Daily Archives: January 18, 2015

Keys to Peak Performance – Acceleration, Deceleration and Skill

Acceleration, deceleration and Skill

JANUARY 2015 – Would you get into a fast moving race car knowing it lacked brakes?  Unless you’re a true daredevil the answer is no.

So why do the same thing with your body?  Race car drivers rely on their team to provide three distinct areas of performance: 1) acceleration mechanisms (i.e. engine and fuel injection systems); 2) deceleration and control mechanisms (i.e. brakes, steering mechanisms and tires); and 3) driver skill (sport technique).

During movement your body must also possess efficiency in all three areas to perform at its best.

Swope Village inspires enthusiasts, grows soccer in KC

Youth Soccer-Swope Village

JANUARY 2015 – The opening of Swope Soccer Village was intended to bring a soccer presence to the inner city and give kids greater access to the “world’s game.”

It has become so much more than that.

Contributing to Kansas City’s growth as soccer capital of America, Swope Village has become a place to inspire kids and soccer enthusiasts of all ages.

‘Everyone Has A Role’ with the Kansas City Jets

KCIC-Jets Hockey

JANUARY 2015 – There may not be an “I” in “team,” but Gary Emmons says there is an “I” in “win.”

Emmons, the former Kansas City Blades star coaches the Kansas City Jets, the top traveling hockey team in the Kansas City area that makes its home in the Kansas City Ice Center.

Emmons stresses to his team that each player on the roster has a key role in the success of the team.

“Everyone has a role,” he said. “Not everyone can be Wayne Gretzky. If I can get everyone playing in their own capabilities and accepting the role they’re in, we’re a much better hockey team.”

Barstow’s Gilyard, Olathe South’s Ingram and Future Soldier Derry selected as U.S. Army High School Top Performers

Future Soldier Derry

January 2015 – Each month Kansas City Sports & Fitness Magazine teams up with the U.S. Army
to honor High School Top Performers.This month we visited the Barstow School, Olathe South and the Grandview Recruiting Center to honor three Top Performers in the Kansas City metro.