ARM January Newsletter

anyone can make you tired.. not everyone can make you better

The Top 4 Mistakes When Training Youth Speed & Agility

Speed and Agility are very important to the success of any young athlete…

… But most Coaches and Trainers make mistakes when it comes to training young athletes for speed.

Mistake #1

Using training programs designed for college and professional athletes.

Just because something works at the professional level, doesn’t mean it will be what is most optimal for our youth. Professional athletes are adults, and have already gone through the proper athletic development process, to help them get to where they are now. Would you ask a 4th grader to go through a college curriculum? Or how about asking a 9th grader to run a mutli-million dollar business. That is what we are doing when we ask our youth to train like college or pro athletes.

Mistake #2

Mistaking conditioning for speed training Speed and Agility training isn’t about running kids through endless amount of sprints, or running them through drills until they are tired.

If that was the case, why would you need to hire a trainer to work with your child? There are certain skills that must be taught when working on speed and agility, and the body is incapable of learning these skills effectively when tired. Instead of running kids through speed and agility drills, you would be better off teaching the SKILLS of speed and agility while the body is properly rested and ready to absorb it.


Trying to get fast without strength training strength training DOES NOT make you slower.

In fact , young athletes who are not strong, will always lack in optimal speed. What is very important to note is the strength training must be age appropriate. This is where a qualified youth strength coach is a must. Strength coaches who are certified through the IYCA are highly recommended when it comes to this.


Not spending enough time on mobility work

I’m not talking about STRETCHING….what I am referring to is making sure that all of the joints in the body can move freely through a full range of motion. You should start with the ankle joint and work your way up through the body.


Anyone can make you tired... Not everyone can make you better!

Athletic Revolution Matthews @ the 4th Annual Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo

Saturday, Jan. 30th 2016 at 9am

800 Briar Creek Road

Charlotte, NC

Athletic Revolution Matthews is the featured facility for the Kids Zone at the 4th Annual Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo presented by Novant Health!!!

The Expo will be held on January 30th from 9:00AM-7:00PM

Any one interested in attending is encouraged to come out that day and participate in all the games and activities ARM will be holding!!!

High School Girl's Class!!!

Here is a look into all the hard work our HS Girls have been putting in on Mondays & Wednesdays at 7pm!!
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Easy Bake Zucchini Muffins

Into a large bowl mix:

· 2 cups all purpose flour

· 1 cup brown sugar

· 2 tsp. baking soda

· 2 tsp. cinnamon

· 1/8 tsp. nutmeg

· 1/8 tsp. ginger

· 1/8 tsp. allspice

Stir in:

· 2 cups grated zucchini

1 apple peeled, cored and grated

In another bowl, beat:

· 3 eggs

· 2 tsp. vanilla

· 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola)

Stir into flour mixture until batter is just combined. Spoon into well greased muffin cups, filling to the top. (Note: If you are using muffin liners you may need to spray with cooking spray to prevent the muffins from sticking to the paper.) Bake at 350° for 20 minutes

ARM Class Schedule


Discovery (7-10) 4:00 pm

Exploration (10-13) 6:00 pm

High School Girls 7:00 pm


Exploration 2 (13-15) 5:00pm

Exploration (10-13) 6:00 pm

High School Boys 7:00 pm


Discovery (7-10) 4:00 pm

Exploration (10-13) 6:00 pm

High School Girls 7:00 pm


Exploration 2 (13-15) 5:00 pm

Exploration (10-13) 6:00pm

High School Boys 7:00pm

Friday & Saturday:

No classes!

Available for team training, clinics, birthday parties, community events, or one-on-one training.