How does this schedule work during the school year?
A: This academy is designed for the home-schooled player, players enrolled in online schooling, or those who have obtained a late-start from their school principal. Check with your school to see if you are eligible for a PE credit for missed school time in the morning if you attend a public school. 90% of all FRA players are public school players and we make it work; it's pro-rated and flexible.
Can my player start at anytime?
A: Yes, if there is availability. Priority will be given to current players and those who enroll by the 15th of the prior month before we start the next month.
Where do classes meet?
A: The classes will meet at a tennis and athletic club in Longmont, CO, or at various city parks throughout northern Colorado. Contact Steve for details and location.
Who will be coaching the team?
A: Steve Williams will be the primary coach.
Are parents required to stay and watch during the classes?
A: Parents are not required to stay during class times, but are welcome to stay and watch.
Will this team be traveling to tournaments?
A: Yes. We will be traveling all over the intermountain section and competing in sectional and national tournaments. We will also make affordable trips out of state for tournaments as a team. Our out of state trips typically save families money when the coaches expenses are split up compared to parents travelling.
What else is involved?
A: We will have guest coaches who are certified teaching pros, college players training with us, and guest speakers. Periodically throughout the year we will have experts in the fields of mechanics, biomechanics, diet and nutrition, mental toughness, and strength and conditioning.
Who is on this team?
A: YOU are on this team if you sign up. I promise you will be challenged. This is not a question that I am concerned with. Someone has to be the best player in any group and I will make sure you are challenged. You can back out after 30 days if you do not feel like you are improving, or this is not a good fit for you.
How is the FRA doing now that we have been around for over 4 years?
A: We have grown to be the largest travel academy in this part of the nation. Our players are highly respected. We don't have a single player that cheats. We are making semi-finals and quarter-final appearances at major sectionals. We are dominating locally in Championship level events. We will continue to travel to Salt Lake, Las Vegas, and outside the section for major tournaments as a team. The kids call themselves "The FRAmily." I do not ask that they all be best friends, but I absolutely demand that they respect one another and function as a unit and as a team!