Functional strength refers to the ability to effectively transfer one’s strength to any given athletic movement. At Champion’s Quest athletes are not trained in a machine packed gym. Our athletes are trained in an environment where their body control, coordination and core strength is constantly being challenged, just like it will be challenged during competition. Youth athletes are not miniature adults and should never be trained like an adult. Champion’s Quest athletes must first demonstrate strength relative to his or her body weight prior to using a load of weights. Even then the athlete’s strength program is closely monitored by our Performance Coaches in order to promote a safe, progressive and functional environment for the athlete. Read More HERE
The picture on this page demonstrates what can happen when an athlete includes functional strength training in her weekly schedule. Adriana’s athleticism is a direct result of her commitment to a structured program to get her to be the very best that she can be. Adriana started her training in her middle school years so that she would be prepared for the physical demands required at the High School level.
PHOTO: 2/4/10 – Adriana Gjonovich (7) of Los Alamitos, left, leaps for the ball with Natalie Swift (15) of Newport Harbor during a Sunset League girls soccer game at Laurel School in Los Alamitos. Los Al went on to beat Newport Harbor 3-1. Photo by Steven Georges/Press-Telegram (Steven Georges)