Here is How the Program Works

The PowerStrength Difference

 

Here at PowerStrength, what we do is about much more than just getting your child, bigger, faster and stronger. What we really focus on is improving their self-confidence & self-esteem.

Our PowerStrength Pyramid Principles are about empowering young athletes to reach their full potential not only in sports, but also in life as a sense of self-confidence, commitment and dedication are instilled throughout their time with us. These “bricks” set the foundation for their successful future!

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Principle 1: Growth Mindset and ‘Complacency Kills’ Mindset

We teach our athletes that no matter your ability level, there is always room to improve. We don’t blame others or the circumstance. One of the biggest lessons we teach kids is that you’re 100% responsible for your own success in life. And this starts with taking ownership over your personal development not only in sports, but also in the classroom and everyday life. We focus on what we can control with the understanding that we can always get better. And when you begin to have some success it’s vital to guard against complacency.

Principle 2: Integrity and Influence

We want to develop leaders in our program. We are able to reinforce leadership qualities such as integrity and the ability to positively influence during every session. Doing the right thing, accepting responsibility for your actions and effort, and being a good teammate are valuable character traits that are coached up at PowerStrength.

Principle 3: Consistent, Work Ethic

Consistency beats intensity. Those athletes who dedicate themselves to a training program and stick to it will be better off down the road than those who can only commit to a short period of time. There are no quick fixes. This is the approach we take to healthy eating habits and skill practice as well. Through consistent effort, a blue-collar work ethic is formed and we teach that this work ethic must be carried over outside of the gym to family, school, and sports.

Principle 4: The Family

This value means a couple things. We teach that coming to PowerStrength is a privilege. It takes a village to raise strong young people – parents, coaches, and teachers all play a role in your child’s development. We work together as a team to build confident, respectful young athletes. They also get to learn from coaches and older athletes who have “been there and done that.” These types of role models are invaluable. All this combined creates our PowerStrength Family.

Principle 5: Be A Pro

This value teaches your child how to handle the details of being a successful athlete and person. Pro’s exhibit respect, while holding themselves and others accountable. We teach our athletes the value of sportsmanship and respecting their teachers, coaches, parents, peers, teammates & family members is essential. We lead by showing others the respect that they deserve, even if they have wronged us. Pro’s plan ahead, are punctual, and don’t procrastinate when it comes to preparation. The details matter to pro’s, and they are open to coaching and instruction.

Principle 6: Train Smart and Eat For Success

We provide a proven path for smart, safe, training programs. Following proper progressions ensures healthy, effective results. We don’t throw young athletes into workouts they aren’t prepared for. We also provide nutrition guidelines that help your child reinforce healthy eating habits. But let’s not forget – training smart also encompasses FUN! One of our main goals as coaches is to show young athletes that working out is fun! If you’re not enjoying the process of training with us, then you are not in the right place. We believe you should enjoy every minute of your PowerStrength experience because not only will it help you achieve your goals, but it will also set the foundation of good habits for the rest of your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “What if my child has never worked out before?”

A: Don’t worry! We train all of the athletes in a customized group training environment. Our coaches work with each individual athlete within a group setting, so the workouts are specifically designed for their current level of fitness and performance. So, regardless if they are new to training or have done other programs in the past, we will give them exactly what they need.

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Q: “Who is this program for?”

A: This program is specifically designed for boys & girls, grades 5 – 8, who want to be faster, stronger and more confident on the field, court, or diamond. Building self-confidence, self-esteem & better nutritional habits is an important part of this program. Our main goal of this program is to show young boys & girls that training can be fun and help set the foundation not only for sports but for the rest of their lives.

Q: “When do sessions start?”

A: This program is ongoing, and you can start at any time. All you need to do is setup your Free Trial workout to get started!

Q: “What times do the workouts take place?”

A: Currently our Youth Programs train Monday through Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. However, times will adjust in the summer months and during any seasonal camps we offer.

Q: “How long are the workouts?”

A: Each training session is between 60-70 minutes. Each session includes: a dynamic warm-up, speed & agility training, power development, strength training & conditioning. We also incorporate games into our training sessions to keep them fun, while instilling proper technique.

Q: “Where is the facility located?”

A: We have 2 conveniently located facilities in the Grand Rapids area (North and East). PowerStrength North is on 4 Mile just west of Alpine. PowerStrength East is located on East Paris, near the corner of 52nd Street.

North – 919 Alpine Commerce Park NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

East – 5131 East Paris Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

 

Q: “Does your program also include nutrition coaching?”

A: Yes! We will provide you with nutrition guidelines that will help instill good nutrition habits for your son or daughter. These were designed by our certified nutrition coach on staff and are included in our athlete memberships.

Q: “How many sessions per week should I come to?”

A: Athletes should train at least 2 times per week. That is the minimum for athletes who are not in a sport season. That way we can help build a foundation and truly build upon it as they are learning new skills. Especially at a young age!

Q: “How many other kids are there in each session?”

A: Depending on the ability level and type of class, we maintain one coach for every 6-10 athletes to ensure optimal, detailed coaching during everey session.