CHAMPAIGN- The Stephens Family YMCA partners with PROJECT ATHLETES to launch Fall Speed School & Winter Sport Pre-Season Training for teens across east central Illinois. Registration is NOW Open! Project Athletes is one of the Stephens Family YMCA's new teen outreach programs. It opens structured athletic training and mentoring opportunities for teens across east central Illinois regardless of athletic or financial abilities. Fall Speed School will help young athletes engage in sports training and mentoring independent of organized sports teams and/or to support off-season training from their organized sport. Project Athletes Fall Speed School will run at the Stephens Family YMCA September 12th - November 2nd, 2017. Registration for the Stephens Family YMCA Locker Room is available on this website and additional details are below. Additional Fall 2017 Project Athletes sessions and Locker Room sites to be announced soon!
Summer 2017 Speed School was a success enrolling 55 young athletes representing 11 schools from across central Illinois. Teens got faster, stronger, and more fit as Project Athlete coaches lead them through tough training. Athletic assessment data was tracked for most of the athletes and proved athletic improvement. Our young athletes received reprieve with water balloons, snacks, guest speakers, and games. It was a great summer and we look forward to seeing our summer program athletes at Project Athletes sessions at their schools, the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, and the Stephens Family YMCA this Fall!