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WC2 Tues- The struggle is worth it


What was your favorite activity today and why?
Colter: I liked soccer the most because it included everyone. Everyone was playing all the time.
Calvin: Ropes course because I liked climbing.
Cooper: The obstacle course. It was SUPER fun.
Tyler: All of the ropes course, was very challenging and fun.
Luke: The vertical play pen because it challenged me but I still did it.
Birken: Ropes course.
Harry: The ropes course was my favorite because I could really push my limits and it was a lot of fun. I was sad I couldn’t do them all.
Shea: Slalom, because I got to hit the gates.
Maddie: The ladder in the Vertical Playpen because I got all the way up blindfolded.
Alli: I liked the leg routine because even though it was hard I know that it will make me stronger.
Poppy: The launch pad, because it pushed me out of my comfort zone. I have trouble jumping off high things sometimes. But today I committed and did it six times and twice blindfolded.
Sophia: My favorite was in the ropes on the vertical play pen because I had to work and believe in myself.
Emma: Ropes course, because it really pushed me to my limits.

Describe your “struggle moment” today .
Colter: Today climbing up the rope on the vertical playpen. It tore at my arms but I made it.
Calvin: The leg workouts were tiring because we did the ropes course earlier.
Cooper: The dangle duo (not mentally but physically) challenging.
Tyler: I had a struggle moment on the tango because one of my arms were tired.
Luke: I struggled when I did the cargo net because it was high up and I wasn’t good at it.
Birken: Trying to hug the boxing bag off the jump.
Harry: My struggle moment was hanging onto the punching bad off the launching pad.
Shea: My struggle moment was the tango because I was blindfolded.
Maddie: My “struggle moment” was on the Vertical PlayPen. I got to the top of the “V” and had to pull myself up, but this was after climbing the entire course below it.
Alli: The backwards tuck walks because they hurt.
Poppy: My struggle moment today was the cargo net, I had one foot in the net and the other on the orange rope. I had to dig deep in the end because I got stuck.
Sophia: When I was at the top pf the launch pad because I was very afraid.
Emma: Today on the last part of the Dangle Duo, my partner Avery and I pushed each other to reach the top.

What did you learn from your “struggle moment”?
Colter: I learned to persevere, then I will probably make it.
Calvin: That I can push through any struggle.
Cooper: To go 200%, not just 100%.
Tyler: That even though it was hard I could still do it.
Luke: That you can push your limits a lot and it makes you feel good.
Birken: Anything is possible :))!!
Harry: That if I really push my limits I feel good after.
Shea: You need to be calm.
Maddie: I learned that overcoming struggles feels really good.
Alli: That you need to push through even if it’s tough.
Poppy: I learned to stay positive and take a deep breath and that its okay to have a struggle moment.
Sophia: I learned that you have to believe in yourself and push yourself.
Emma: That the struggle is worth it.

COACHES CORNER- Tues highlights:
Jess: In response to the burpees during leg routine, Cody said, “that looks fun.". Also...
- Jackson during the same exercise, “I’m already in agony and I’m not even halfway up the hill."
- It was awesome to see Case carrying Coach Jimmy all the way up the agility hill on his back!
- At the TRX workout, Ian said, “Looks like I found what I am going to do on a rainy day”
- Timmy told me “Eliteam is like boot camp…I love it though and I’m definitely coming back next year”
- Quinn during TRX said, “That killed me but now I love TRX’s”
- When Logan said “My favorite part of today was the pain cave for the leg routine. I loved the one where we walked in planks backwards”
Devon: Colter and Win got a little hungry at the top of the Dangle Duo and pulled out some Luna bars for a quick snack!
Zack: Colter did the launch pad blindfolded and legs tied together and still explained to us “it is hard to see”
Tasha: Win and Harper on the Tango were superstars. Win hopped one legged and Harper helped by pushing the blocks.
Also, Poppy and Donatella told me “We are ambitious…wait what does that word mean?!”
Cody “Oh FMS, this is the best kind of testing…I am so ready”
Conor: Maya was super scared before the cargo net, after she came down she finished it with a huge smile on her face and said “that was so much fun”
Molly: Grant called down from the top of the Vertical Playpen and said “I’m just hanging out guys!!”

2018 Camp Dates

ELITEAM Clinic: June 25-26
Lake Tahoe @ Sugar Bowl Academy
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $200

World Cup 1: July 9-14

World Cup 2: July 16-21
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $1275

Europa Cup: July 25-28
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 8-11
Rate: $800

Girls Power Camp: August 1-4
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $850