Empowering the next generations through sports.
Our Goal at Zach’s Athletics is to create a love of sports, exercise and healthy living that carries on long after our camps. We create a safe environment in which each athlete feels comfortable and is encouraged to grow and develop. Whether a child is proficient in sport or has never played any sports, they will walk away with new skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for physical activity as well as lifelong memories of their experience.
Our Approach to coaching caters to any child’s skill and development level. Our coaches will explain and demonstrate new skills to the group and then take the time to make sure every child understands the actions. They will then have plenty of time to creatively practice their new skills. Our coaching approach leads to quickly learned and ready to practice new skills and smiles all around.
We Go Beyond just teaching skills. Our programs add to children's lives by teaching them lessons they likely won’t learn in the classroom. During our camps we focus on leading with courage, embracing individuality, enjoying life and working hard.
Five percent of all our camp sales go to trusted charities that are impactful and efficient.
I am a passionate, knowledgeable and experienced coach. I have completed many kinesiology, nutrition, fitness, High Five, NCCP multi-sport, BC soccer, roundnet, safety, childhood education and first aid courses. As well as, being a coach I am a competitive roundnet player. I believe I bring a unique experience to the children at my camps. My goal in life is to have a positive impact on the next generations and my way of achieving that is through coaching and teaching. I oversee every Zach’s Athletics camp and ensure that we pass on a passion for life, sports and learning to the next generation.
A Bit About Coach Zach
Last year, Zach visited Tillicum Annex for one week as a tennis instructor for our 6 divisions. During his time at Tillicum, Zach was responsible to teach students from kindergarten to grade 4. Right away Zach showed that he was able to adapt and be flexible in his lessons in order to meet individual student or class needs. He displayed excellent class management skills, had fun with the class and was able to maintain the attention and interest of the students throughout his lessons. The students enjoyed his classes and many of them carried on to play tennis in their free time. Zach presented himself in a friendly, respectful and responsible manner with staff and students alike and I would not hesitate to call on his skills again when teaching a unit on tennis.
- Leah Dosdall, Teacher
Zach is the best trainer I could have ever dreamt of! I was looking for a motivating routine that would get my body in shape, so he and I worked out several times a week to achieve that goal. We were doing activities ranging from functional strength workouts to fun sports activities like spikeball and football, and they always left me feeling strong, confident, but also happy and playful. I guess it is this mix of going hard while playing that makes Zach's style of training so unique. That's why I loved going to his classes, also because I knew that I would get a very good workout, all while having a lot of fun!
- Etienne Rambaud, Client
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