Latest News & Updates

June 1st Summer Camp Update

June 1, 2020

Hi KE Families, It is heartbreaking to see what is happening in our country right now.  We hope that you and your families are safe and managing to remain hopeful despite the challenging and desperate times we are in.  We remain confident that love and humanity will win over hate. Just over a week ago,…

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Summer Camp Update

May 22, 2020

Hi, Kids Elite families! We hope you are safe and doing your best to hang in there during this time. Today the Mayor provided city-wide updates that impact Kids Elite. Please take a few minutes to read these important updates regarding our summer programs: Because the city will likely remain in Phase 1 (according to DC’s reopening plan), we will…

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Family Fun Video Challenge

April 30, 2020

Hey Kids Elite Sports campers and families…it’s YOUR TURN! Have you had some active fun during this stay-at-home season? Are you enjoying fun family workouts? Did you find a way to be creative with your at-home sports practices? We want YOU to share with us and the entire KE team and family! Here’s the challenge: Video you…

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LATE SPECIALIZATION IS RECOMMENDED FOR MOST SPORTS

November 21, 2018

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM LONG-TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT BY ISTVAN BALYI,RICHARD WAY & COLIN HIGGS. Specialization Defined Hill (as cited in Hill & Simons, 1989) described specialization as athletes limiting participation to a single sport, which they train for and compete in on a year-round basis. Baker, Cobley, and Fraser-Thomas (2009) used four para­meters to define early…

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LONG-TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT FOLLOWS SEVEN STAGES

November 21, 2018

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM LONG-TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT BY ISTVAN BALYI,RICHARD WAY & COLIN HIGGS. To implement the LTAD model, people must fully understand the seven stages. Administrators, coaches, and parents should also remember that moving from one stage to another is based on the athlete’s development and not just chronological age; however, chronological age can be…

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Early and Late Bloomers in Youth Sports: Lessons for Parents

November 21, 2018

Some children are early bloomers who enjoy success in sports because they develop faster, not because they have more raw athletic talent.  Some children – even if they appear to only be average athletes or lag behind his peers – may be late bloomers whose athletic talent will only become apparent later when they are…

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Science Shows That Dominating Fourth-Grade Sports Doesn’t Mean A Future Pro Career

November 21, 2018

Bob CookContributor Sports & LeisureI write about youth sports under the title: Your Kid’s Not Going Pro. In the United States — well, in most countries, really — the sports system is dedicated to finding talented athletes at the earliest ages possible, and focusing on them as the pool of future professional standouts. That mindset…

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First ever girls track & field WCAC Championship title at SJC!

November 21, 2018

Coach Dunham – SJC Track & Field‏ @SjcTrack May 20 Yesterday our girls made history! Our first ever girls track & field WCAC Championship title at SJC!

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U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches of the Year

November 21, 2018

USTFCCCA Awards By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA July 9, 2018 2018 USTFCCCA High School T&F Coaches of the Year (State-By-State Winners) NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the state-by-state winners of its fifth annual High School Coach of the Year award for track & field on Monday. One boys…

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Coach D Receives National Recognition

March 14, 2018

Earlier this winter, the National Federation of State High School Associations recently named Kids Elite founder, Desmond Dunham, as the DC Coach of the Year for Boys Outdoor Track & Field for the 2016-2017 school year. Coach Dunham was selected as the 2016-2017 Mideast Sectional Coach of the Year for Girls’ Outdoor Track & Field,…

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