2.5 months ago we signed up our first client here at Apex Performance Center, his name is Kavika Fonua and at first glance he is a tall, lean, athletic looking young man with a quiet confidence about himself. After sitting down and speaking with he and his father for a few short moments I realized that, yes he is just that, quiet! Kavika however did express that he had a few goals, he wanted to be faster, quicker....overall better. He was in the midst of his first year of high school track and wanted to excel as best he could even though he would express his pursuit of track is just to help him develop more speed and skill for his other passions.
Since Training At Apex
Kavika is a 10th grader at Syracuse High School where he plays football, basketball and track. As a sophmore he saw a good bit of time at the varsity level with aspirations for next year to be a prime time contributor and he is working to make those goals a reality in just a short time. During the past few months he has been very consistent with his training, even comming in after already lifting for football in the morning and just leaving track practice in the afternoon. His hard work payed off for him a few weeks ago where as a sophmore he finished 6th in the 100M. dash in the STATE, not bad for your first year of track. Kavika also competed in the Apex Performance Center Nike Sparq combine in mid March and excelled as the MVP or best overall perfromance in the drills that were administered. Most recently he participated in the National Underclassmen Combine held at Kearns High School where he competed against athletes from across the state and regionally where he also took "MVP" and recieved an invitation to attend the "National" combine in L.A. The other day while speaking with Kavika he also expressed his ability to now dunk as basketball which wasn't the case prior to his training here, and at 5'11 that is no easy task!!
What does his training schedule look like?
Outside of what Kavika does with his team and coaches at Syracuse, he attends Apex sessions 2x per week!
What does his training entail?
Most of his training during track season was to focus on foot striking, plyo metrics and lots of technique work and breaking down mechanics on the treadmill. We were really trying to find ways to help him gain tenths and hundreths of seconds on his 100m. efforts. Now that the track season has concluded his training will now take a turn to reflect a bit more of the demands that will be placed on his body during the football season comming in the fall. We will still focus on technique work, and every now and again before he goes to another camp brush up on 40 stance and starts, but as for the summer.....it is the time to prepare for the grind!
Attitude and Approach
Kavika, as I stated above can be a quiet athlete and as a coach it is always refreshing to see a young man carry himself with a quiet confidence when sports are filled with such ego's and trash talkers. Everyday he comes to make himself better, never questioning the drills or feats asked of him other than how he can do them better. Kavika is prepping for a big fall season because of the investment he is putting towards it, and if you ask him he might not tell you the same, but that is because he lets his actions and accomplishments speak for him.
(Kavika was also a part of the Utah 7on7 team that took the title of an Invitational tournament held In Las Vegas which hosted some of the top recruits in the Western United States)