Summer 2023 at Farm League Park
Athletic performance program
The Tomball Kings offer a summer-long, athletic performance program open to boys, girls, and their parents.
We will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, on Field 6 at Farm League Park. The program begins Monday, May 29, 2023 and concludes Friday, August 25, 2023.
This program is suitable for student-athletes at the junior high and elementary grade levels, as well as older athletes. We also welcome high school athletes who for scheduling or other reasons are unable to participate in off-season training for high school players. Registration is currently open for this program.
Through a series of exercises, drills, and games, the program seeks to improve the speed, strength, power (a function of strength and speed), agility, and endurance (muscular and cardiovascular) of each student-athlete.
Participants should expect a program that is challenging and strenuous, but also competitive and fun.
We will use body-weight exercises to improve strength and power, incorporating calisthenics, plyometrics, and isometrics. Our programming will also include speed, agility, and high intensity interval training, as well as mental performance training and nutritional guidance.
We will have evaluations near the beginning, middle, and end of the program to help participants measure their progress over the course of the summer.
The program is designed by a team of Tomball Kings coaches who combine many years of (i) multi-sport competition at the high school varsity and collegiate levels, (ii) multi-sport coaching of team sports at the high school and youth levels, and (iii) training of elite athletes in multiple sports, including NFL and MLB players.
In addition to improvements in physical performance, we seek to help each student-athlete gain confidence in his ability to perform and compete, and to develop an athletic mindset and sensibility: these qualities include mental toughness, a competitive spirit, self-confidence, accountability, resilience, and an awareness of the relationship between effort and results.
Tuition is $99.00 per month for the first student-athlete from each household (the “primary student”). Tuition for each participating sibling of the primary student will be $25.00 per month. We welcome and encourage parents to participate, free of charge.
Tuition will be billed monthly for electronic payment, but we expect participants to complete all three months of the program, except by prior arrangement with the instructor.
Due dates for the monthly tuition payments are May 28, June 27, and July 30.
The program is open to all student-athletes (boys and girls) who wish to participate, whether homeschooled.
We reserve the right to limit class size for field-space reasons.
Facility and location
Farm League Park is modern, multi-use, sports complex located at 19717 Stuebner Airline Rd., Spring TX 77379 [map]. Classes will be held on a turf field surface. We will normally meet on Field 6.
What to wear and bring
Wear weather-appropriate clothes. Because of the turf surface, students must wear running shoes, turf shoes, or molded rubber cleats (no metal spikes). Soccer cleats will work well. Neither sandals nor slides may be worn. Hats are optional.
All students must have at least 48 ounces of water with them prior to the beginning of the session, without exception.
Students may use yoga mats or beach towels, as may be appropriate, for some of our exercises.
Do not bring food, seeds, or gum.
We welcome parents/guardians to be on-field with their students, whether merely to learn or even to participate in the exercises if they are so inclined.
Please be on time for each class. Late arrivals are disruptive to the class and counterproductive for the student-athlete who is late.
Should you ever need to miss or be late for a class, please notify the head coach as soon as you know. This will help us avoid setting up stations that will go unused.
Please commit to regular attendance. Missing classes will deny students information, knowledge, skills, or experiences that they will need as athletes. Regular attendance will produce the best results and greatest advancement for each student. We do understand that students may need to miss classes from time to time, of course, for family vacations and other fall activities.
Hydration, nutrition, and sleep
During class times the weather will frequently be warm and humid. Participants will be very active during classes. For maximum benefit of this program, students should tend to their hydration, nutrition, and sleep, following these guidelines:
During the first class, a parent or guardian must at the field during the entire session for each student aged twelve or younger. Otherwise, parents are welcome to leave the park, but should return no later than 10:15 AM. If thunderstorms are in the area, parents should remain at the park in case of lightning interruption.
We will generally not cancel class merely for rain showers (no lightning in the area). Athletes must sometimes play in the rain and train for those conditions. Having towels and a change of clothes for the ride home is a good idea when rain is in the forecast.
The program design requires a minimum enrollment of 20 primary students. Should we fall short of that enrollment minimum once the program has commenced, we reserve the right to terminate the remainder of the program and will refund any amounts paid for the unused period.
All student-athletes must register in advance in order to participate. Registration is open.
For more information
Please call John Harris at 512-470-0915.