As Michigan’s three week pause continues, organizations are getting creative on how to still keep things some what normal for kids. Especially those involved in sports, because it’s much more than just playing or competing, it’s about the connection they also depend on.
That’s why Champion Force Athletics knew they had to come up with a plan. They are a low cost youth organization that offers cheer and martial art classes for kids four and up in the community, classes that are designed to develop confidence, strength and poise for kids of all skill levels. With the new restrictions in place, they knew they still needed to present in the kids’ lives during these three weeks. They wanted them to know they are committed to them and their classes, so the coaches are holding practices virtually.
“During this time, even though it looks different, not being in person, we're not stunting, we're still giving new material and teaching new material to these kids so that when they come back into classes in person, we will still have all of our COVID procedures in place, and then we're going to get right into stunting,” said program director, Lisa Connor. “We still want to give them that excitement and something to look forward to. And you know, I also have an eight year old son who actually has a zoom class tonight for it. He's like counting down the time. So just that perspective of giving them some hope and some excitement to look forward to.”
For more information about Champion Force Athletics and how to get involved: https://championforce.com/locations/michigan/ [championforce.com]