I just got off the phone with Coach Tom, from Alpha Gymnastics. We figured out the gymnastics schedule, and here are the details.
When: Tuesday and Thursday nights, 8:00 - 9:00 pm for six weeks.
Where: Alpha Gymnasium, which is on S. Progress Way. It is just west of Twisters Burritos, behind the Colorado School of Dance.
Who: Any freshman or sophomore* on the winter track team. Distance athletes, sprint athletes, field event athletes, doesn't matter. Coach Seppala and Coach Maroney work with Coach Tom of Alpha Gymnastics to provide this opportunity.
Why: This gymnastics program creates strength (physical and mental) in young athletes that cannot be gained anywhere else. Through a rigorous combination of traditional gymnastics, energy systems, yoga, nordic ski drills, and general running strength, this program turns average athletes into exceptional athletes. Every track state champion at Chaparral has been involved with gymnastics, it is a fantastic opportunity to become a better athlete. I highly, highly, highly recommend it.
Other Details: The cost for 12 one hour sessions is $120. (Ten bucks/hour for elite level facilities and coaching is a steal!) Payment can be made in full at the start, or it can be broken up into two payments. Checks can be made out to Alpha Gymnastics. We start on Tuesday the 15th, show up at the gym at 7:45 to fill out any paperwork.
This is not mandatory, but it is an opportunity to become a better athlete, both physically and mentally. I love coaching gymnastics, my daughter does it, and we have been putting this high school program on for seven years now, because it always makes our athletes that much stronger. It's totally worth it. Talk to your parents about it, and try to make it work for you. You won't regret it.
Any questions, of course, email me!
*Coach Tom has decided to offer the program to any juniors and seniors who are seriously interested. We expect perfect attendance, as well as being a excellent role model to the younger kids. If you think this describes you, see you Tuesday night!