CENTRAL FLORIDA, Dec 10-11, 2016— Only the Top 22 – 26 percent of all archer-athletes qualified for the 2016 Championship Series. The athletes had to get down an array of athletic routines and skills involving sprinting, archery, volleyball, hand-eye coordination, jumping, and strength. One set of athletes competed in an Obstacle Championship, while another set of athletes competed in the Domino Archery Championship.
Highlights of the Double Championship Weekend
The Diamond Cheetahs performed an outstanding (perfect scored) 13 yard volleyball routine.
Finally, here is an exclusive interview with coach and athletes.
Interested competitors can contact Awinningway@gmail.com
Alicia Weber has been raising the bar in physical fitness for over 20 years as she sets record after record, wins at sports, and develops a champion’s mindset in youths, young adults, and senior citizens alike in a variety of athletic endeavors. Each Year Weber takes her game to a new level.
One of her biggest fans has dubbed her feats of strength “Super Endurance Feats.” Alicia Weber smashed records in an unbelievable fashion this year with both mental and physical toughness. Below are some of her her select Official Recordsetter World Records that fans call “Super Endurance Feats” of 2016.
TOP 6 SELECT SUPER ENDURANCE FEATS OF 2016
SHOWN ABOVE #1 This is probably the most talked about Super Endurance Feat of 2016: The Most Non-Stop Combinations of Leg Lifts and Straight Leg Holds (2,030 leg lifts and 34 minutes of straight leg holds)
SHOWN BELOW #2 After setting and re-setting the 1 hour of pull-up world record over the past 8 years, Weber performed the most pull-ups ever in one hour (out of men and women) with 1,070 strict pull-ups in one hour.
SHOWN BELOW #3 Longest Swiss Ball Cadence Test (31 minutes)
SHOWN BELOW #4 Fastest Time to Complete 300 Thick Bar Pull-ups and run a one mile cross country run (30:46.7) The heat made this record tough…it was 100 degrees out and tough to hold onto the pull-up bar after awhile as skin came off the fingers from the heat.
SHOWN BELOW #5 She smashed the former record by 145 reps!!! The Most 90 Degree Flexed Hang Knee to Elbow Raises in 30 mionutes (620 reps)
SHOWN BELOW #6 This might be more challenging than the above ab exercise even though it is just 15 minutes. This video has the most views out of all six videos. It gives a major burn!!! The Most Consecutive Decline Locked Finger Pushups in 15 Minutes (205 pushups)
All coaches look for similar characteristics in athletes across all sports in choosing who makes the varsity team. Individual sports like track and field and swimming as well as team sports like basketball and soccer look for specific qualities, but two characteristics that standout the most in the eyes of coaches are work ethics and confidence. You can make a varsity team in elementary, middle, or high school or college and today we will learn how to do so.
Every competitive athlete should strive to make the varsity team for the opportunity to compete with the best and reach your highest potential.
The fact is not every athlete who tries out for the team will make the varsity team right away. Only so many athletes can make the first string team, but every player is capable of becoming a star with the right attitude.
Tip 1: Practice regularly and talk to your coach on ways you can improve. Top players advise younger players to play on club teams on their off season to develop competitive instincts.
Once a very self-confident, sophomore from Laney High School, Michael Jordan, failed to make the varsity basketball team. Instead, he ignited a fierce competitive fire and took on the challenge to get better as he became a star on the junior varsity team. The following year, he grew to six feet and three inches. He made the varsity team as he averaged 27 points a game and established himself as a top player and major college prospect. He went on to become one of the greatest basketball players.
Tip 2: Be confident and show your skills and be able to play well under pressure and with an audience.
It is imperative to control anxieties. Varsity athletes need to be ready and attentive at all times and let it be known that you want to be there. Smiling and being overly zealous is a plus as coaches will get to learn of your strong desires to want to play on a varsity team.
Tip 3: Stay focused, listen, and consistently do what you do best.
Coaches look for players with certain abilities and they want those players to stick with those abilities. They want the athletes to focus on their strengths and keep getting them stronger. They want athletes who can follow directions and are willing to become the best they can be. If an athlete can’t follow directions, a coach is not going to want the athlete on a varsity team.
Tip 4: Show the coach you have passion for the sport and that you want to be part of a team.
Coaches look for athletes who can be great team players and leaders. The number one quality a coach loves is a great work ethic. A coach would prefer a dedicated athlete with great work ethics over a naturally talented athlete with no work ethics.
Orlando’s Downy Christian High School has a girls’ varsity basketball team where a 10 year old, Jaden Newman, is the star. She is known to have a tremendous work ethic, which is built from within. She is short and fast. According to Maxpreps, she averaged 30.5 points a game this past season. She gives NBA players a run for their money as she hopes to one day become the first woman to play for the NBA.
Newman is an example of a passionate and very focused athlete.
Different ages and genders can make a varsity team if they prove they can perform. Most coaches want athletes to take risks and try a sport that they may never have competed in before. They believe that as long as you can perform and excel, then you can play varsity.
Erin DiMeglio became the first female to play quarterback on a varsity football team in a Florida high school. She showed up for the tryout confident about her skills and ready to perform with the males. She proved herself and the rest is history.
Tip 5: Be respectful to the coach, teammates, and others, demonstrate good communication, and be presentable in proper attire.
On high-level play, such as division 1 NCAA athletics, it becomes mandatory that a coach becomes in tune with the varsity athletes as the way the coach communicates influences the psychology of the athletic performance. Both the athlete and coach have to make a committed effort to communicate positively and clearly for an athlete’s ultimate success.
ANYONE at ANY school in grades 1-12 and adults can join Alicia Weber’s Archery Teams in Central Florida. The program will involve competitive archery training and competition. All the equipment is provided.
Are you looking for a sport where ALL athletic ability levels can join, excell, and have fun?
Alicia Weber Archery is calling you!
Contact Alicia Weber at Awinningway@gmail.com to join the ongoing Archery Team at multiple Central Florida locations.
Alicia Weber is a USA Archery certified and insured coach. Safety is first and foremost. Archery is a very safe sport and fun sport when the instructors are trained and certified by USA Archery, the Olympic Governing Body for the USA Archery Olympic Team.
A Glimpse of the Archery Excitement!
Shoot for the Stars and Become a Star Archer with Alicia Weber!
Don’t Miss an Opportunity to Be GREAT!
Contact Alicia at Awinningway@gmail.com for more info.
April 28, 2013 – May 19, 2013 CLERMONT, FL — Noah Christopher became the Celebrity of the Inaugural Obstacle Archery Competition and the brave athlete that entered NEW territory in Clermont, Florida, on April 28, 2013. He considered himself not really into athletics, but really into archery!! He learned very quickly that he was a star at both fitness AND archery in the Obstacle Archery competition!
Noah Becomes the Obstacle Archery Celebrity on April 28, 2013!!!!
We can describe Obstacle Archery like playing a video game where World Record Weber chases the competitors to motivate them to a new fitness level. Weber chases competitors, while videoing them as they take on 5 -7 fitness challenges within a timed Fitness Obstacle. The fastest time wins the first portion of this adrenaline pumping, thrilling competition! The competitors then get a recovery period. The next challenging part of the competition is taking on target archery in a creative fashion. The target archery is full of surprises and tests an archer’s proficiency, speed, and performance. Overall, Obstacle Archery is full of surprises every week. Noah says his favorite part of the competition is getting his banana after the competition! Fruit and refreshments are served in this fun competition that is meant to build physical fitness, coordination, accuracy, and mental fitness.
To date, there have been 4 Obstacle Archery Competitions this 2013 and Noah Christopher is a 2 X Champion and Tyler Horn is also a 2 X Champion! Tyler comes from an athletic background and his soccer team recently won the Lake County Championships. Tyler comes to Obstacle Archery to improve his physical fitness and archery skills. Obstacle Archery is great way to take part in sport conditioning. Sports teams can improve overall athletic skills when participating in Obstacle Archery!!
Watch Tyler Horn, 2 X Champion, Compete in Obstacle Archery and Hear His Interview!!
Contact Alicia Weber at Awinningway@gmail.com or 352-874-4363 to register or learn more about the Obstacle Archery Competitions in Clermont, Florida.