Youth can increase their athletic potential with "Strengthen Your Game" fitness program
Ankeny Parks and Recreation will offer a unique fitness program that will introduce young athletes to a structured strength and conditioning routine. Strengthen Your Game (SYG), formerly Elite Athletic Performance, includes eight hour-long sessions for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 and 12 and above.
Participants will receive a collegiate style pre-season performance program with detailed workouts, complete pre and post player analysis and sport skill specific development led by specialist Demathdian Tate.
Two full sessions of SYG will be offered during the summer months. The first will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 29 through June 21; the second session will run from July 17 through August 9. Participants ages 8 to 12 will have class from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and participants ages 13 and above will have class from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. All classes will meet at Prairie Ridge Middle School track entrance.
Cost is $96 for residents and $116 for non-residents. Registration is available online or can be sent to the Parks & Recreation office at 210 S. Ankeny Blvd. The deadline for the June session is May 15 and the deadline for the July session is July 3.