Amazing Athletes of Durham-Chapel Hill
Based on a building block system, each of our Amazing Athletes programs takes the time to carefully instruct each child at his or her own pace, breaking down complex motor-skills into fun games and activities, helping them to meet, master, and exceed their motor development milestones and personal goals.
Active children demonstrate better focus, energy, emotional control, social awareness, and by encouraging each child on an individual level, our athletes gain the confidence and personal insight to encourage a love of fitness that can stretch through adolescence and adulthood.
Each one of our programs is age-appropriate and designed to meet the developmental needs of the whole child at the stage of growth they are in.
Amazing Athletes Tots
Amazing Tots is a guided, discovery-based program helping children 18- 2.5 months of age engage in structured physical activity tailored to the developmental needs of toddlers.
Each 20-25 minute weekly class encompasses one sports lesson along with a balanced combination of structured physical challenges and organized discovery-based sports lessons. Significant emphasis is placed on motor-development with weekly activities designed to develop the vestibular system and locomotor skills.
Imaginative Fitness Activities include Color Recognition, Shape Classification, Letter Identification, and Action Vocabulary Experiences (Over, Under, Around, etc). Research shows that when you link letters, words, sounds, and more to a physical movement, you keep your body active and boost your brain power with better concentration and recall.
Amazing Tots gain physical and academic advantages that prepare them to excel in preschool and beyond. Following the love of healthy lifestyle instilled in this program, our toddlers gain skills and tools that can last a lifetime.
Amazing Athletes Preschool
Amazing Athletes is the premier year-round developmental physical fitness program empowering children aged 2 ½ to 6 years old to reach developmental milestones at an individual pace. Our action-packed curriculum is endorsed by Early Childhood Expert, Bonnie Bruce who reviews each element of our program to ensure our Amazing Athletes get every possible advantage.
Extensive research shows that structured physical activity in children not only promotes better physical health, but also boosts brain power and assists in the development of important social skills and character traits including sharing, empathy, focus, dedication, commitment, and drive. Our non-competitive group classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship. Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 7 key areas of Motor-Development.
During our 30-35 minute weekly classes, children learn the importance of patience, teamwork, and self-confidence in a non-competitive, learning-based environment that fosters a love of healthy living. Their excitement for structured physical activity promotes advancements and advantages that keep children on the path to personal well-being.
Our fun, active classes encourage kids to explore and develop a variety of athletic skills through the introduction of 10 different sports. Coaches break the fundamentals of each sport-based skill down into simple steps based on each child’s age and ability.
Amazing Athletes P.E.
The Amazing Athletes P.E. is a non-competitive sports-based cross-training program designed to keep older children active and engaged through advanced physical fitness challenges and interactive sports skills lessons.
Individual physical abilities can vary significantly within this age group, so we are careful to make sure each class is still taught with progression. Each Amazing Athletes P.E. class integrates strength training, speed & conditioning, advanced partner-based motor-skill training activities, and team-based endurance challenges.
The Amazing Athletes P.E. is deliberately based around skill-building and progression rather than games and competition. We want each child to learn to enjoy physical activity and develop advanced motor-control so that they can excel at any activity they decide to pursue in the future. through sports participation without the heavy pressure to perform that can come with organized athletics. However, we highly encourage all of our athletes to continue onto competitive sports when they are ready.
Classes are 45-60 minutes in length and held weekly.