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NEW Class Options

To meet the needs of our current and future Phoenix Family members we are offering a few great new class options. Due to this corona virus situation we have found everyone has a different safety comfort level so we hope this helps meet that need.

Pick Your Distance Comfort Level

Option 1: Completely Virtual/Online Lessons
You view an online instructional video at your convenience, then login to a zoom meeting once a week to have our instructors view your skills you worked on in the lesson. Watch the video as often as you like and practice. Feel like you’ve gained another skill then you can schedule up to 2 zoom meeting instructor evaluations. Recommended start age 4 & up. We have 3 levels offered: Beginners, Intermediate, & Advanced. Just $80 per month.

Option 2: Private Lessons
You schedule a lesson on our open days that are set aside for private lessons only. Open to ages 5 & up.
Those days are Monday 3pm – 7pm and Thursday 3pm – 7pm.
Pick 2 Classes to attend (1 Monday time & 1 Thursday time) – Just $80 per month
Due to our Covid guidelines all classes are drop off and pick up ONLY. Only athletes and staff will be allowed inside our facility. For your child’s protection we have a strict minimum 2 to 1 policy, we never allow 1 on 1 instruction.

Option 3: Small Group Lessons
This class option will only allow a maximum of 8 students at a lesson. Open to ages 8 – 16.
Tuesdays 2pm – 7pm and Thursdays 1pm – 3pm
Pick 2 Classes to attend (1 Tuesday time & 1 Thursday time) – Just $80 per month
Classes must have at least 6 athletes for the class to make. If classes fill up, we may add more classes to our schedule depending on the demand for the specific class/classes.
All students will be screened before allowed into class. Make up classes or credit will NOT be given for missed classes. Due to our Covid guidelines all classes are drop off and pick up ONLY. Only athletes and staff will be allowed inside our facility. (Tip: have a large family? or friends in the same age group? Encourage them to enroll on the same day & time to fill a class)

IMPORTANT: If you are enrolling more than one athlete you must fill out a form for EACH athlete.
Enrollment is first come first serve. Each form is time stamped letting us know the day/time you submitted your form. If your desired class has already reached its maximum, you will be contacted regarding a different class day/time via email.

Our current guidelines:

  • Athletes will be screened upon entering our building. Athletes must wear masks UNTIL screening is complete then they may remove their mask.
  • Athletes are to bring their own water with their name clearly labeled on the bottle.
  • Athletes are not to bring any additional items with them other than their water and cellular device (on silent). No bags or backpacks!
  • If your athlete or anyone in your household has a fever (100.2 or higher) or is sick, please stay home! Please be aware and understand that by sending your athlete to in person classes there is risk of them being exposed to germs that may cause illness.
  • All classes are drop off and pick up ONLY. Only athletes and staff will be allowed inside our facility. For your child’s protection we have a strict minimum 2 to 1 policy, we never allow 1 on 1 instruction.
  • We are doing our part to ensure the safety within our facility by screening our staff and athletes, providing hand sanitizer and other products for hand washing, cleaning every piece of equipment after each single use, and practicing social distancing within the gym. Staff will take the necessary precautions to ensure our facility is safe. As the suggested restrictions are lifted by the CDC, changes will be made within our program.

Passion

Concepts of Enthusiasm and Motivation

Passion – strong emotional attachment

Enthusiasm – eager to participate

Motivation – what moves you toward an action

Name one person on the team who is the team motivator?

How does it make you feel when they motivate you?

Name one person on the team who demonstrates passion for the team?

Name one person who is enthusiastic?

Describe what happens when team members are not enthusiastic?

Describe why positive affirmations helps you?

What can YOU do to be considered a passionate, enthusiastic and motivating team member?

Help Keep Our Program Alive

Like many local businesses we are in a tough spot since we have not been able to operate as normal for the past 4 months due to the Covid-19 crisis. A lot of us have shifted to online shopping to avoid being out and about too often. What if we told you there is a way for you to shop online at some of your favorite stores AND help us earn money to keep our programs going?

Well now if you use FlipGive you can earn our program cash back for each purchase you make! It’s possible for us to earn anywhere from 1% all the way up to 25% depending on the store. Please help us out while you do your normal shopping.

Precious Promises

Peter was a man who knew the value of the promises of God and he knew of no other way to describe them but by calling them what they were: precious. Peter was attempting, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to communicate the intrinsic value and long-lasting impact of that which is found in the Word of God. Peter, the man on a mission, shouts through the ages, “Don’t take the promises of God for granted! Realize the purpose of His promises and hold them dear and close to your life.”

The Bible promises that God’s promises promise that you can share in God’s very own nature. You can savor all He is and then marinate in it to the extent that you become it! You have the potential of ingesting His very personality and exhibiting His very character. Your life becomes a place of demonstration of His fruit and His power. You are no longer like you… because of the promises… you are now like Him. He became what we are to make us what He is.

Here are just a few precious promises to remember to cling to:

Forgiveness and Victory over Sin

We no longer need to feel guilty or ashamed before God. If we come to Jesus on his terms, God will forgive our iniquity and remember our sins no more (Jeremiah 31:34).

“…they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” (Jeremiah 31:34, ESV).

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus… in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:1,37, ESV).

Answers to Prayer

We no longer need to feel helpless, anxious, and alone. We can take everything and anything to God in prayer (Philippians 4:6).

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7, ESV).

“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.” (1John 5:14, ESV).

Security of Our Souls

Provided that we continue to follow Jesus, nobody, not even Satan, can separate us from God.

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39, ESV).

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” (John 10:27-29, ESV).

Humbleness Leads To Greater Things

“’Don’t be afraid, Mary,’ the angel told her, ‘for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus’ . . . Mary responded, ‘I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.’”—Luke 1:30–31, 38 (NLT)

Among all the great heroes of fiction, Frodo, from The Lord of the Rings films, is one of the most standout characters. Why? Because unlike Hercules, Wonder Woman, Thor, or Superman, he isn’t a huge, superpowered demigod. Unlike Anakin or Luke Skywalker, he wasn’t born with extraordinary force powers. Unlike Batman, he isn’t a ripped, highly-trained ninja bajillionaire with the money to make high-tech weapons and armor. Frodo was none of those things. He was just a simple hobbit from the Shire, a naïve, kind, gentle little guy. But, as Galadriel says in The Fellowship of the Ring film, “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” 

Here’s the thing: What made Frodo special wasn’t his superhuman abilities, super genius, or a birthright . . . it was his willingness to step out in faith. He’s a hero among heroes because even though he knew he wasn’t equipped for this impossible task (he didn’t even know the way to Mordor), he stepped up in humility and accepted the call when it came. 

This diminutive hero embodies something so deeply biblical: God can use anyone, even the humblest of people, to bring about the most amazing work. From the young shepherd boy who took down a giant to a widow who showed incredible loyalty to her mother-in-law to the young virgin girl from Nazareth—where apparently nothing good can come from (John 1:46)—whom “God blessed above all women” (Luke 1:42)—God is in the business of doing big things through the smallest, most humble of people.

So why Mary? Like Frodo, she had nothing mankind would deem as “special.” She didn’t come from a prestigious family. She wasn’t considered great among the people. But she was highly favored by God. When Gabriel told Mary she’d have a child through the Holy Spirit, her response reveals exactly why God chose her and why she was highly-favored and blessed with this honor. 

In Luke 1:38 (NLT), she says, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” Look at the humility she displayed here! Her response to this insane, impossible, frankly terrifying news (she was a betrothed, unmarried virgin, likely between 12 and 14, when she was told she’d have a child) was “I am the Lord’s servant.” 

She knew no one would believe her, that this would likely be a scandalous and dangerous thing (Joseph could have had her publicly shamed or stoned to death for being pregnant as his betrothed, since he was not the biological father), but she trusted God. She believed in Him and His Word. She made herself available to be used by God to do His work. She knew she wasn’t equipped for the call God had given her, but she surrendered her life, will, and future into His hands, because she trusted that He would be with her every step of the way.

This is all the Lord needs from us in order to accomplish wonders in our own lives and the lives of the people around us. He doesn’t need us to be highly-skilled, extremely super-qualified geniuses. He certainly uses people with amazing skills, talents, resources, and abilities just as He uses untrained fishermen, poor widows, and outcasts, but it’s not a prerequisite for Him to do His best work. Instead, God does His best work in the lives of those who are humble, available, and willing to be used. It’s not about what you can do, but what you allow Him to do in and through you. He blesses those who declare, “I am the Lord’s servant . . . May everything you have said about me come true.”

Like Mary, we all have a part in this amazing story of redemption God is writing. We all have an amazing call to make disciples, preach the gospel, and be His witnesses. Do we have to be scholars or dynamic orators to accomplish it? No! We just need to say, “Here I am, Jesus. I’m your servant.”

Devotion By Danny Saavedra