Youth Training Academy

Youth Training Academy

See 2018 Summer YTA information at the bottom of this page

  • Injury prevention 
  • Performance enhancement
    • Long-term muscle hypertrophy.
    • Short-term neuromuscular function improvements.
    • Coordination for kids is important and lifting weights allows them to become familiar with their bodies making a brain to muscle connection.  This will make their reactions quicker and more accurate when it comes to competition.
    • Power production and strength can be worked on at an early age. Prevent early exclusion of sport participation by not being cut. These adaptations occur in a quick manner in athletes with no experience because of motor unit recruitment patterns developing. Even at this early age, muscles can be detrained so if you don’t use it you lose it.
  • Strength training is SAFE. 
    • Will not harm the growth plates.  It will actually increase growth hormone and testosterone. 
  • Expert coaching
    • Kids need to be in a safe environment where properly certified individuals are supervising and coaching technique with EVERY athlete.
CE Youth Training Academy Pricing:
  • Members: $129 for 4-weeks of classes (access to 3 classes per week) 
  • Non-members: $169

10 class pack: (6-month expiry)
  • Summit members: $169
  • Non-members: $199
Ages: 5th grade and up
Monday, Wednesday: starting June 18th. 4-week sessions. Choose either the AM or PM sessions to enroll in.
10-11AM & 6:30-7:30PM
10-11AM & 5:30-6:30PM

High School Elites Class:
Contact strength coach Kyler Blades at for information on these groups.

1. What is the Youth Training Academy?
Strength, speed, and mobility-based movements will be used to set the basic motor skills in place to enhance the participants’ success in sports. Small group training environment with certified coaches. Sessions are approximately 1 hour in duration.
2. Is training safe for my child? 
Overwhelmingly, the research points to exercise enhancing athletic performance, reducing injury, and thus assisting in the growth process of both adolescent and preadolescent athletes.  We provide a safe environment supervised by professionals to mitigate injury risk involved in The Turf area.
3. When are the training sessions offered and how do I schedule them?
Sessions are available after school during the school year. Different time slots during the summer for 4-week sessions. Find which category the athlete fits into and what schedule works best.  Class schedule is located above. To register, please contact the front desk at The Summit or Kyler Blades. You can enroll in a session or purchase a 10-pack. Enrolling in the session is encouraged to promote consistency and it's also a lower price point per class.
yler can be reached at or 406-751-4117. During summer time, class times will change. Contact Kyler for details.
4. What happens if my son/daughter is not able to attend the Competitive Edge coaching session at the time that I committed for?
Because Competitive Edge has offered a tremendous membership value, we must enforce all sessions for their full length of time (similar to cell phone plans and car leases). In the event you permanently relocate more than 50 miles outside Kalispell City limits, your contract may be canceled with proper documentation. In the event your son or daughter cannot attend a session we will make an attempt to accommodate with permission to attend a class not originally scheduled for that individual.  In the event your son or daughter becomes unable to participate in coaching at Competitive Edge due to a medical reason, the membership may be frozen and extended beyond the session dates. This extension must be submitted during the time of your son or daughter’s initial membership and needs to be authorized with a physician’s note. Extensions will not be granted if applied for after the contractual expiration date. 

YTA Summer Options

SUMMER schedule for Youth Training Academy is set to begin June 18th as classes will be offered Monday and Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 AM and 6:30-7:30 PM and again on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM.

For the summer, athletes can choose to enroll in 4-week sessions or purchase 10-packs through the Summit .

We will have two, month long enrollments in the summer, one being June 18th-July 20th (with 4th of July week off) and also July 23rd-August 17th . All this means is that the athletes will need to reserve their spot in a class before the sessions start. 10-packs will still be an option.

Competitive Edge is hosting FOUR youth camps this summer.
Strength Training Camp: June 18-21, 3-5pm, Ages 10-16yrs, $140
Speed Training Camp: June 25-28, 3-5pm, Ages 10-16yrs, $140
Basketball Skills Camp: July 9-12, 10-12pm Ages 9-13yrs, $105
(CANCELLED) Boxing Skills & Conditioning Camp: July 16-19, 3-5pm Ages 10-18yrs, $140

Lots of exciting announcements with YTA. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out at or 751-3096.