Pro Prep Academy co-founders DJ Lalama and Andrew Harris are pleased to announce the return of Pro Prep Academy Sessions. Beginning on Tuesday, March. 16, all sessions will take place at the Golf Dome, with skill development and performance training opportunities both available. All programming is for athletes aged 12 and older. Individuals will be separated into age cohorts depending on the range.

“Andrew and I are extremely excited to have the opportunity to get back on the field with student-athletes,” said Lalama. 

“It has been four long months since we were last able to be in-person and we look forward to dusting the rust off with our Back 2 Basics programming options. Speed, agility, quickness, plyometrics and conditioning drills will be offered to student-athletes from all sports as we highly encourage multi-sport participation. Our soccer and football specific skill sessions will follow, and we look forward to building off the fall sessions with these groups and adding new members to the Pro Prep Family.” Harris continued, 

“We all miss sports, what they do for student-athletes, coaches, and parents alike. We look forward to our weekly programming options through the month of March and the ability for all of us to get back on the field doing what we love to do,” continued Harris. 

“We will be following all provincial health guidelines and those put in place by Sport Manitoba and the Golf Dome, and we appreciate both of these groups and their willingness to create a safe place for us to resume activity. We hope to see you there!”

Back 2 Basics is a comprehensive program aimed to bring athletes of all ages and sports together to shake off the rust and focus on the fundamentals. Sessions will begin at 6:30 am and run until 8:00 am on Tuesday, March. 16 and continue weekly until April 6. Workouts will include a warmup, plyometrics, speed work, agility, acceleration, deceleration and conditioning and be led by Pro Prep staff Harris, Lalama, Glenn Bruce, Eric Vincent, Jayden McKoy, Mitch Harrison, Fabio Fiorentino, Steve Dreger and many more. There are 30 spots available (cohorts of ten in addition to coaches will be in place). 

Two-sport-specific skill sessions are also being offered, with spots available for up to 30 people for each. Football will run from 7:00 – 8:30 am on Saturday’s beginning on March 27, with soccer at the same time on Sunday’s starting on March 28. Warm-up and speed work will be included for both, led by speed guru Glenn Bruce, with football being spilt up into linemen, and skill cohorts on both offence and defence. Desiree Scott, Fabio Fiorentino and Steve Dreger will lead the soccer sessions. They have put together a full practice plan for the cohorts to enjoy, which will include individual skills and techniques to get extra touches on the ball.  

Back 2 Basics is being offered for $100 ($25 per session), while the football and soccer-specific sessions will cost $50 ($25 per session). Registration for football training also includes a free Pro Prep Football shirt. Athletes must sign up for all sessions in each category, drop in’s will not be available due to Provincial Health recommendations. 

Please visit www.proprepacademy.cato register now. Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent with a waiver form to be complete prior to participation. 

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