The physical training is not specific to any particular sport. The Village experience is an overall training program that will enhance abilities in any sport.
The physical drills are designed to dramatically improve athletic skills, speed, agility, endurance, stamina and strength. We do, however, have sport-specific clinics two to three times per week that teach techniques in various sports like football, track, tennis, soccer and basketball.
Villagers who are 14 years of age and older are expected to do weight training in our weight room. Younger Villagers perform strength conditioning through isometric exercises.
Afternoons are filled with fun athletic competition in a variety of non-contact sports including basketball, football, swimming, volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, golf, cage ball, angle ball, capture the flag, and relays.
Swim the length of the pool.
Complete the Run by running the majority of the time.
60 mins of physical activity daily throughout the year.
Facilitate and participate in the sports clinics and competitions & complete 60 mins of daily physical activity throughout the year.
Raise the level of healthy competition in others with your own physicality.
Work-out a minimum of 3-4 times per week.
Work-out a minimum of 3-4 times per week and develop a nutrition plan.
The Villagers are in bed by 8:30 p.m. and up by 4:30 a.m. Each morning, five days a week, together we embark on a seven-mile run through the woods and over hilly terrain – rain or shine.
We know each Villager is at a different physical level, so Villagers are grouped accordingly. No first year Villager is expected to be able to run the entire course in the first week. It is a journey built on tiny steps that will eventually lead to the goal of completing the seven miles non-stop. Throughout the day, Villagers are engaged in various physical drills.
The afternoons of the summer session are filled with fun athletic competition. Villagers can be involved in a variety of non-contact sports including tennis and basketball on the courts or other sports such as swimming, volleyball, soccer, softball, angle ball, and relays.
One of the fun afternoon activities that Villagers are able to participate in is golf. The driving range provides a great area for friendly competition and practice!
During his eighth-grade year, a football coach approached Ron and commented on his lack of size, speed and overall athletic ability. However, he said, if you really want to be great at this sport, you should consider waking up very early each morning during the summer months and running distance. Young Ron Burton, anxious, and curious asked the coach how far he should run and how often and at what time. The coach replied, “Five days a week, seven miles a day, 4:30 a.m.”
This particular coach had no idea he was counseling a young boy who was willing to do anything to stop the other kids from teasing him and find a way to end the laughter at his poverty, lack of athletic talent and the fact that he had to sing in the church choir. On June 22nd young Ron Burton ended his eighth grade year. On June 23rd he woke up at 4:30 a.m. and began building up to run seven miles per day. Ron did this for twelve straight years.