Today at ELITEAM…
We got a little tougher! Our theme this summer is “Tougher, Stronger, Fitter, Faster”, so this afternoon we broke into five groups and rotated through a variety of challenges to work on each of these aspects:
Burpees- 100 burpees in 10 minutes… talk about digging deep! TOUGHER
Boxing- Coach Zack led a challenging upper body and core strength workout. Lots of excited aggression in this one! STRONGER
Memorization game- Train your brain! We love to work the Sports Psych side of athletics. Our bodies AND our minds need to be fit. FITTER
Bergundtal- Where speed, agility and risk all come together. FASTER
The Nitro- Teamwork is the only way to succeed! This week we are one big ELITEAM Family.
We refueled with a big pasta dinner and kept the action going with an Agility Pole workout and Crazy Relays. With so many new athletes joining us, they were a bit confused at first by some of our unconventional moves (ever heard of high-knee-butt-kicks?!), but they quickly got the hang of things and we were all sweating, smiling and grooving together on the field.
Check the EC photo gallery in the morning to see shots of all of our Day 1 action!
What activity did you like best today and why?
Sophia H- The Berg because it’s fun to do yourself and it’s fun to watch other people do it.
Hannah B- I liked the berg because I set a new record for myself.
Ema Claire L- Nitro because it was fun to swing on the handle and try to get all my teammates including me on the objects.
Sofia P- I liked the Nitro because we worked as a team.
Aleks T- I liked the boxing and the burpies because we get a real exercise.
Summer F- Berg because it was challenging but a fun challenge.
Gus B- The Berg becauseit is fun if you go fast.
Ty- Nitro because it was hard.
Tiger M- Nitro because I like having to work together by thinking of other things.
Jack G- Berg because I liked going fast.
Caedon M- Burpees because you need speed.
Ansel G- I liked the Nitro because we did the fastest time.
Ollie- Berg because it was lots of fun.
Will D- Berg. It was fun going fast.
August D- Nitro because it was fun and involved skill.
What was your most challenging moment, and how did you push through it?
Sonja- The last burpee, and I just had to tell myself that I was done and it would be over soon! Spoiler- I felt awesome afterwards!
Cannon M- The 100 burpees were hard, but I thought about how I would feel really good after I finished them.
Anna D- I thought that the burpees were the hardest part, I pushed through by knowing that every 10 burpees was 10 burpees less.
Kate D- The burpees because it tired my lungs out. I pushed through, because I knew I was almost done.
Aleks- When the burpees started to burn, but I just made it look like we were laying eggs.
Gus B- I think it is fun to count in different languages and you forget about burpees.
Ty C- Berg. I got up when I fell.
Tiger M- Getting in sweaty boxing gloves.
Jack G- Burpees. I thought about the form of each one.
Henry R- Boxing. I knew it would make me stronger.
Logan M- Burpees because we did go dig deep.
Kristof N- Burpees. I pushed through it because I knew it would make me stronger.
If you could tell your parents one thing right now, what would it be?
Sophia H- Hello.
Sonja P- Hi. I’m having fun. Don’t freak out while I’m gone.
Hannah B- I miss you. Send Oliver kisses for me, and I’m having loads of fun!
Cannon- ELITEAM was really fun today.
Anna D- I love you.
Ema Claire L- I LOVE YOU and I’m having a great time here at camp!
Kate D- I love you and I had so much fun today.
Sofia P- I am missing you but having fun.
Aleks T- Doug was all burpee crazy.
Summer F- Camp is sick. I have a bunch of friends! Luv you.
Gus B- This camp is so fun!
Ty C- I miss you.
Tiger M- I’m having fun!
Jack G- It is fun.
Caedon M- Doug makes things fun.
Henry R- Doug + Devon + Ben + Teddy make it fun.
Ansel G- I am having fun.
Logan M- I’m having fun.
Ollie L- I’m having loads of fun.
Kristof Niss- I am having fun.
Will D- I’m having fun.
August D- Just how demanding and fun eliteam is and Doug is my favorite coach!