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Cardio to Keep up With Your Kids

Cardio to Keep up With Your Kids

It can be tricky enough finding the time to work out before you became a parent, and even more so as your family grows. Between your job and your kid’s growing list of extracurricular activities, you may find yourself tight on time. Here are just a few ways busy parents can fit exercise into their already jam-packed week. read more…

Soccer: Building Fitness and Sportsmanship in Today’s Youth

Soccer: Building Fitness and Sportsmanship in Today’s Youth

Soccer is one of the many sports for which Competitive Edge provides year-round camps, workshops and private training. Our skill-boosting training isn’t just for students who aim to make the varsity team or play in competitive leagues, but for students of all levels who have a love of the game. There are many reasons to encourage kids of all ages and athletic ability to consider soccer as an extracurricular activity. read more…

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Part 2

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Part 2

The Competitive Edge team is dedicated to helping educate parents and children on how to adopt and maintain healthy habits. We provide a fun and safe place to swim, play, exercise and develop athletic skills. We also value the role of fitness in developing essential life skills. In Childhood Obesity Awareness Part 1, we looked at the vital role of nutrition; now let’s look at exercise and self-esteem. read more…

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Part 1

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Part 1

Childhood obesity has tripled in the United States since 1970, and rose an additional 5 percent between 2013 and 2016. In honor of Childhood Obesity Awareness month, Competitive Edge aims to be part of the solution. We are passionate about the role regular physical activity plays in eradicating obesity, but we are also passionate about teaching kids to make healthy choices about the food they choose. read more…

Football Safety Tips and What Competitive Edge Offers for Football Players

Football Safety Tips and What Competitive Edge Offers for Football Players

Football remains the leading cause of all school sports injuries. This includes minor sprain and strains, to major injuries to the knee and shoulder. Head injuries and concussions are of such great concern that even the major league has implemented strict new protocols. There are many things coaches, parents and athletes can do to improve football safety, a few of which are detailed below. read more…

Back to School and Sports Series: Managing Multiple Sports

Back to School and Sports Series: Managing Multiple Sports

One of the fastest growing trends in sports is to develop multiple, yet complementary, athletic skills. In fact, parents should encourage their kids to at least try other sports, because you never know if you excel at something until you try. While there are many benefits to the cross-training aspect of managing multiple sports, you have to keep things organized. read more…

Back to School and Sports Series: Coming Back From a Sports Injury

Back to School and Sports Series: Coming Back From a Sports Injury

Whether you’ve suffered a sprain, strain, fracture or broken bone, coming back from a sports injury takes time. Recovery is often frustrating for athletes who want to get back in the game ASAP. Instead, athletes must invest all of their energy in the physical therapy and healing time required to repair. These are uncharted waters for athletes which present an entirely new challenge. read more…

Back to School and Sports Series: Balancing School, Work and Sports

Back to School and Sports Series: Balancing School, Work and Sports

Kids today are busier than ever. They have a full day at school, their seasonal athletics, year-round extracurricular training and maybe even a job. With so much to juggle, students must be careful that they are not spreading themselves too thin. The key is to achieve balance in a schedule that is packed to the gills — especially when transitioning from their summer schedule back to school. read more…

Competitive Edge Facility: Our Weight Training Room is Seriously Heavy

Competitive Edge Facility: Our Weight Training Room is Seriously Heavy

It used to be that all a student was expected to do was train on the skills required for their sport of choice. Sometimes this included cross training, but in most cases it focused primarily on technique-improving drills. However, this approach is no longer sufficient for helping athletes to fully develop their athletic skills. This is why Competitive Edge is proud to offer weight training through Sport Performance Optimum Training (S.P.O.T.) for our student athletes. read more…

Open Turf: Where Agility Is Honed

Open Turf: Where Agility Is Honed

Competitive Edge provides our student athletes with a training facility designed to improve athletic performance on all levels. This is why we offer speed and agility training in our spacious 1,300 square foot open turf area. Our open turf is available for scheduled training sessions, clinics and camps — all of which focus on improving speed, technique, strength, stamina, flexibility and stability. Our open turf drills can be set up to train for both sport-specific skills and overall performance. read more…

Sports and Character Series: Integrity

Sports and Character Series: Integrity

Integrity in athletics goes beyond playing by the rules of the game or respecting a referee’s ruling. True athletic integrity requires athletes to remain competitive without seeking methods of advancement that lack morals and ethics. While the concept seems simple, it’s surprising how quickly athletes can find themselves trying to justify gray areas. read more…

Sports and Character Series: Positive Attitude

Sports and Character Series: Positive Attitude

There are similar combinations of words which have easily slipped out of almost every parent’s mouth. In this case, something along the lines of “You need to adjust your attitude,” or “I don’t like your attitude.” But have you ever really stopped to consider what skills are required to develop a positive attitude? When it comes to athletic performance, here’s what it entails. read more…

Sports and Character: Perseverance

Sports and Character: Perseverance

Perseverance is a skill every athlete must develop in order to succeed. This includes the perseverance to make it through a challenging game, to further develop their technique and to face the challenges of each season head-on. Perseverance is a transferable skillset that helps with time management, achieving long-term goals, and learning the invaluable lessons of life and sport’s inevitable mistakes and setbacks. read more…

Competitive Edge Camps: Cooperation and Teamwork

Competitive Edge Camps: Cooperation and Teamwork

Competitive Edge sports camps aren’t just designed for kids who are avid athletes. We offer a supportive and at-your-own-pace multi-sport day camp that teaches students a variety of athletic and life skills. Two of the most valuable life skills our campers leave with are cooperation and teamwork. read more…

Sports and Character Series: There’s No “I” in Team

Sports and Character Series: There’s No “I” in Team

As adults, we comprehend how frustrating it can be professionally to have a fellow team member who is anything but interested in working together as a cohesive team. While we can try our best to explain teamwork to our kids, it’s a skill that must be developed from firsthand experience. What better way to do that than by participating in team sports? read more…

Sign Your Kids Up for Competitive Edge Summer Camp Today!

Sign Your Kids Up for Competitive Edge Summer Camp Today!

Summer is almost here, and what better way to keep your kids active and engaged than summer camp? Our summer camps are available for students ages six through thirteen, and groups are assigned by skill, strength and ability. Camp operates Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — with before- and after-hour care available for working parents. Sign your elementary and middle school students up for just one week or many! read more…