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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.

A successful athlete knows that to be at the top of their game, their most important priority is staying healthy and on the field. Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries that soccer players suffer from. These can leave a soccer athlete on the sidelines from weeks to months depending on the severity of the strain.

What is it?

A hamstring strain is a tear to the tendons or large muscles at the back of the thigh and can occur in different severities. The three grades of hamstring injury are:

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Grade 1 – a mild muscle pull or strain

Grade 2 – a partial muscle tear

Grade 3 – a complete muscle tear

The length of time it takes to recover from a hamstring strain will depend on how severe the injury is. A minor muscle pull or strain (grade 1) may take a few days to heal, whereas it could take weeks or months to recover from a muscle tear (grade 2 or 3).

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Savannah Brown, a current Senior, Class of 2018, at Sonora High School strolled through the doors at Champion's QUEST on June 2nd with her father Greg. Savannah was impressed by the success of teammate Kami Haiber who had trained with us up until her senior year of high school season. Kami later graduated from Sonora and is now attending Kansas State and playing soccer.

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The youth sports environment is becoming more and more competitive each and every day. Athletes are joining teams, specializing at an early age to hone skills and parents are seeking the best opportunities for their children on and off the field. I can appreciate the dedication of all families and the attention given to the success of their young athletes. However, I see a great deal of influence coming from outside or external motivation. For example showcases, national rankings, travel ball clubs, and the list goes on an on. But the ultimate edge with any successful athlete comes from internal motivation and the love of the game. This internal motivation is the ultimate edge and is founded in the what I call, the 3 C’s: commitmen...

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Huge congratulations to Sebastian Irwin, one of our Senior left handed pitchers who has made huge strides in his development since starting at Champion's Quest Ballplayer Academy 6 months ago. In that time we have conducted 3 benchmark velocity tests, and he has gained a massive 11 miles per hour on his crow hop throwing test! He has stayed consistent and determined toward his goal. What's neat about Sebastian as well, is that he remains hungry for more despite the success. As he continues to translate this raw lower body athleticism into his pitching delivery, he will certainly continue to reap the rewards of his hard work. He is now starting to draw attention from local colleges/ universities, and I know that he is only still scratching the surface of his overall potential. With his combined ability and savvy on the mound along with a bigger engine, I know he has a very bright future in this game with a continued effort to be the best he can be.
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Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries that soccer players suffer from. These can leave a soccer athlete on the sidelines from weeks to months depending on the severity of the strain. A past hamstring strain raises the risk of another strain by a factor of six to eight times, so preventing the first injury would be really important.

One of the main risk factors for a hamstring strain is a muscular strength imbalance. Soccer players utilize their quadriceps muscle when kicking a ball, pushing off to sprint and when jumping. When the quads are stronger than the hamstrings, the amount of work they are able to perform at any moment can cause a strain of the muscle.

Below is an instructional video with exercises that Champion's Q...

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...Now that question may have crossed your mind or may not have; however, kids always want to be number 1 in soccer and will not wear the #1 jersey (unless they are a Goalkeeper.) So why does the Goalkeeper wear the number 1 jersey and the players scoring all the goals usually wear the number 10, 9, and 7 jerseys?

temp-post-image This Fall, Coach Brittany and Coach Kyle are taking the Soccer athletes through "Soccer School" to teach them the "Whys" of the 11 positions on the soccer field - held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-7pm.
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Naomi Dodd is a 16-year old soccer player who has been training at Champion’s QUEST since May 2015. Naomi is currently a junior at Rosary High School in Fullerton, California and plays for CDA Slammers FC club team. Before beginning her training, Naomi set goals of improving her strength and endurance to be able to play a full game 100%.

In over 83 hours of training, Naomi has improved her total athleticism by 131%. At Champion’s QUEST, Naomi attends Strength, Speed, Power and High School Soccer Clinics to supplement her club training practices. In the last year, Naomi has shown a significant improvement in her strength. She upped her push up score from 25 to 47 repetitions in a minute and her plank hold time from 1:20 to over 4 minutes!
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