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Our Rookie Training Program

Training & Character Building for Ages 7-11

For our youngest athletes, ages 7-11, we offer our Rookie program. This curriculum lays the groundwork for athleticism and coordination while also building confidence and self-esteem. We’ll teach youth about body mechanics, running techniques, and body-weight exercises in a supportive, positive environment.

Foundations

  • Emphasis on neural map development
  • Character development focused
  • Building a work ethic
  • Inspiring atmosphere and positive coaching

Training Knowledge

  • Teaching training theory and terminology
  • Building the foundation for a healthy lifestyle

Athletic Development

  • Developing motor skills and movement patterns
  • Establishing coordination and balance
  • Age-appropriate strength and resistance training fundamentals
  • Speed, agility, and conditioning foundations

Get an Early Start

We believe that teaching athletes about discipline, healthy living, and being active should start at a young age. Our Scholastic programs go beyond fitness and give athletes the foundation they need to grow into confident, well-rounded individuals. When you walk through our doors, your athlete isn’t just stepping into a gym—they are becoming a part of our team.

Our Free Trial

Ready to become part of the D1 team? We invite you to join us for a free workout or class to see what we’re all about—and to find out why Men’s Health named us a Top 30 Gym. We look forward to helping you or your young athlete reach their goals.

What Our Athletes Are Saying

  • “There are a lot of heart issues in our family and I’m prone to that. I want to live a long life and live it, not just show up. I only needed one workout to know that D1 is where I wanted to be.” - Scott Holiday
  • “The great thing about D1 is that there are different exercises every day, working a different part of my body. I don’t get bored. Even though I’m not an outstanding athlete, I feel like an athlete when I am here. Both my sons are into sports, my husband utilizes the personal training, so we all love coming here. It has made such a difference for us.” - Amy Long
  • “What motivates me to work out is my drive for a volleyball scholarship. When I came to D1, I learned the right way to lift weights, got more muscle and began to develop an athlete’s body. D1 is serious about their athletes. They help you and work with you so that you train the right way.” - Alessandra Kennedy