It’s truly hard to believe that we started ELITEAM in 1991. Fellow US Ski Teamer Kraig Sourbeer and I opened up camp to 30 energized athletes for one week that year. The program has grown and changed over the years, but the focus continues to be the same – teach young athletes the importance becoming a “complete” athlete while having an unforgettably fun time!
This year, 95% of our staff are ELITEAM alums. They are hand-picked for their energy, helpfulness, maturity, and willingness to give their all to the campers. Speaking of ELITEAM Alums, we can count Olympians, World Cup racers, National Champions, NCAA Champions, and State Champions as athletes that have done the “Sprinkler” at the ELITEAM Olympics.
I’ve been approached countless times by people that say, “Remember me? I went to ELITEAM!” They talk of the Leg Routine and Ropes Course, or Andrew’s Crazy Relays or Dish Duty. But what gives us the most pride is when they say, “The one thing that I remember most, is that ELITEAM inspired me to push myself.”
Both Kelley and I, along with our staff, look forward to inspiring your kids this Summer to find the confidence to push through their limits too.
Be sure to check back here daily for the blog and pictures of ELITEAM 2011.