IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 // PRNewswire // - High school age athletes (14-to-18 years old) can test fitness levels, train for their sport of choice and improve all aspects of their athletic performance at the Strength, Speed and Agility Clinic presented in collaboration with Velocity Sports Performance Powered by Cutting Edge and i9 Sports at the Great Park North Lawn on Sunday, November 18. The deadline for registration is Friday, November 16 at noon. Participants can register through the Great Park's website.
This one-day clinic will teach young athletes ways to improve their physical fitness, train for their sport of choice and improve on all aspects of athletic performance. The first class begins at 11 a.m. and the clinic continues through 3 p.m. Registrants are encouraged to wear athletic clothing, including shorts with no pockets or belt loops, a T-shirt and athletic shoes or cleats.
The Great Park has partnered with i9 Sportsand Velocity Sports Performance Powered by Cutting Edge in Irvine to help youth improve their fitness and sports skills, learn positive values and fair play. i9 Sports offers the most popular team sports for children with a focus on fun, safety, and good sportsmanship. Velocity Sports Performance training centers provide athletes in every sport, at all ages and all skill levels, the opportunity to improve speed, agility, mobility and flexibility, and energy systems, while reducing the risk of sports-related injuries.
The Orange County Great Park is located at Sand Canyon and Marine Way, and can easily be reached by the 5 or 405 freeways. For more information, please visit www.ocgp.org or call 949-724-6800.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Southern California enjoy the Orange County Great Park's array of recreational and educational opportunities and participate in shared experiences, including panoramic views from the iconic Great Park Balloon that rises 400 feet in the air. Other Great Park features include the Carousel, Farm + Food Lab, Kids Rock Playground, Walkable Historical Timeline, Palm Court Arts Complex, North Lawn recreation area and historic Hangar 244. In addition to free sports clinics, gardening workshops, weekly Farmers Market and other community events, the Great Park hosts an annual series of special events that provide unique experiences for the entire family, including the Growing the Park: Anniversary Celebration, Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, Great Night! Family New Year's Eve, and the Flights & Sounds Summer Festival. With its approximate 1,300-acre master plan, the Great Park is the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the publicly-owned portion of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. For more information, please visit www.ocgp.org.
Nationally based in the Tampa Bay (FL) area, i9 Sports® has over 400,000 members since 2003 and 275 locations in 25 states. Because each league is individually owned and operated by carefully screened and certified local franchise owners, you'll enjoy the many benefits of a well-organized national sports organization with a personal touch in your local community. In 2008, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked i9 Sports #256 in their illustrious Franchise 500® issue and the 15th Top New Franchise in America; while the Franchise Business Review named i9 Sports the #1 Sports, Recreation, & Fitness franchise!
Founded in 1999, Velocity Sports Performance Powered by Cutting Edge is Orange County's premier sports performance training facility. Bolstering a 20,000 square foot facility in Irvine, the coaches at Velocity deliver elite speed, power and agility programs to Orange County's top athletes. Velocity Irvine's client list includes NFL superstars like Mark Sanchez, Ryan & Matt Kalil, Von Miller, Doug Martin, Melvin Ingram and Jake Locker. In the last 5 years they have prepared over 100 of the nation's top college football players for the NFL Scouting Combine, including 25 first round draft picks. Along with star football players, Velocity's coaches have delivered training to professionals from virtually every sport. With a client list of names like UFC's Anderson Silva, Vladimir Mattyushenko and Mark Munoz to Professional Tennis Star Lindsay Davenport, MLB's Skip Schumaker and Nick Hundley and NHL stars Jack Johnson and Paul Kariya Velocity Sports Performance Powered By Cutting Edge is the place to go to receive the same training the pros get and by the same coaches who deliver it to them. Velocity Sports Performance's degreed and certified coaches create more athletic and less-injury prone athletes, delivering world class training right in our own backyard.
SOURCE The Orange County Great Park