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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.

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In So Cal sports today, all sports are competing year-round due to the wonderful weather and active lifestyle we live in. There is always the debate of over training and burn out when talking about youth student-athletes who play one sport for an entire year.

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Congratulations to Kyle Scott in seeing some big improvements over the summer QTR! Recently at a local College Showcase Kyle flashed excellent velocity on the mound, sitting between 84-86 miles per hour with an excellent curveball. In the last 3 months Kyle has picked up 4MPH on his fastball and is only continuing to climb! In addition (and complimentary) to his velocity gains Kyle gained 1.5" on his vertical jump, increased his single leg agility by .2 seconds, and lateral agility by .2 seconds in the last 3 months of work. I am excited to see his continued growth! With a consistent effort and voracious work ethic, I know he is going to be a top tier athlete and prospect in only a matter of time. Keep up the hard work Kyle and look forward to watching you continue to grow as we push towards your Junior spring season.

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Many athletes suffer from tightness or discomfort in their hip flexors. The most common prescription given by sport coaches is that more stretching needs to be done to “loosen up” this tightness. However, when the body senses instability or weakness, this can often be perceived as tightness. Combine this weakness with inhibited or stretched out hip flexors and you have a precursor for an injury. Instead of stretching out already weak hip flexors, the solution might be to try and activate or strengthen them.

The hip flexors, primarily made up of the Rectus Femoris, Psoas Major and Iliacus muscles, are responsible for moving the knee towards the chest during activity and are particularly active when sprinting or kicking.

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With slappers becoming more and more common in the game of softball, and having been a slapper for over 15 years, I have been receiving a lot of questions recently about this hitting style. So what is slapping?

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Alley Perkins University of Tennessee

Who:

Typically a slapper is going to have above average speed and they are going to be slapping with a left-handed hitting approach. Many slappers are not “natural” lefties, but rather were converted to be able to slap from the left side of the plate.

What:

Slapping is an approach to hitting that focuses on bat control and the ability to place the ball where you want it to go. A slapper will assess the defense before stepping into the box. They are looking for any holes in the defense w...

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Finn Sparks: "A Champion in the Making!!!! Finn entered Champion's Quest eager to learn, improve his skills and become a better athlete. Finn is 9 years old, enjoys all sports and loves the University of Notre Dame. Finn's strongest qualities are his ability to listen, his respect towards coaches and his discipline to work hard. These values were instilled in him by his parents' Dave and Lusheia. Bravo parents, your son is well on his way to becoming a fine young man.

In a few short months, Finn is truly making it happen. In his recent performance review, he improved in all 10 performance components resulting in a +105% growth in his overall athleticism. Finn's greatest improvement came in his agility. His linear movement dropped from 11....

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A Parent's Testimonial:

Vincent is 12 years old, loves the game of football and is determined to be the best. Vincent has been at Champion’s Quest for over 3 months preparing for the his first tackle football season. In the beginning, we all sat down and designed a plan for Vincent to prepare for the game he loves. Vincent has embraced the plan and it is paying off big

Vincent’s confidence continues to grow, his awareness on the field is very good and understanding of the game expands everyday and it is all because of the plan and support of Champion's Quest. He has become bigger, stronger and faster but what is most impressive quality is his confidence of the game has soared. Michael states:“Vincent is having a successf...

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temp-post-image Just a few short months ago, Simone Smith learned that a family dream became a reality as her family decided to move from Huntington Beach to Meneffe, located next to Murrieta and Temecula.
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Many soccer athletes suffer from tightness or discomfort in their hip flexors. The common prescription given by soccer coaches is that more stretching needs to be done to loosen up this tightness. However, when the body senses instability or weakness, this can often be perceived as tightness. Combine this weakness with inhibited or stretched out hip flexors and you have a precursor for an injury.

Instead of stretching already weak hip flexors, the solution might be to try and activate or strengthen them. In this video, I demonstrate 5 exercises to improve strength in the hip flexors. These exercises can be very effective in a warm-up or for regular maintenance in soccer athletes or runners.

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Nicholas Sparks has been a standout athlete at Champion’s QUEST since June 2013. When Nick first started training, he set short-term goals to increase his strength, speed and power seen on his vertical jump. Nick also sent long-term goals were to make the Varsity team for soccer and golf for his St. Anthony’s high school team. Eventually, Nick’s goal is to play soccer or golf professionally.

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To reach his goals, Nick has been attending the Speed, Strength and Power clinics to improve his athleticism in preparation of playing soccer and golf at the high school level. Nick also attended Soccer clinics at Champion’s QUEST to focus on his touch on the ball as he develops his technical skills. Nick currently plays cent...

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About a year ago, Coach Kyle Ertel here with the Soccer Academy reported on the progress and parent feedback from Troy Terrones and his family. At that point, Troy was in the summer before his 8th grade year and had only been training at Champion's QUEST for 9 months.

Picture: Troy Terrones #32 scoring a goal in the Man City Cup Tournament over Memorial Day weekend 2017.

Troy's biggest accomplishments as a middle-school soccer player were:

1. Troy's increased FOCUS to workout at any time he had available - inside and outside Champions QUEST.

2. Troy's increased AWARENESS about his nutrition and recognizing the importance of post-workout protein snacks.

3. Troy's increased OBSERVATIONS about his body and the changes his body was making d...

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