We DARE you to...
Run Faster, Jump Higher and be Stronger!
Country Life Kids Camp has an exciting athletic program for our campers to learn life lessons along with improving their physical capabilities. We have invited some of the area's finest high school coaches, collegiate athletes and former college coaches to share their time, experience and wisdom this summer season. These coaches specialize in basketball, soccer, cross country, track & field, golf, rugby, martial arts as well as personal fitness training.
We are inviting devoted athletes of all skill levels, to participate in our athletic performance training camps. You will not only improve your physical skills, but we will challenge your athlete's mental toughness through coaching character lectures, team building obstacles and agility training. You will learn what it takes to be a complete "coach-able athlete" on every level, from a starter to the 6th man off the bench, so you can reach your goals.
Take a look at some of the coaches already committed as a guest coach this season and check back for an update to this list in the near future.
Instructional Sports Camps
Designed for Campers 8 yrs old and up
Boys Rugby Coach
USA Rugby Level 300 certified coach Medina High School
Brian Scerca is a graduate of Medina High School where he competed in Football, Wrestling and Track and Field. He continued his athletic and academic career at Bowling Green State University where he played collegiate rugby winning multiple MAC and Michigan Rugby Union Championships. He has spent time coaching youth flag and tackle football in the Medina City leagues. In 2013 he returned to coaching rugby at Medina High School. He is also a USA rugby level 1 official and a current member of the Rugby Ohio Board of Commissioners. When not spending time with his family and coaching HS rugby, he volunteers to teach rugby in Phys Ed at both Medina City Schools and Buckeye Local Schools.
My goals for teaching rugby at Country Life Kids Camp is to introduce young people to a sport that is played world wide and is rapidly growing in the United States to hopefully provide them with opportunities in their future to compete, build friendships and to experience how teamwork and communication leads to success.
About Medina Rugby
The Medina Rugby Football Club was established in 2011 at Medina High School as a club sport. In their first season the boys team consisted of 14 brave young men, who although had to forfeit all of their games for not having enough players, showed up every week and never gave up. Today we carry that fighting spirit with us as the program has grown to consist of over 150 players. These players make up teams for High-School Boys, High-School Girls, Middle School Boys, Middle School Girls, 5-6 grade co-ed flag and 1-4 grade co-ed flag. The HS Boys team has made multiple D2 state playoff appearances and had multiple college scholarship and All Ohio award winners, as well as an All American. The HS Girls team is entering its third season since its inauguration and is the two-time Rugby Ohio D2 state runner up. Both the Middle School Boys and Middle School Girls teams placed second in the 2017 Rugby Ohio Middle School State tournament, held in Canton, OH. Please visit our website at https://medinarugby.wordpress.com/ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how to become part of Medina Rugby RFC!
Director; Golf Teaching Professional
Greg Jones Golf Acadamy
Greg “The Golf Guy” Jones director of the Greg Jones Golf Academy is the epitome of the modern-day golf professional. He is a teaching professional, fitting specialist, and outstanding communicator with over 25 years’ experience in the field.
The methodology that Greg uses is "Keep it Simple". While always believing in traditional instructional information, Greg has devoted his career to developing and refining teaching methods, terminologies and instructional techniques to help you, the student, understand the swing and the individual golf shots and to reach your desired scoring goals.
The Greg Jones Golf Academy will be offering Junior Golf Improvement Classes this upcoming 2018 season at Country Life Kids Camp. Our lesson program will help children discover the fun of golf or assist your young veteran golfer to improve their abilities. For additional information about our academy visit our web site www.gregjonesgolfacademy.com
Men's & Women's Head Coach Cross Country and Track & Field
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
Master Paul Kim
VP & Master Instructor
Kim's College of Martial Arts
5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
3rd Degree Black Belt in Kumdo (Korean Swordsmanship)
Recipient of Finest Citizens Award in 2013 by Ohio House of Representative William Batchelder for charitable work and donations benefitting military families and veterans
Master Paul has dedicated his life to providing students of all ages, the amazingly valuable gift of martial arts. The Kim’s family represents 4 generations of professional, Master Instructors. He was born and raised in Medina. Master Paul graduated from Medina High School and the University of Iowa.
“My happiest moment happened when I was 18. I was blessed with wonderful parents that allowed me to go to Uzbekistan for a mission trip with our church. A few doctors and our pastor set up a makeshift pharmacy for people in dire need of medical attention there. I remember running around town, back and forth between doctors and handing prescriptions to our pharmacists, but the line of people was endless. There were children there and my pastor asked me to gather all the children onto a large field and teach them martial arts. I didn’t speak Uzbek, I didn’t speak Russian, they didn’t speak Korean, they didn’t speak English. I gathered hundreds of kids onto a dusty field and I remember an incredible amount of pure joy as we started to warm up. The entire experience gave me a much deeper understanding of what it means to truly appreciate something. I believe teaching martial arts is what I was born to do.”
Certified Personal Trainer & TRX, RKC Instructor
Better Bodies of Medina
Molly is a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a certified TRX and RKC instructor. In September 2008, Molly completed the 23 hour Russian Kettlebell Challenge.
Molly attended The Ohio State University and received her Bachelor's in Sociology in 1998. Soon after, she got her certification as a Spinning instructor and built on her fitness career from there. Fitness has always been a priority to her- incorporating weight training, cardiovascular exercise and balanced nutrition. Molly is an avid runner and her proudest accomplishment came when she completed her first marathon in the 2005 Chicago Marathon. Since, she has completed many trail marathon & ultra marathons. She puts exercise in a ‘must do’ category and believes goals you wish to achieve do not happen overnight. In order to see the results you must be consistent, disciplined, and motivated for every training session.
"True motivation must come from within".
Men's Head Track & Field Coach
Padua Franciscan High School
Mr. Greg Szklarz is a '70 Padua Franciscan High School graduate and current head coach of Padua’s boys and girls track teams. Eight Padua runners have qualified for the State Meet in Columbus over the past two seasons. A '75 Cleveland State University graduate and was a member of the CSU cross-country and track and field teams. Held three indoor and three outdoor track records while running for CSU. He also holds a level 1 USA Track and Field certification. Greg, his wife Mary (Padua ’87), and their four children reside in Spencer, OH.
Volleyball Trainer & Coach
Karol has over 20 years of experience coaching volleyball. She has taken many CYO girls and boys teams on to win City Championships and has a very high level of success in the USAV circuit as well. She has been running skill camps and clinics for young athletes for the past 5 years.
Karol has been inducted into both the Magnificat High School and Baldwin Wallace University Hall of Fames, as well as the CYO Coaches Hall of Fame. She was elected Senior Female Athlete of the Year in both high school and college. Three of her children, Alyssa, Alex and Kyra are all collegiate volleyball players. Her youngest son, Eli participated in the Junior Olympic volleyball circuit.