If you think football season is ending, your wrong. You are wrong on so many levels you could not begin to comprehend. With college bowl games completed and the NFL season coming to an end in 3 weeks, you would think football season is over, right? Well for some in Southern California its just beginning again. The off-season is here and its time to put in the work now that will pay off in the fall.
Their motto is “Train with the Best” and after seeing the way they run their clinic this past Saturday, Prime Time Polynesian (PTP) tells no lie. I could literally smell football in the air. I could smell the California sun, fresh cut grass, and even a little sweat, all to the back drop of speakers playing every song you can think of that would definitely be on your ipod playlist for a serious workout. The best part about it was, this particular session was the second of the day for the youth ages 6-11. Under the direction of Coach Pen Talamaivao and his host of coaches and staff, over the past five years Prime Time Polynesian has grown to be tops in Inland Empire and Southern California for all position training clinics.
They go at it every Saturday at Corona High School in California. Having two sessions, one for ages 12-18 and another for ages 6-11. The same skills and level of intensity goes for both sessions. Kids receive great coaching on all positions skills, on the field and in the weight room. This was truly unlike anything I have seen especially in January. The growth of the clinics are a testament to the product that has been put forward and the dedicated staff that commits the time to help kids get better and get results. Youth from all over are coming to these clinics to be coached-up from Los Angeles to San Diego.
My time at PTP on Saturday was well spent. I saw many kids with great technique and passion for the game at a very young age. PTP is truly a place you take you kids to get better. The atmosphere was live and energetic. As parents set along the sidelines of the field looking on, they all had a look of appreciation and joy watching their child compete, have fun and end the days’ clinic with a dance-off (my favorite part).
I enjoyed my time visiting with Prime Time Polynesian. They will continue with sessions every Saturday for the next five months. Prime Time has a warm family friendly atmosphere and welcome all to come train with them. If you truly desire hard work, passion, coaching and results this is one of the best places to be. I would like to thank Coach Pen Talamaivao, for allowing me to speak with him and view his clinic. “Mana”- Unconditional love and strength. Polynesian oath of love to all, going beyond one’s self. Putting others before self to serve the family and the village. “Giving what you have and asking for nothing back!” http://www.primetimepolynesian.com/about-ptp (PTP mission statement quote)