C-I Speed & Strength program begins June 11

COMMUNITY SPORTS NOTES:  The annual Cambridge-Isanti Speed & Strength program for athletes in Grades 6-12 runs at CIHS this summer from Monday, June 11 – Aug. 11 (July 4th week off). Instructors are Travis Fuhol (ACSM certified personal trainer) and C-I Coach Jesse Jennissen. There are four 1 1/2 hour sessions available: 7 – 8:30 a.m.; 8:30 – 10 a.m.; 10 – 11:30 a.m. and the 11:30 – 1 p.m. slot for strictly 6th-8th graders. Sign up can be done on Day 1, and late starters are always welcome. For any questions, e-mail Fuhol at [email protected] or call 763-614-0994.

Fuhol’s notes on the program: “Bluejacket Speed and Strength is about getting students to be more active and better athletes. Our biggest strength is the variety of sports developmental exercise we have for the kids. We get them outside pushing sleds, flipping tractor tires, pulling car tires, running hills, carrying sandbags, running with parachutes behind them and– most importantly– games. We also focus a lot of weight training which is great for injury resistance and building speed and power. There is a large amount of kids that are not very active throughout the summer and then join a fall sports team. Their bodies will not be able to handle the sports season and, more times than not, many of the non-active summer kids spend a lot of time in the training room as a result of their inactivity. We help them stay healthy and get the most out of their sports season.

“This is our fifth year now, and we have grown from 60 kids to almost 200. Right now the program has many past participants that are competing in college sports. Some of the students include but not limited to Tony Nelson- D1 National Champ, Kish Daniels- OLB St. Thomas, Garret Hedberg- Baseball SJU, Grace Nelson- Volleyball St. Thomas, Kyle Asmus- OLB Bethel SJU, Christian Metz- WR Bemidji St., Scotty Gifford- Wrestler Lacrosse.”

Lynch Basketball Camp in Princeton June 25-29

Mike Lynch will bring his annual Basketball Camp back to Princeton High School the week of June 24-29 for boys and girls ages 8-14. The skills-enhancing sessions run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Registration is done through Princeton Community Ed (CEisfun.com). More information about the camp can be found at lynchcamps.com.