Helping Your Athletes Set Goals

HELPING YOUR ATHLETE SET GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

It’s so important to have goals. Having something to continuously work towards will help stay motivated and keep you progressing.  No matter how young your athlete is they can start to crate and achieve goals with your guidance.

Sometimes we see students who come to class and do whatever they can just to get through the day.  We know you love what you’re doing and love coming to class! To have goals for yourself will help you stay motivated instead of treating your awesome extracurricular activity as a chore.

 

*Think about the goals:

Pre season

Season

Post season

Next season

 

*Write the goals down:

Writing your goals down makes it a little more real.  You can see your goals and start to take the next steps in achieving them.

 

*Make goals realistic and achievable:

Your goals need to be attainable. If you are a beginner make sure your goal in 3 weeks isn’t to have an advanced skill. We don’t want to set ourselves up for failure. We may want those big tricks eventually but make sure we take the proper steps to get there safely and correct. Talk to your coaches about what the next step is and what you can do to get there faster and achieve your goal.

Parents: Help your athlete understand what they need.  Take the time to sit down together and talk about what they want for themselves and what they want to achieve with the sport they are in. Be realistic with your athlete. Keep in mind their strengths and weaknesses and never compare them to any other athlete

 

*Have a timeline:

Timelines are very important.  We want to get to the big picture, but we can’t get there without all of the smaller goals that come before. Just like setting your realistic/achievable goals we want to set a timeline that fits.

For example:

Your have tryouts in March of next season and you need a few skills you either have never done or you haven’t practiced in a while.  For bigger or harder goals, you want to give yourself about 6 months to a year. This insures you have all the strength and proper lead ups for quality long lasting results.

If you have what you need for your tryouts but want to upgrade or clean up what you have, you may not need as long of a timeline.

Give yourself enough time.

Have a start date and an end date that you absolutely need your skill on your own and go from there.

Parents: After your student has set their goals get out your calendars. Having a good timeline also includes knowing when events are coming up and who is better at keeping schedules than parents.  Help your athlete plan time when to do extra practices and help them set reminders to keep them motivated.

 

*Talk to the people that count:

Do your homework.  You want to achieve these amazing goals and you will do it with the right information. Youtube probably won’t show you the lead ups, strength, flexibility and time it takes to achieve your goals. Talk to your coaches, parents, teachers, mentors, etc. and start making your goals a reality today

 

AW Picnic In The Park

FREE BBQAcademy West is throwing a FREE picnic for YOU!

 We want to THANK all of our Academy West Parents, students and new friends that want to join!
This is an open event for anyone who likes to eat hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips, playing games with our fun coaches, and have good conversations with the Academy West Staff!

We will be RAFFLING off a ton of great items like: private lessons, fitness passes, leotards, AW swag, and more!!

For those of you that have been to this fun event before let everyone know how much fun you had by sharing this post with all your friends!

THINGS TO BRING:
*swimming suit (for splash pad and games)
*towel
*sun screen
*shade! Be aware that the pavilion is small so feel free to bring your own canopies, umbrellas, etc
*Chairs or blankets!

Ron Wood Splash Pad on July 30th, 11:00am-2:00pm
SEE YOU THERE!

Hiring Dance Instructors

Academy West is looking to hire dance instructors to join the AWDance family!

Looking for applicants that are positive, willing to learn, experienced, and love the art of dance!

The student ages range from 3yrs to 18yrs

Experience in these styles are prefered (training available to the right applicant): Jazz, Ballet, and contemporary with an option to cross train in Acro 🙂

If you or someone you know is looking for a few extra hours a week and love dance, download an application from awgym.com (click under the forms tab) or email your resume to Amy (Dance Director) at amy@awgym.com !

AWDance Team Try-outs and Precision Dance Camp

THIS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY @ ACADEMY WEST!!!

COME BE A PART OF THE ACADEMY WEST DANCE FAMILY!!
Tryouts: June 22nd and 23rd

Wednesday June 22nd: Precision Dance Camp with the 1st Place National Champs the BYU Cougarettes! only $50 for 6 hours of training! Beg-Adv dancers
@ Academy West from 2:00-8:00pm

Thursday June 23rd: AWDance tryouts!!! FREE!! Routines learned at the dance camp will be done at the tryouts. Bring water and show up 10 min early to get a picture taken and your audition number!
3:00-5:00pm: Advanced tryouts
5:00-7:00pm: Beginning tryouts
7:00-9:00pm: Intermediate tryouts
results will be given out via email or phone call

**PARENT MEETING for all 2016-2017 AWDance Team Members Friday June 24th 7:00pm@ Academy West

There are a TON of dance studios out there and choosing one might be hard. This is what Academy West has to offer:
3 Levels of Hip Hop
5 Levels of Jazz
6 Levels of Ballet
9 Levels of Acrobatic Arts
Combo classes
*Certified Instructors who continue their education year round
*All Staff is CPR certified
*LOTS of equipment to help each student learn dance and acro skills safely
*Skill sheets for every class your student is in. You can see the progress all year!

*Academy West Comp Dance teams are also statewide and National Champs!

Throughout the competitive seasons, AWDance has received first places in every routine (including solos, duets, and trios). They also received Best Costuming, Best Sportsmanship, Over High Point Champs, Best Precision, and overall mini Elite Technique just to name a few!!!

check us out @ awgym.com

Professional photos by Utah Team Photography and Kaycee McCleve!

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AWDance Tryouts and Precision Dance Camp

THIS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY!!! (June 22nd and 23rd)

COME BE A PART OF THE ACADEMY WEST DANCE FAMILY!!
Tryouts: June 22nd and 23rd

Wednesday June 22nd: Precision Dance Camp with the 1st Place National Champs the BYU Cougarettes! only $50 for 6 hours of training! Beg-Adv dancers

@ Academy West from 2:00-8:00pm

Thursday June 23rd: AWDance tryouts!! Routines learned at the dance camp will be done at the tryouts.
3:00-5:00pm: Advanced tryouts
5:00-7:00pm: Beginning tryouts
7:00-9:00pm: Intermediate tryouts
results will be given out via email or phone call

**PARENT MEETING for all 2016-2017 AWDance team members Friday June 24th 7:00pm

There are a TON of dance studios out there and choosing one might be hard. This is what Academy West has to offer:
3 Levels of Hip Hop
5 Levels of Jazz
6 Levels of Ballet
9 Levels of Acrobatic Arts
Combo classes
*Certified Instructors who continue their education year round
*All Staff is CPR certified
*LOTS of equipment to help each student learn dance and acro skills safely
*Skill sheets for every class your student is in. You can see the progress all year!

*Academy West Comp Dance teams are also statewide and National Champs!

Throughout the competitive seasons, AWDance has received first places in every routine (including solos, duets, and trios). They also received Best Costuming, Best Sportsmanship, Over High Point Champs, Best Precision, and overall mini Elite Technique just to name a few!!!

check us out @ awgym.com

Professional photos by Utah Team Photography and Kaycee McCleve!

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PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT

 

academywest-logo-0214-largeAcademy West Preschool is now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year!!

The Preschool program incorporates letters, numbers, science, reading, singing, field trips, Gymnastics and so much more!!

If you sign up before June 1st you will receive FREE registration!

(does not include the materials fee)

sign up online @ awgym.com or call the Preschool Director, Kristie Bird @ (801) 282-1330

 

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PRESCHOOL FIELDTRIP

 

Academy West Preschool went to Harmons to learn about dairy, meat, produce, the deli & the bakery!

The tour guide (Abby) was very informative and the kids had a blast!!

Thank you to the preschool teachers for educating the preschoolers on so much more that just numbers and letters and thank you Jasmine Anderson for setting up the field trip!

Academy West-Champions For Life!!

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ACADEMY WEST HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

ACADEMY WEST HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

DATE: October 30th

TIME: 5:00-9:00pmhalloween 4

LOCATION: Academy West

PRICE: $10 per participant

2 yrs. and younger are free! 8 yrs and younger need to be accompanied by a parent. Parents are free!

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Your wristband includes dinner and a drink, unlimited games, tickets and prizes, haunted house, scavenger hunt, bounce house access, and more!

DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR COSTUME!!

PERFORMANCE: There will be a performance from the AWDance team, optional gymnasts, and tnt tumblers.  We will be closing down the games at 7:30pm and the performance will start at 7:45pm

SLIME:Throughout the month of October you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite coach you want to see slimed!!! After the performances we will tally up the rest of the sliming tickets and SLIME your favorite coach!

 TICKETS AVAILABLE IN THE AW OFFICE OR YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM FROM AN AWDANCE TEAM MEMBER!

CALL 801-282-1330, email amy@awgym.com, or office@awgym.com if you have questions

Healthy Tips for Healthy Kids

HEALTHY KIDS:
Immune boosting tips to stay healthy during the new school year

1.OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS (FISH OIL/COD LIVER OIL)

Prevents inflammation attack by toxins and pathogens, good for brain and helps with focus

2. PROBIOTICS

80% of the immune system is dependent on your gut health-Probiotics help keep your gut healthy.

3. VITAMIN D3

Helps prevent common colds and flu, building strong bones and preventing chronic diseases.

4. MULTIVITAMIN WITH MINERALS

Nourish the cells in the body. Most food doesn’t provide the nutrients a growing body needs. Use kid friendly vitamins without dyes, and other artificial ingredients.

5. VITAMIN C

Has anti-inflammatory effects, antioxidant activity, and antibiotic qualities.tree

TIPS FOR GIVING SUPPLEMENTS TO KIDS:

Use a blender to mix powder supplements with organic fruit, milk, or try honey for kids 1yrs and older. Supplements in capsule form can be opened to blend or pour onto something your child will eat. Try yummy flavored chewable supplements when available.

Academy West is HIRING!

***Academy West is looking for new people to come join our AW family!  We are looking for people to help share the love of gymnastics and tumbling with the rest of the AW crew! If you or someone you know is interested in a part time position please fill out an application and turn it into the front desk at Academy West! The application is available under the forms tab on the website! Teaching is our passion and we want others to help us share that passion!20140919_222755

 

 

Candidates: 16+ years old, experience wanted but not required. Dedicated, positive, hardworking, flexible (schedule not splits!), upbeat, and loves working with children! Training wages start at $8/ hr.!