There are few things more fulfilling for kids than winning and losing in youth sports. An authentic athletic and fitness experience builds leadership skills, improves confidence, and inspires healthy living.
Here’s how they do it.
The Kids Elite Core Values
Kids Elite focuses on five core values that are emphasized throughout all aspects of the program.
E – Effort
Coaches and educators agree that it’s best to praise efforts over achievements, and this is what’s done at Kids Elite. When kids learn effort is more important than the final score, they develop a growth mindset and learn to apply a positive attitude to their challenges.
L – Leadership
Confidence is the foundation of leadership, and sports encourage confidence. Kids Elite gives children the opportunity to take risks in a controlled and safe environment. Kids learn a variety of sports, allowing them to step up to a new challenge, build confidence in themselves, and set an example for others as a leader. (Meet our leadership team here!)
I – Integrity
Being a good sport is important both on and off the field. The integrity and character built during the game translates to integrity and character throughout all the other aspects of their lives. Kids Elite kids learn to do the right thing, even when no one is watching.
T – Teamwork
Teamwork isn’t just a skill that’s important on the field – it’s key to success in school, friendships, and life. Collaboration, helping others, and doing what’s best for the team instead of just the individual are skills practiced throughout the day at Kids Elite.
E – Excellence
When all those four values are put together, they create excellence – excellence in sports, excellence in relationships, and more. This is the ultimate goal of the Kids Elite program.
DC’s Best Athletic Camps & Training
Kids Elite help kids strive for excellence by encouraging them to set goals and work hard to reach them, to do their best and be their best, through two primary of programming options:
Kids Elite runs a premier summer program, which is a favorite of DC Area Moms & Washington Parent Magazine – it was named Best Sports Instruction Camp (2021), Best Sports & Recreation Camp (2022), and Best Sports Camp (2023).
Their camp provides recreational and competitive sports including:
- Tug of war
- Interactive football
- Speed and agility drills
- And much more!
Camp runs from June 24 – August 9, 2024, and is for ages 4 – 12 years for camp, 8 – 14 years for speed and agility training. Campers can sign up for one week or multiple week sessions.
Athletic Excellence through Under Armour Premier Training
Since 2020, Kids Elite has officially partnered with Under Armour as an ambassador and coach to host high-level training programs for experienced athletes ages 8-18.
Training sessions focus on speed, agility, conditioning, and coordination, and are led by top-tier coaches using sophisticated, scientifically based training. Athletes will use agility ladders, parachutes, resistance bands, hills, plyometrics, and more.
This style of training is highly encouraged for serious student-athletes in:
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Field Hockey
- Track & Field
- Cross Country
An added bonus? Top notch Under Armour swag for all participants who register by June 4.
2024 Sports Camp Locations
You can find Kids Elite at three convenient DC locations:
Jackson-Reed High School (Formerly Wilson High School)
3950 Chesapeake Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
Murch Elementary School
4810 36th Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
2024 Premier Training Location
St. John’s College High School
2607 Military Road NW
Washington, DC 20015
Get to Know Kids Elite Sports
No matter your child’s interests or athletic ability, there’s a Kids Elite program he or she will love. Contact founder Coach D to learn more, and be sure to check out his new book Running Against The Odds: An Inspirational Journey to Making High School Sports History.