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Soccer Success Story: Vivian Lopez

Vivian Lopez walked through the doors of Champion’s QUEST back in July of 2015 looking to increase her strength on the soccer field, as well as her technical ball skills. Vivian’s long-term goal is to play soccer professionally. fullsizerender-26

Currently, Vivian plays center midfield for her club soccer team TFA-S.E.L.A ’05, coached by Frank Lopez. Vivian and her team recently competed in the Southwest Soccer Club Labor Day Classic tournament this past weekend. Her team went undefeated, totaling 14 goals scored and conceding none, on their way to winning the championship.

Other tournaments that Vivian’s TFA team have won this summer include the Southwest Soccer Club Summer Classic in Temecula, the Nike Pyramid Cup in South Bay, YVYSO Spartan Cup in Yucaipa, CSL Cal Cup and Celtic Cup in San Bernardino.img_0414

At Champion’s QUEST, Vivian attends Speed and Strength clinics to develop her athleticism on the soccer field to complement her technical skills. In just over a year of training, Vivian has shown progress across the board in her athleticism. She improved her power by increasing her standing vertical jump from 14 to 17 inches. Vivian also made significant strides in her speed by lowering her 10-yard sprint time from 2.28s to 1.87s and her 5-10-5 change of direction times by over a second.

However, Vivian showed her biggest improvements in her total body strength. She increased her push up score from 5 to 40 repetitions (1 minute limit) and her plank hold time by 3 minutes! In total, Vivian has improved her athleticism by over 380% since beginning training at Champion’s QUEST.

Keep up all the hard work Vivian! I’m excited to hear of your continued success on and off the soccer field this year. Enjoy your Play It Again Sports $20 “Fun Bucks” coupon at the Los Alamitos location on Katella. Click below to try out on of our athletic performance clinics!

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Parent Testimonial: Jack Mc Carty-Gann

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“THE MAKING OF A CHAMPION BASEBALL PLAYER”

Jack  loves baseball, he has been at Champion’s Quest for over 3 months now and he doing a great job.  We are extremely proud of his positive attitude, hard work and dedication to his pursuit of being the best.  We know that it takes a complete effort by the parents, the coaches at Champion’s Quest and most importantly, the commitment from the athlete.  His Mom Kelley sees the results and is very happy with Jack’s progress.

Mother Kelley’s View:

“Jackson growth since starting Champions Quest is so noticeable! His skill level has improved in just 3 months. His coordination with running is the highlight because he has long legs and long arms and could not get them to work together before spending time in the speed clinics!”

Thank you Champions Quest staff!

Mother of Jackson

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As you can see the parent’s view plays a vital part in the success of their athlete.  It is so important that not only the athlete feels the experience of development, but also that the parent sees the overall change of their children. Therefore, I must say  BRAVO to the Champion’s Quest Staff for making Jack’s athleticism and confidence soar!!!

“Congratulations Jack and Keep Living Like A Champion”

Coach Reggie Ward

Assistant Athletic Director

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reggiew@championsquest.com

Softball Star on the Raise

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We have a phenomenal athlete named is Tessa Hurley who has  a strong sports career in Softball ahead of her. She is a member of the Firecrackers 10U Softball team. It was back in January of 2014 that Tessa started our program here at Champion’s QUEST and she followed in the foot steps of her two older sisters that were also members of our program as well. She did have a couple of set backs due to injuries at her start but what 9-10 year old can go a full year without getting injured. Within this Summer quarter she was able to have big gains yet in our program. Her improvements have helped her team to a number of tournament first places and runner-ups, with this being her first full year on a travel team they were able to finish in the top 10 for PGF (Premier Girls Fastpitch) for their age group.

8softball.0605_0.jpgThis year, her team had  a very solid run and Tessa was a big part of their success with a 0.397 batting average and 57 runs batted in for the year. In PGF play she was able to again out perform most of her teammates with a 0.444 batting average and 3 runs batted in. Tessa is a full year younger than anyone on her team and will playing up a year with the same girls next year as she will move up to 12U softball as an eligible 10U player.

Everything that I have seen out of Tessa has nothing short of amazing. She has a strong solid arm that helps on the field getting that out on first. Her quickness is above any athlete her age and she is  very focused when in competition. There is a bright and solid future for her in Softball at the high school and collegiate levels. I wish Tessa and her other siblings the best in all that they do and will continue to work  with her throughout her high school career.

 

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Coach Derrick Campbell, USTF-L1

 

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Success Story: Billy Poe: “ An Athlete with a Heart”

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Billy has attended Champion’s Quest for over the last 6 months and his development has been fantastic. Billy, has achieved is a better athlete, a better student and is upholding the true meaning of a champion on and off the field. But what makes Billy truly unique is his innate sincerity towards others.

 

 

 

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Billy is the most polite, appreciative and thoughtful athlete that I have ever coached. For example, he always greets me with a smile, a high five and ends every private session no matter how difficult, with a simple,yet powerful statement, THANK YOU COACH REGGIE. Billy attends St. Hedwig’s where he is on the student council, plays baseball and recently made the football team for the upcoming season.

 

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Billy is an outstanding student, loves helping others and excels in mathematics. This type of commitment allows Billy to have fun, relax and that ’s where his athleticism begins to shine.  For example, Billy’s athleticism  has improved  leaps and bounds.  His performance is now a whopping + 297% since he began at Champion’s Quest. This is the result of commitment, hard work and focusing on getting better each and everyday.

Keep Making it happen Billy Poe!!!

Coach Reggie Ward

Assistant Athletic Director

reggiew@championsquest.com

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Soccer Parent Testimonial: Nicholas Rosales

Nicholas Rosales walked through the doors ofChampion’s QUEST back in January of 2016 with short-term goals of improving his agility, upper body and core strength to improve his athleticism on the soccer field. Nicholas went on to earn team MVP honors on his Cypress High School Frosh/Soph soccer team this past season.

Nicholas Rosales MVPAs a freshman, Nicholas also ran with the Varsity Cross Country team and had goals of running with the Varsity Track team as well. Nicholas worked hard to improve his strength at Champion’s QUEST and went on to accomplish his goal. He competed with the Varsity Track & Field team this past season and finished in 28th place in the 800m and 24th in the 1600m during the Jim Polite Walnut Invitational.

“His core is a lot stronger and you can just tell by the way that he moves. Nicholas has that extra gas in the tank when he competes. When the bell rings for the final lap of the race, he can just take off and doesn’t let anyone catch him.” -Pamela Rosales

Keep up all the hard work Nicholas and I’m excited to hear about many more accomplishments in the future!

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Coach Kyle Ertel, Soccer Performance Coach, CSCS USA-W USSF

Kyle@ChampionsQUEST.com       562-598-2600

Summer of Soccer Success: TFA Girls ’05

The true measure of a team comes from their character on and off the field, how they deal with adversity, and their ability to come together as a unified group. The improvement and quality of play should always come first before win/loss records and this is something that Frank Lopez, coach of the Total Football Academy S.E. LA ’05 girls team, often stresses with his squad. However, not only has the level of play improved for the TFA girls, but the results have been seen in their success on the field.IMG_0420

The U-11 TFA girls team have played in 6 tournaments so far this year, finishing in 1st place in 5 of them.  Tournaments won include the Southwest Soccer Club Elite Summer Classic in Temecula, the Nike Pyramid Cup in South Bay, YVYSO Spartan Cup in Yucaipa, CSL Cal Cup and Celtic Cup in San Bernardino. They were also finalists in the Cerritos Memorial Cup, the only tournament they didn’t win.

IMG_0066.JPGThe U-11 TFA  girls have also been recognized nationally for their success on the pitch. They are currently ranked 8th in Cal South and 133th nationally among club teams in their age group. Three athletes from the ’05 TFA S.E. LA team currently train at Champion’s QUEST on a weekly basis and have made significant improvements in their athleticism and technical ability. These athletes are Sherry Diep, Vivian Lopez, and Kristin Mijares.

Keep up all the hard work girls and I’m looking forward to many more championships!

 

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Coach Kyle Ertel, Soccer Performance Coach, CSCS USA-W USSF

Kyle@ChampionsQUEST.com       562-598-2600

TRIPLE THREAT: Nicholas Rosales

Nicholas Rosales walked in the doors of Champion’s QUEST to prepare for high school soccer after a successful Cross Country season at Cypress High School. As a freshman, Nicholas ran with the Varsity Cross Country team and had a best finish of 17th place in the Empire League Meet with a 3-mile time of 16:48. Nicholas Rosales MVP

Nicholas set goals of improving his agility, along with his upper body and core strength to improve his athleticism on the soccer field. Nicholas was a standout defender for the Frosh/Soph soccer team this past season and was named team MVP by his peers. 

Currently, Nicholas is running track for Cypress HS where he competes in the 800m and 1600m events. Nicholas finished in 1st place in the Frosh/Soph St. Paul Classic in Santa Fe Springs, where he ran 2:08.67 in the 800m. He has since competed with the Varsity Track & Field team and finished in 28th place in the 800m and 24th in the 1600m during the Jim Polite Walnut Invitational.

Keep up all the hard work Nicholas! Enjoy your Play It Again Sports $20 “Fun Bucks” coupon at the Los Alamitos location on KatellaLosAlamitosPlayItAgainSportsAbout the Author:CQ headshot

Coach Kyle Ertel, Soccer Performance Coach, CSCS USA-W USSF

Kyle@ChampionsQUEST.com       562-598-2600