At MMA, we believe challenging physical activity — such as regular exercise, competitive athletics and obstacle course challenges — helps middle school and high school boys develop into better versions of themselves.
- Completing a physical challenge, such as a difficult workout or obstacle course, helps develop confidence and reaffirms the belief that hard work pays off.
- Participating in sports helps develop a team mentality and a greater sense of honor through sportsmanship.
- Exercise helps improve overall mood and behavior by producing endorphins that reduce stress and make young men happier.
- When boys expel their physical energy, they are able to better focus on their academics without feeling restless.
Summer workouts also help cadets prepare for their first physical fitness test at MMA, given within the first week of their arrival for the fall semester.
We expect cadets to utilize this program to return to campus in the best shape of their lives, ready for the fall athletic season. We want them to see the results of their dedication, returning to MMA in the fall as a bigger, faster and stronger athletes than before.
This summer program is designed to challenge cadets. It is designed for the athlete to struggle and feel defeated early on, to face adversity, eventually rise up and overcome. Learning how to overcome and deal with adversity is one of life’s greatest lessons, one that needs to be learned at an early age and reinforced with constant practice over time. These lessons will help him in the fourth quarter, the 2nd half, third period, final hole, fifth set – any obstacle that he will face as a cadet at MMA, as well as a man in life.
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