DAILY DOSE OF DOUG-
Big Day, Bigger Athletes
Always a shock going from the Europa Cup athletes to the older World Cuppers. We can push them farther, challenge them more and see gains and improvements instantly. As always I am on the Burpee station on day one and we hammered out 70 in 10 minutes. That averages a Burpee every 9 seconds for ten minutes. It hardly phased them. They were motivated personally to get stronger, but also by the fact that every Burpee we do this week helps others. For more info on that go to : https://www.crowdrise.com/ELITEAMBurpeeChallenge. After today we are at 56,250 on our way to 100K.
After dinner we focused on Agility by using poles and relays. We talked about how something completely made-up like High-knee Butt-kicks could help them in the Slalom course as well as on the lacrosse field. There were some interesting and funny moves out on the field tonight that we may just see in the gates in January! If you made a mistake you had to drop and give the coaches two push-ups for every pole hit. Let’s just say there were a lot of push-ups going on.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS from the Staff
Coaches Morgan & Devon:
– Charlie S doing push-ups with boxing gloves on.
Coaches Zack & Sarah:
– Coach Zack reminding the campers to “love the burn” because that means you are getting the most out of what you are doing.
– Coach Sarah and Dylan made up an awesome secret handshake.
– Sophia absolutely killed it on the box jumps and shattered the record time for a single lap of the box circle.
– Campers asking…
“Is my grrrr face good enough for the camera?”
“What happens if my hands get dirty while climbing the Heart-attack Hill?”
– The kids were so excited to use the new RPC they remarked “It looks so clean!” And “It smells fresh out of the box!”
– It was very memorable to see the campers trying to charge two punching bags, the same sizes as they are, up the hill at the obstacle course. They took on the challenge with an Energy that displayed how excited they were to be at Eliteam.
Campers Charlie to Will M. after they made it to the final round of the pole game (running back and forth and catching each others pole without it touching the ground) … “Okay NOW we can high five.”
What Activity did you like the best today and why?
Gerrit: I really liked the box jump because I went really fast and I felt very agile and had a ton of fun
Ray: The Obstacle Course because is was so exciting and the course is so challenging.
Will: The Obstacle Course as it has so much – a variety of exercises
Will M: The Obstacle course because you get so dirty and it is wicked fun
Owen: The Obstace course because it pushed you hard to the limit in every way
Gianna- Poles. It was fun.
Madeline- The relays and encouraging everyone.
Isabella- The relays.
Quinn- The pole things & obstacle course, except for the start.
Sophie- Obstacle, boxing, pole agility.
Blake- I liked box jumps. I love skiing slalom so I thought this was similar.
Addie- The agility sticks. It’s always so fun how we can go at our own pace. The relay races were also awesome. We all love competition!
What was your most challenging moment and how did you push through it?
Gerrit: The Burpees because I got really tired and had to “Dig Deep”.
Ray: The most challenging was pushing through the weight up the hill.
Will R: Heart Attack Hill was very challenging. It was very slippery and it took determination and digging deep to push through to the finish.
Frans: Walking out of the Dining Hall as it will be breakfast time before I get more food.
Owen: The Obstacle Course. It made me feel sore in the core and legs.
Gianna- Climbing up the hill in the obstacle course.
Madeline- The obstacle course and just telling myself how good I will feel when I am done.
Isabella- Running up the obstacle hill.
Casey- I couldn’t carry the boxing bags up the hill. My arms aren’t long enough.
Sophie- The tucks. I pushed through it by telling myself I could do it.
Blake- The 70th burpee. My legs were burning and I wanted to stop so badly but I kept a positive mind set and did it.
If you could tell your Dad one thing right now, what would it be?
Gerrit: I am having a ton of Fun!
Ray: I would tell him today was so much fun and exciting and most importantly challenging.
Will R: Have fun at Work!
TJ: I have done 90 Burpees already!
Owen: Come here – you will love it.
Madeline- How much of an impact he has had on me.
Casey- Don’t pick me up!
Quinn- I love you.
Sophie- I miss you so much! And I wish you were here.
Addie- I miss you and I love you. Have fun on your business trip!
Blake- 100 burpees are a lot of burpees.