Industry News: Spire Introduces Post Graduate Academy Training Programs

GENEVA, Ohio, January 4. SPIRE Institute Introduces Post Graduate Academy Training Programs.

SPIRE Institute will launch its residential academy in Sept. 2012, focused on performance training for all athletes and sports specific training in swimming, soccer, volleyball, track and field and basketball. Additional sport programs are on the immediate horizon.

This will be the first time a sports academy has ever offered this combination of sports training programs. Even more unique is the fact that SPIRE's inaugural 2012-13 academy will focus exclusively on post graduate student athletes.

Why Post Grad in 2012?
. There is a huge need and a growing demand for such a specialized offering.
. Many graduating seniors today are not ready physically, technically and/or competitively to excel at their desired level of college sports.
. Likewise, some student athletes are searching for a year where they can live independently and better prepare for the rigors of college life.
. And there may be academic reasons why taking an extra year between high school and college is the best course of action (i.e., SAT/ACT issues, ESL or TOEFL issues, GPA problems, the chance to take college credits in advance, etc.)
At SPIRE we offer solutions to one or all of these situations.

Sports Training
Intense sports training regimens with SPIRE'S world-class coaches
Michael Johnson Performance training tailored to the individual
Mental conditioning and nutritional programming designed to suit each athlete
Competition scheduled in appropriate proportion to training
Guided exposure to the collegiate coaching network
Enhanced chances for a better scholarship offer

Academic Training
Earn college credit by taking two core classes per semester
Enhance your high school GPA
Repair your high school GPA
Take SAT/ACT test prep courses
Take ESL programs and TOEFL prep courses
Work one-on-one with SPIRE's Director of College Placement and NCAA Compliance

Colleges fully recognize the value of students enrolling after a Post Grad experience. Coaches appreciate that athletes from Post Grad programs enroll with four full years of eligibility remaining (which is not the case after competing at the junior college level). And, parents rest assured knowing that the Post Grad experience will help their sons and daughters acclimate to college so much easier. These combined elements lay a strong foundation for ensuring long-term collegiate success.

The Post Grad academy at SPIRE is a win-win-win situation!

Post Graduate:
Commencing in September 2012 in Swimming, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field and Basketball
High School Academy:
To be announced soon in Swimming, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field and Basketball
A full range of specialty camps for various ages and abilities will be offered in summer 2012 in Swimming, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field and Basketball
Holiday and Weekend Training Sessions:
Performance Training, Swimming, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field and Basketball
Travel Club Teams:
Commencing or continuing in 2011 within the sports noted above.

About SPIRE Institute
SPIRE integrates sports and education, training and learning with a focus on the development of the whole self. It features 750,000 sq. ft. of Olympic grade facilities under roof, acres of outdoor fields and a multi-sport stadium complex. SPIRE can simultaneously host clubs, leagues, tournaments and championship events no matter the weather or the season. Spire Academy and its nationally renowned coaches will offer residential training programs in soccer, track and field, volleyball, swimming, and basketball. Junior athletes will train alongside collegians, professionals, wounded Veterans, Paralympians and Masters level athletes. SPIRE will also offer weekend and weekly sports training sessions, mental conditioning, sports medicine, nutrition and wellness programs, and a variety of customized academic options. SPIRE Institute is a part of the Geneva area Recreational, Educational, Athletic Trust, a non-profit organization that re-invests every dollar back into the development of its athletes, its programs and its facilities.

For more information or to set up an interview, contact:
Laura Young

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