The SPARTAN philosophy began with me coaching my son in rec soccer in 2011. We approached the sport with an emphasis on dicipline, hard work, physical fittness, and character.
Fast forward to the summer of 2021, coming out of the pandemic and wanting a way to jumpstart the season of my younger son's team, I proposed the idea of a summer onditioning camp to Bordentown FC. They agreed and my 15 players trained that summer
The following summer through word of mouth we grew to 56 kids and started to develope into our own entity seperate of soccer. We had kids from different sports and ages joining, and had about 12% girls, 88% boys, with more and more parents getting involved to help.
Then came 2023 and with it the grandest iteration of our program yet. We got into social media and even had a table at the Bordentown Street Fair. We partnered with local Italian restraunt Palermos. We created an official uniformand opened our registration up to all grades. We grew to 170 kids that trained over 3 days a week, two sessions a night. We were 35% elementary school, 40% middle school, and 25% high school with 59% boys and 41% girls. We had kids from not just Bordentown, but Burlington, Hamilton, Florence, Chesterfield, and even Delran. We had athletes from soccer, football, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, track and field, cross country, softball, baseball, wrestling, and field hockey.
Now we enter the next phase of our evolution. We go from a mere summer camp to a year round community based youth fittness program aimed at helping ALL kids. Whether they are just looking to stay in shape in their off season or need an outlet for their energy and haven't found a sport to suit them.
We are excited to see where we can take this and can't wait to work with the kids year round.