FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question: What is C.A.D.C.?
Answer: Complete Athlete Development Camp (C.A.D.C.) is an eight (8) week long youth (ages 8-12) and teenager (ages 12-18) based summer camp held in Charlotte, NC. The components of this camp are athletic strength and conditioning, individual development (educational component), and nutrition education. C.A.D.C. will begin on June 11, 2018 and end on August 10, 2018. Days and times for this camp are Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 5pm. The location for this camp is 1225 Remount Road, Charlotte, NC 28208 (located inside of Revolution Park Sports Academy).
Question: Who can enroll in C.A.D.C.?
Answer: youth (ages 8-12) and teenagers (ages 13-18) who are enrolled in an elementary, middle, or high school. Individuals over the age of 18 or are a collegiate, amateur, or professional athlete will not be permitted to register at any time.
Question: Does my child have to be an athlete in order to register?
Answer: NO! At C.A.D.C., we treat all campers the same no matter what their athletic abilities are. The most important aspect of our camp is the Individual Development portion, where campers can learn to utilize important life skills (can be beneficial in any athletic or non-athlete situation). This will be treated much like a classroom setting where coaches will develop a lesson plan (in the form of an activity, game, presentation, etc.) to meet the curriculum needs. On top of it all, as long as each camper has an enjoyable and memorable experience through our teachings, we consider that the biggest success.
Question: What does my athlete need to bring to camp?
Answer: Athletes are required to bring a water bottle (one will be provided at the beginning of camp) and show up dressed and ready to participate in daily exercise. This may consist of wearing comfortable exercise attire, including but not limited to a tee shirt made of performance graded material, gym shorts, and a pair of new or lightly used exercise sneakers. Athlete's are encouraged to also bring extra attire such as a baseball cap, sunglasses, and / or other sun blocking items. It is recommended that athlete's wear protective sunscreen, bring a towel, and maintain properly hydrated to avoid heat related injuries. Although a lunch will be provided for participants under the age of 18 through the Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) system, it is recommended that each athlete brings their own prepared lunch and snacks.
Although New Era Performance and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will not be held liable for any items lost or stolen, we will will take all available steps to minimize these risks.
Question: What does the Strength and Conditioning component consist of?
Answer: Each athlete will participate in a daily dynamic warm-up, strength and conditioning (inside the facility), speed agility, and quickness (outside on the turf field), and recovery program. Each athlete will be monitored by a certified specialist to ensure proper form and technique are being utilized. Exercise selection will be adjusted to the athlete's training level.
Question: What does the Individual Development component consist of?
Answer: With C.A.D.C., we don’t want the ultimate focus to be on overall athletic abilities. We want each athlete to be able to understand that there is more than that required to becoming a Complete Athlete. This is why we added a course curriculum. Our goal is to introduce 8 different research-backed weekly topics (shown in this post) that we feel are most important to the athlete’s development. With these topics, we will coordinate a daily lesson plan, in the form of a game, presentation, guest speaker, etc., to meet the curriculum needs. Athlete’s will have the opportunity to enhance some much needed skills while also cooling down from their daily strength and conditioning plan.
Question: What does the Nutrition Education component consist of?
Answer: The Nutrition Education Component will consist of a 90 minute nutrition workshop titled “Fueling your Athlete”. This workshop is designed to educate the athlete, the athlete’s parents, or the athlete’s coach on how to properly fuel an athlete for a chosen sport. This workshop will be offered twice throughout the camp and will be presented by a Registered Dietitian (RD).
Question: How many coaches will be involved with this camp?
Answer: There will be a total of 12 coaches who will be involved with this camp. The athlete to coach ration will be 1:10. Also involved with this camp will be 1 camp Director who will oversee the camp's daily operations.
Question: What are the backgrounds of the C.A.D.C. coaches?
Answer: each coach will be placed in a group of 3 total coaches. There will be 4 total groups of 3 coaches (amounting to 12 total individual coaches). The coach requirements for each group are as following:
Coach 1, Head Coach: Undergraduate degree in exercise science or related field (master's degree preferred), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, CPR/AED certified, 1 year of experience.
Coach 2, Assistant Coach: Undergraduate degree in exercise science or related field (master's degree preferred), CPR/AED certified, 1 year of experience.
Coach 3, Intern Coach: Enrolled as a junior or senior in an exercise science program or related field at an accredited university, CPR/AED certified.
Question: What is included in the 90 minute "Fueling your Athlete" nutrition workshop?
Answer: Presented by a Registered Dietitian (RD), our goal with offering this workshop is to help educate participants on how to properly fuel an athlete for their respective sport. Participants will learn cutting-edge and research-backed nutrition education such as macronutrient (carbohydrate, proteins, and fats) recommendations, micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) recommendations, nutrient timing and energy management, and supplement and ergogenic education. A complimentary meal will be provided.
Question: What steps will the camp take to ensure my athlete's safety?
Answer: Your athlete's safety is our number one priority and we will take all necessary steps to ensure this. New Era Performance will operate side by side with the staff at Revolution Park Sports Academy to ensure that the facility itself is operating in a safe and effective manner and rid of all potential threats. Aside from the facility, our team of qualified professionals will sit through a one hour presentation before the camp starts to learn and review all of our emergency action plans. These plans will be very detailed and range from basic directions on camper oversight to a well structured plan on facility evacuations. For medical safety, each coaching group will have 1 coach will be in charge of handling, securing, and administering a medical kit. That coach, and only that coach, will be allowed to traffic the medical kit to and from our camp locations. Please make sure to read through our IMPORTANT INFORMATION section to help us decrease the risk of a camp related incident.
Question: How do I enroll my athlete in C.A.D.C.?
Answer: click HERE to select which weeks you would like to enroll your athlete in and pay for those weeks. Once payment is successfully submitted, fill out the registration packet (you can download the packet HERE (click the "click to download a C.A.D.C. registration form") and submit the filled out packet with the required health forms to:
New Era Performance ATTN: C.A.D.C.
2301 W. Morehead Street STE A7
Charlotte, NC 28208
Question: Are full teams allowed to register?
Answer: Yes, full teams are allowed to register as registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the total spots available will meet the demands of your team than we highly encourage your team to resister. Please contact us before registering to ensure your team meets our camp requirements as well as to receieve a team-based discount.
Question: How do I register for the camp's late pickup program?
Answer: This program will be provided by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation. Please call the Revolution Park Sports Academy front desk at (980) 314-1116 to learn more.
Question: What kind of sponsorship material will be available?
Answer: Sponsors will be permitted to provide print material to our athletes and the parents, legal guardians, or coaches of these athletes. Be ready to access exclusive promotions and receive exclusive discounts on awesome products and services!
Are you a business looking to sponsor our event? CONTACT US to learn how and to review our sponsorship packages!