The foundation of our youth programming is to continue the development of physical literacy through the Train to Train and Train to Compete stages of Long-Term Athlete Development. This is true if a youth is competing in sport or just wanting to live an active lifestyle. Critical to this stage of development is proper strength, mobility and conditioning to assist injury prevention. PISE’s Girl Powered and Boys’ B.L.A.S.T.T. are specifically designed for this purpose, while DRIVE is geared towards high performance development. For more information on EST, SPARK and custom High Performance training for aspiring athletes, please see our High Performance Youth Programs section.
PISE is proud to offer this program that focuses on injury reduction protocols, incorporating progressive strengthening for the core, upper and lower body, plyometrics, functional movement practices and feedback-driven technique modification. These interventions have been shown to be
effective in reducing injuries in young women.
FREE Sample: M May 1 6:00 – 7:00pm Reg. #3840
M 5:00 – 7:00pm May 8 – Jun 26 $77($92) Reg. #3839
BOYS B.L.A.S.T.T. (AGES 11 – 15)
This age-appropriate resistance training program will teach youth the correct lifting techniques in all major functional movement areas required to enhance performance, strengthen bones and muscles, improve balance and help prevent injuries. Each class will focus on the core concepts needed to develop competence and confidence in a Fitness Centre environment while imparting crucial knowledge and safe practices essential to healthy development.
FREE Sample: May 2 5:25 – 6:25pm Reg. #3838
option 1: T 5:25 – 6:25pm May 9 – Jun 27 *$88($103) Reg. #3836
option 2: Th 5:25 – 6:25pm May 11 - Jun 29 *$88($103) Reg. #3837
DRIVE – JUNIOR ROWING STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (AGES 14 – 22, Girls & Boys)
In order to maximize your performance in the shell, it is important to supplement your time on the water with dry land training. This program is created specifically to improve your rowing performance with training protocols designed to increase mobility, decrease the risk of acute and chronic injury and improve strength and power. Developed by former National Team Rower, Lindsay Lynk (née Forget), up and coming rowers will learn the weight room fundamentals and rowing specific conditioning protocols to take their performance to the next level!
session 1: T/Th 6:30 – 7:30am May 2 – Jun 29 *$198($213) Reg. #3833
session 2: T/Th 6:30 – 7:30am May 2 – Jun 29 *$90($105) Reg. #3835
OPTION 1 will take place Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS). Registration will open Jan 5, 2017.
OPTION 2 will take place in the High Performance Gym at PISE. Registration will open Dec 6, 2017.
SPEED, AGILITY AND QUICKNESS (AGES 13 – 17)
Ideal for field, court or skating athletes, these sessions will develop the skills you need to take your performance to the next level. This program focuses specifically on the skills required to move quickly and efficiently by improving your first step quickness, top speed and ability to change direction. Outmaneuver your competition!
Session 1: M 5:00 – 6:00pm Apr 3 – May 29 *$70($85) Reg. #3675
Session 2: M 5:00 – 6:00pm Jun 5 – Jun 26 *$44($59) Reg. #3841
The Spark Athlete Development program introduces young athletes ages 12 – 15 to a high performance lifestyle and is the first step on the developmental pathway to National program recognition. Training sessions are designed to increase fitness, athleticism and physical literacy. They are complimentary to your athlete’s current sport-specific training and competition schedule. Give your exceptional athlete the Spark they need to realize their goals and achieve their potential.
Session 1: T/Th 5:00 – 6:15pm May 2 – Jun 29 *$216($231) Reg. #3843
Session 2: T/Th 5:00 – 6:15pm Jul 4 – Aug 31 *$216($231) Reg. #3983
BOCCIA (age 14+)
Boccia is a Paralympic sport that can be played by anyone, with or without a disability. Originally designed for people with severe cerebral palsy, it is now enjoyed by players with a wide variety of abilities Learn how to play the game of boccia, develop physical literacy skills and knowledge of strategy. Boccia is a sport of precision, focus and accuracy. It is a complex and technical game where players must employ a great degree of both physical coordination and mental foresight, but above all it is FUN! Open to all ages and abilities.
at Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health
Sunday 1:45 – 12:45pm Apr 23 – Jun 11 *$14 ($18) Reg. #3727