WHAT IS JUNIOR VARSITY COMPLETE ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT?
Junior Varsity Complete Athlete Development is an annual training program for middle school athletes (11-14) who want to maximize their athletic development during the critical years before high school.
We start training JV athletes as young as age 11 and all the way up through 8th grade, where our athlete's transition to the Varsity program.
The program is comprehensive, meaning we train all primary athletic qualities during every workout (speed, strength, agility, balance, coordination, power, flexibility and even mental skills like focus, team work and mental toughness. Our end goal for this age group is the following:
- Keep all athletes pain and injury free in training and in their sport
- Develop athleticism and strength so they are well ahead of their peer group when they get to high school
- Develop a championship mindset where they understand work ethic, accountability and mental toughness by the time they reach high school
What You Can Expect And What Our Clients Tell Us They Value The Most
- Personal connection and relationship our athletes build with our coaches
- Training programs that focus on proper form and progression over time
- Regularly updated and athlete specific training programs
- Flexible scheduling
- Consistent and significant gains in strength, speed, coordination and athleticism
The success of our program is predicated upon our program’s consistent delivery and unique value based upon specialization, expert coaching and atmosphere.
Specialization- Unique to OAK AD and a major factor in our athlete’s accelerated improvements are the individualized speed and strength programs. We have years of experience developing literally thousands of high school programs and piles of data to support our methods and training system.
Expert Coaching- We like to say you can’t fake skill, and our coach’s true teaching skill is self-evident within an athlete’s first workout. We believe the impact of a great coach on an athlete can be life changing. Any coach can yell and scream but it takes a skilled teacher to help athletes develop important skills and build consistency in technique and accountability. Our highly skilled coaches are truly second to none in our industry and make a huge difference in our athletes’ on-going development.
Atmosphere- The one thing we will have no problem bragging about is the quality of the student athlete we get the opportunity to work with on a daily basis. As a whole some of the brightest and most mature aspiring student athletes lead the way in our varsity program. Whether they are boasting a 4.0 GPA, headed to an Ivy League School or head are captain of their travel team, we truly are privileged to work with some of the future young leaders of America.
This creates a supportive and motivating environment and culture that any parent would love to have their child involved with.
WHEN IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
First of all, you’ve made a great choice! Before any workouts begin we will need to schedule a 1-on-1 athlete assessment. This appointment is the crucial and unique first step that will begin our athlete’s journey to long-term success. During the Athlete Assessment we will:
- Talk about athlete's goals and perceived areas of need
- Complete head-to-toe movement assessment which looks at flexibility, body awareness and injury risk
- Complete athlete specific performance testing which will place athlete in specific percentile for age compared to peers
- Discuss what training option works best
Upon completion on the assessment, assuming you like what you hear, the athlete will enroll in our 21-Day Jump Start Program. This three week training program allows the athlete to get a feel for the program, our coaches and the facility before making a long-term commitment.
The cost of the 21-Day Jump-Start Program is just $99.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE JUMP-START PROGRAM ENDS?
If we can’t convince you during the Jump-Start Program that we’re the best gym in Bourbonnais, walk away with no further obligation.
If you do choose to stay with us, which we think you will, we will ask the athlete to make a personal commitment to their own success and the program. From there, we will use all of our resources to provide them with the absolute best programming, coaching and training experience we can on a consistent basis.
Every 12-weeks or season, we provide athletes and parents with a Training Progress Report. This thorough report contains seasonal milestones, summary of training and even video clips. In addition, we have scheduled Test Days where our Junior Varsity athletes strut their stuff and see where they stack up against their age group in a sport specific testing protocol.
- Like Family
- Awesome to Witness
- State Champion
- Life Lessons
- Most Improved Player
- Stronger and Faster
Thanks for everything; Max has shown improvement with his core strength, flexibility and agility. I really got to see the difference between him and other athletes his age as the season progressed. I am very pleased with everything OAK has offered Max and and happy with everyone there treating Max like family but also making sure he is putting in the effort.
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We chose to enroll Kellen in weekly training sessions last January and believe it was one of the best parenting decisions we've ever made for Kellen. Over the past year we have witnessed a positive transformation in his confidence, daily attitude, motivation, physical strength and overall coordination.
The training sessions at OAK AD are highly individualized with particular attention to precision and form. The first item on his schedule every week is to figure out when he can go to OAK and he works things around that time.
This year he was named Captain of his school's cross country team and he became a leader right before our eyes! The work ethic instilled in him at OAK AD carried over to cross country, and in every race this this year he was determined to set a personal record...and he did. His hard work, positive attitude, consistency and encouragement for team members helped propel his team to qualify for state, and he was able to set a personal record at state and closed the year with the best individual finish and the best time in school history.
For the first time we see Kellen taking charge of his actions to obtain desired outcomes. From a parental standpoint, that is pretty awesome to witness. We can't thank you enough for the positive difference you have made in our son's life...and our lives!!
Kathy & Curt S.
Parents of OAK AD Athlete
I would like to say thank you to you and to Michael for helping me develop as an athlete. Jeff has helped me develop into much more than just an athlete. I'm a much better person and a much better man since coming to OAK AD three years ago.
I am now a state champion and looking to play at the next level and I can say this in all honesty- without OAK AD I would not be here where I am today. I have undergone a complete athletic transformation ever since I came to OAK AD freshman year. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for your dedication to me in my time training.
2014 Class 7A Football State Champion
I would like to thank OAK and Jeff Weber for making me a better athlete to help contribute to my team going 14-0 and winning state. Jeff Weber and OAK Athletic Development helped me become a better athlete on the field and a better person off. Jeff's workouts he created for me helped me improve in my strength, speed, and balance. Also the lessons I have learned in OAK has taught me how to deal with some adversity inside and even outside football. I would like to thank Jeff for everything he have done for me. It has truly made me a better athlete and a better person.
2014 Class 3A Football State ChampionRead More
...Since coming to OAK Athletic Development my daughter has exploded onto the HS and ASA A travel scene last season. She earned the most improved player of the year award in HS...then took that momentum to her travel team, and was one of two kids to be considered MVP. She also got most improved player on that team as well. This season in HS she's already beating the fast kids in conditioning practices. She loves you guys! I do too.
Parent of OAK AD Athlete
My daughter loves working with the coaches at OAK Athletic Development. Her hard work has been able to produce huge dividends on the softball field. She has definitely become stronger and faster due to the training provided to her from her coaches. She loves challenge of working out and is always striving to get to that next level. I would recommend OAK Athletic Development to any athlete.
Parent of OAK AD Athlete