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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.

Kailey started her training at Champion’s QUEST Soccer Academy in mid-June of this year. Kailey is 14 years old and plays the left midfielder position. She is a freshman at Cypress High School and will be playing for the Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Team. On the club side, Kailey plays for CDA Slammers HB G03. On Kailey’s first day at Champion’s QUEST, she set some athletic and technical goals for herself. Kailey wanted to increase her endurance, muscular strength, and sprint speed. Also, she wanted to develop a better first touch, improve her shot placement, and earn a spot on the Junior Varsity team at Cypress.

Kailey worked hard during the summer and throughout the fall clocking in 60 hours of training and it showed du...

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Karly Lepel had some killer shots in her last tournament at the Pacific Fall Classic. The 13-year-old water polo player had a total of 18 goals in just 4 games in the 14 & under Gold Bracket.

temp-post-imageKarly has been consistently participating in both Strength and Speed clinics at Champion’s Quest to work on her overall strength and explosiveness. One of the most challenging characteristics for an aquatic athlete is training on land. However, Karly has been excelling in the strength program at Champion’s Quest, and her performance in the pool is reflecting her efforts.

Being able to move quickly and explosively is one of the most important components for a water polo player. Karly feels that she has developed these characteristics in str...

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temp-post-imageNatalie began her training at Champion’s QUEST Soccer Academy during the end of November 2017. Natalie is 14 years old and plays the holding center midfielder position. Natalie is currently playing for FC Premier G04 coached by George Maisterra. She has just begun her high school career at Cerritos High School and will be playing on the Junior Varsity team this upcoming season. On her first day Natalie set some athletic and technical goals for herself to accomplish after a year of training. Athletically Natalie wanted to be able to do 5 or more pull-ups, increase her vertical, improve her sprint speed, and increase her overall upper body strength. Technically Natalie wanted to improve her dribbling skills, make better, quicker decisions off the ball, and improve her ability to distribute accurate passes. To make sure that she reached her goals Natalie came to our facility to train at least twice a week and has completed 200 hours of training over the last year. Natalie attends the strength, speed, and soccer skills clinics. Furthermore, she comes into the facility early to get a workout in before the clinics. As a result of Natalie’s hard work and determination she reached Champion Level on the Champion’s Quest Athletic Assessment chart after her last benchmark testing, the highest level achievable! On top of that, Natalie reached every goal that she set for herself. Natalie has made an overall athletic improvement of 171%! Natalie increased her push-up total from 34 to 77 and her pull up total from 0 to 6. She lowered her sprint time from 1.98s to 1.62s. Natalie posted faster times in all three agility categories: 9.32s to 4.68 on the 1-2, 11.01 to 6.02 on the 1-4, and 5.38 to 3.94 on the SST. On the technical side, Natalie has shown great improvements in her dribbling and passing ability. She makes better decisions on and off the ball and is now one of the vocal leaders on her team. After successfully reaching her year-long goals Natalie is now looking to accomplish her next year-long goal, making it onto the Cerritos High School Varsity Team. Continue to work hard Natalie. We are looking forward to continue working with you and help you reach your goals and future success.

Sleep is a very important part any person’s routine. When we sleep our body gets a chance to rest and our brains use the time to process and store the information we have collected from the day which enhances learning. This is why those who are a younger age need sleep than those who are older, elementary school-aged children should sleep 9-11 hours a night and teenagers 8-10 hours. Since student-athletes spend most of their day at school and practice learning new things they need to get more sleep so their brains can process and sort that new information. While the brain is hard at work, the muscles are being rejuvenated for the next day and do most of their growing and repairing if there is any damage. This is why individuals th...

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My name is Hector Diaz and I am currently a sophomore at Cal State Long Beach. I am majoring in Kinesiology with an option in fitness. My love for sports primarily comes from soccer. I have been playing soccer practically my entire life. I began playing soccer in AYSO region 106 when I was 5 years old and I’ve been playing ever since. I was on the varsity squad at Bellflower high school but only played my senior year due to a knee injury I received my junior year.

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I graduated from Bellflower high school in 2017 and was on the honor roll with a 3.3 GPA. Other academic awards I received include, CSF (California Scholarship Federation) Lifetime member award and I also became a part of the NSHSS (National Society of High School Scholars...

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Cyrus Farrell began his training at with the Champion’s QUEST Soccer Academy in August of 2017. Cyrus is a 14-year-old soccer player and he plays the outside defender position. Cyrus is currently playing in AYSO’s Region 106 in Lakewood. When he first started at Champion’s Quest Cyrus was in eighth grade and set a year-long goal to make it on to his high school soccer team the next year.

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Nathan Mueller Keeps Working Hard During His Summer

Nathan has been attending Champion’s QUEST for a little over a year and every time he comes in he works hard to leave better than he came. He started out wanting to increase his speed and jumping height and with his last assessment he has managed to reach his goals in those two specific areas. Nathan is a baseball athlete and is currently not on any team roster, but is continuing to work hard and plans to try out for one this fall. His long-term goals are to play consistently in competitive baseball tournaments and to earn a spot on the varsity baseball team at Mater Dei High school. He consistently attends strength and glove works clinics, where I have personally seen him make great technical improvements in the two and a half months I have been here. With his recent reassessment testing, Nathan reached 3 of the goals he was working on.
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temp-post-imageMia Valdez started her training at Champion’s QUEST Soccer Academy back in March 2018. Mia is a 14-year-old soccer player who plays the goalkeeper and outside defender positions. Mia will be beginning her first year of high school this Fall at Mayfair High School. When Mia first arrived at Champion’s QUEST, she was playing on the AYSO Extra team for Region 106. However, in July, Mia decided to take her talents to Long Beach and join the FC Long Beach Girls '04 team coached by Adrian Saldana.

On Mia’s first day at Champion's QUEST, she set short-term goals of increasing her sprint speed, overall body strength, and power. Mia also set soccer technical skill goals to improve her passing accuracy, ball control, finishing, an...

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