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Back to School Time for Your Athlete

August 2, 2017 by Lynn Uknis, Operations ManagerParents, it’s that time of year again. Back to school is upon us and soon your athletes will have to balance a life of school work, socializing and sports activities.  Here are some schools in session survival tips to keep yourself and your athlete in check during the school year.
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Private Sports Training

July 3, 2017 by Lynn Uknis, Operations Manager Private sports training sessions can enhance a player’s skill set and take them to an elite level.  Most professional athletes have had some type of one on one training to refine their skills to get to that next level of play. However, many children of all ages would benefit from one on one instruction as well whether it be for enhancing their skills for an upcoming tryout, or to better their skills in general.  Just like tutors for academics, experienced trainers will examine what your child needs to work on most and tailor a program accordingly. 
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Benefits of Sports Summer Camps

The summer vacation is the perfect time for the younger members of your household to enjoy their free time practicing a sport. Without doubt, the best way to spend their summer vacation is to participate in any sports summer camp, where kids can develop their athletic skills and meet new people.
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Memorial Day…More Than the Picnic

Memorial Day Blog ImageApril 28, 2017 by Lynn Uknis, Operations Manager Memorial Day is one of the two days every year used to honor our veterans. After all they have done for America we must ensure that Memorial Day fulfills the job of honoring everyone, from policemen, to men and women in the army. They would like Memorial Day to be observed as a day of reflection and celebration for all veterans past and present.
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Parents, Are You Supporting Your Athlete Constructively?

Are-You-Supporting-Your-Athlete-Constructively-blogMarch 28, 2017 by Lynn Uknis, Operations Manager Whether your child is just beginning T-ball or is a travel-team soccer all-star or survived the cuts for the high school varsity basketball team, parents take heed.  Your actions are saying more than you think while attending your child’s game and after it ends.Sports is one of few places in a child's life where a parent should say, “This is your thing,” Athletics is one of the best ways for young people to take risks and deal with failure because the consequences aren’t fatal, they aren’t permanent. It’s a game, so players usually don’t want or need a parent to rescue them when something goes wrong. Once a parent is assured the team is a safe environment, release your child to the coach and to the game. That way all successes are theirs, all failures are theirs.
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ADHD and Sports: Should my Child Play?

ADHD and Sports Should my Child PlayFebruary 23 2017 by CAL Sports' blogger Go to any youth organized sports program today and you will see the child who, while out on the court or field, is looking around the stands, playing with his/her uniform, chatting with teammates and appearing unfocused. In the stands sits the parent of that child saying silently, “Please stop and just focus.”  Next to that parent is someone saying “What is that kid doing out there?”  This scenario is the leading reason parents hesitate to put their children in sports who experience ADD/ADHD or other focus struggles.
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Keeping Your Athlete on the Path to Success

February 1, 2017 by Jayson Kohler, Sports Administrator, Basketball CoachCompetitiveKeeping Your Athlete on the Path to Success sport is an ever-growing field that is continuing to trend towards new heights. Student athletes today have access to more training methods and techniques than ever before and this has elevated the level of competition to new standards that have never been seen before. With all that in mind, what can you do to keep your son or daughter at the highest level, and help them gain every advantage they can to stay on top of the competition?
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Jr. NBA Program of the Month

January 27, 2017 by Tara Bucci, Marketing Directorjr. nbaAs some of you may know, the Jr. NBA is an organization most youth sports institutions look up to. They simultaneously teach the fundamentals of basketball, while building youth athlete’s core character values. The Jr. NBA’s pillars presented by Under Armour embrace: FUNdamentals, Hard Work, Respect, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, and Healthy Living. Quite frankly, their pillars aren’t far off from ours here at CAL Sports Academy: Commitment, Determination, Motivation, Strength, and Teamwork, which is why we are overly enthusiastic to be acknowledged by such a reputable organization, and honored to be named the Jr. NBA Program of the Month! Thank you to all of our CAL families and friends for your love and support!
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Our Very Own CAL Cobra: Mia Leonard

Mia LeonardJanuary 12, 2017 By Jayson Kohler, Sports Administrator, Basketball CoachWe are proud to congratulate Mia Leonard on her recent success and being named as one of Suburban One Sports Featured Athletes.Mia is a captain on the varsity girls basketball team at Cheltenham High School, as well as a member of CAL Sports Academy’s girls high school AAU team.Mia has been with us at CAL for two years now and has worked tirelessly to become the player and leader she is today.
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Drop in to CAL: A Simple Request

January 6, 2017 by Tara Bucci, Marketing DirectorgympagebannerTo our CAL community:First and foremost, we want to thank you for your perpetual love and support we receive from each one of our members daily; it is the reason we choose to do what we do! As you know, we are onto our 11th year building Strength through Sports in our community, and we like to think that our positive motivation and energy keeps bringing players back into the gym.
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