R—-Stands for PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL ACTIONS

E— Stands for EXCELLENCE-- BEING THE GOLD STANDARD ON AND OFF THE FIELD--(I DARE YOU TO BE 1ST)

C— Stands for CONFIDENCE AND CONSISTENCY--BELIEF IN ABILITIE...

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Back in November of 2017, Benjamin Villa began his journey at Champion’s QUEST Soccer Academy. Benjamin is a 12-year-old soccer player who plays the outside back position and is a hard worker on and off the field. He attends Tetzlaff Middle School and plays for the soccer team there. Benjamin plays his club soccer for FC Premier B’04, coached by Andy Anderson.

On Benjamin’s first day, he set short-term goals of improving his sprint speed, lateral agility, total body strength and power to develop his athleticism. Benjamin also set skill goals to improve his finishing, passing, and positioning on the field. To reach these goals, Benjamin attends Strength, Speed, Power, and Soccer clinics at Champion’s QUEST.

In just o...

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