Agility training camp challenges student athletes

Posted at 9:05 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 22:12:34-05

The winter months can take a toll on your fitness routine. However, young athletes are pushing the limits through an agility camp designed to challenge the body and mind.

The training is designed to match mental acuity and physical endurance.

Agility was once a training only practiced by top athletes. But it is now considered an essential skill to get the body and mind in maximum physical condition.

“Right now we’re on break so it’s a time to enhance my skills, and maintain physical fitness, and improve myself,” said Natalie Anderson, an avid soccer player. 

Natalie Anderson is one of several participants in a youth speed and agility camp hosted by Mad Training in Cedar Park. She wanted to have a competitive edge.

“It’s definitely a lot of mental preparation and a lot of mental dedication. I know not everyone is going to want to wake up at 7 a.m. and get straight into it, I totally understand that. But it’s the goals that we set, to get ourselves to where we want and force us to do what’s needed to be successful,” Anderson said.

Tim Meyer, the owner of Mad Training, says that winter is an ideal time to start.

“I think it’s a good time for people to get themselves started. I know I take the Christmas time period off for myself so it’s definitely a more advantageous time to get started,” said Meyer.

He says the goals of the camp are concise.

“Move a little bit better. It’s not that they don’t know how to move already, it’s just trying to enhance what they do well,” said Meyer.

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