Parisi Speed School offers free Cat Club Challenge
Parisi Speed School powered by Riverside Athletic Club invites kids ages 7 and up to the Cat Club Challenge to be held on Friday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. at its location at 500 S. Center Ave. in Merrill. They have also announced the Parisi Speed School’s Fall schedule. The speed school is offered to all children ages 7 and up.
The Cat Club is a motivational scoring, evaluation, testing and training program that ranks and charts progress of athletes in the Parisi Speed School program. There are eight levels of the Cat Club, starting at Bobcat and ascending to Cheetah. Cheetah status is the ultimate goal of athletes in the Parisi Speed School program.
Athletes receive their placement score from the six-item test given at an Evaluation and Post-Test. The placement score determines an athlete’s corresponding level in the Cat Club. This test includes the laser-timed 10 yard, 20 yard, and 40 yard dashes, the vertical jump, the 5/10/5 shuttle drill and the 5 hops test. These tests were selected because there is a direct correlation between success on these tests and athletic success in sports such as football, soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, track and lacrosse.
“This is a great way for kids to stay active over the winter months and have fun while doing it,” says Eric Filipiak, Parisi Speed School’s Program Director and Head Trainer. “Watching an athlete move up to new levels is one of the most exciting events not only for the athlete, but our staff as well.” Preregistration is required and space is limited.
“We offer speed classes Monday through Saturday,” says Filipiak. “When a child and/or athlete joins the program, they can come to as many classes as they would like. We have classes every day after school.”
To learn more about Parisi Speed School powered by Riverside Athletic Club and to register for the Cat Club Challenges, please call 715.536.2481 or visit our website www.riversideathletic.com