It’s amazing how much farther we can push the World Cup session athletes compared to the younger Europa Cuppers. Right off the bat, the staff was able to up the ante during the Team Challenges in the ELITEAM woods… and did the campers ever respond!
The teams really worked hard together to solve the problems presented to them. In fact, in both the Tire Cross Challenge and the Numbers Game, they set new records, and did it with completely different tactics. It’s not often I see the campers try something that I haven’t seen before. Well done.
However, it wasn’t all glory as Devon was unceremoniously dumped to the ground after being carried successfully through the spider’s web. The team was so focused on the “carry through” that they completely forgot about the “gentle dismount”. After a giggle-attack, she brushed herself off and was right back at it.
The rains came as we finished up in the woods, so we headed to the Dorms for some down time and to finish unpacking. Then, after devouring buckets of spaghetti and garlic bread, it was time for Agility 101. Up first was an eye/hand/foot coordination event called the Dowel challenge. Jake the “Dowel-Walker” made it look easy, pacing the boys to a victory. That was followed by some Bamboo exercises. Then came some agility relays on the field. (Check out the video links below for some of the action.) Focusing on perfection, as well as speed, each camper gave it their all. And as always, push-ups were given out at will by Sir Andrew who appreciates a straight & tight line-up. There were smiles all around.
Tomorrow is all about burning quads with the leg routines and deep breathing in the ropes courses. Weather looks perfect.
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Video 1– Sprint Relays… and then Coach Chad gets 5 push-ups.
Video 2– One Legged Relays
Video 3– Jake Sprinting- wait for the whistle, then rip it!
Video 4– Devon- 3 Tuck Jumps and then Sprint!