Boys and girls in third through 12th grade who want to get better, faster and stronger for sports can do so at the Planteen Recreation Center with a new after-school program.
Coach Josh Celerin, former NFL and CFL athlete and owner of Celerin Football Academy, is leading a speed and agility program there for eight weeks to help local kids reach their athletic potential, learn about teamwork and have fun. The program consists of full-body workouts and drills appropriate to each young athlete’s skill level and consists of three weekly sessions between 3 and 6 p.m. each Wednesday, starting Oct. 30 and ending with the Dec. 18 personal record day:
3-4 p.m. — grades 3-5
4-5 p.m. — grades 9-12
5-6 p.m. — grades 6-8
Kids are invited to visit the Planteen center, located at 301 N. Dort St., at 3:30 p.m. this Wednesday for a free trial session to show them exactly what they can expect should they join the program. Those who do wish to get in on the action can do so for $80 per athlete for both four-week blocks or $40 per athlete for one four-week block. If you can’t make it to tomorrow’s trial day, contact Maggie Morona at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Planteen center at 813-659-4256.