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    Team Training...

    One of big growing trends in my area of Western PA is youth training facilities. We've had a Parisi Speed School for a number of years but lately it seems youth/team group training is taking off.

    One facility came in to our LL board meeting to pitch their program... they have 55 (full) teams under contract with them. Teams range from 10 yr old softball to D3 lacrosse. Another one says they have 20, another I spoke with has 100 individual youth athletes they train a week, etc.

    I don't know if these places are cashing in or trying to latch onto the MBSC concept but youth training facilities are popping up like flies around me. Within a 15 minute drive I have 5 choices.

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    We have two in our area. Galya trains and advises for one of them.

    Neither is an MBSC or Parisi thing, either. In fact, they don't really know about these things. I'm sure the owners heard of the concept somewhere, but it's amazing how the fitness industry doesn't know about the people we think are 'big names.'

    The owners of each are former college and/or pro athletes in things like lacrosse and football who seem to be taking what they learned from coaching and from their own coaches and making it into their business. They're doing good work, too.

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    Lou reminded me that "all exercise is good" as long as people aren't getting hurt. I have to agree and I'll be the first to admit that I enjoy working out at a place that has turf, kettlebells, racks, tires, etc. The thing that gets me is the sale to the parents that the places around me are forming/forging D1 athletes...

    At 8 yrs old, this is a little bit of a stretch

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    That's a stretch alright.

    It's also interesting to note that the parents pay $150-200 a month for each kid, but won't pay more than $20 a month for their own 'fitness.'

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    Okay, what is this MBSC thing? New acronyms keep cropping up and and the less clued in among us have no fucking clue what they mean. I don't think it's Mailboxes Business & Shipping Connection, which is the first thing that comes up when I google MBSC. Is it the Mike Boyle thing -- MBSC Thrive (which I hadn't heard of before)?

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    The gym I belong to has MBSC Thrive, but I've not made use of it.

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    MBSC is 'Michael Boyle Strength & Conditioning' -- the name of the gyms that Mike Boyle founded/runs. He later did some form of franchising/licensing model with Rodale as a partner (I think) and now there are MBSC Thrive gyms in the US and Canada.

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    Are MBSC Thrive gyms doing well?

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