Junior Slaide is the star example of an athlete’s increased performance on the field through dedication in the weight room. Slaide came into the strength training program with a goal of gaining lean mass to improve his performance on the field and condition his body to help avoid non contact injuries. In 10 weeks Slaide was able to put on 6 pounds of lean mass and increase his arm strength allowing him to throw at a higher velocity than he had ever experienced before. Playing the position of catcher, Slaide has become a dominant defensive player and a true threat to all runners on the base path. Slaide has also set a positive example in the weight room and influenced his teammates to work harder and push themselves as well.
Freshman Izzy is a first year cheerleader who came in with a dynamic smile and a work ethic like no other. Her dedication to her craft became readily apparent to her teammates and coaches as she continuously worked throughout the season on both her stability and strength. Izzy noticed that as a flyer, she needed to improve her strength and stability during stunts. She constantly asked for ways to improve this. Izzy quietly worked on her own time as well as off to the side during practice to constantly improve. By the end of the season her teammates and coaches all saw dynamic improvement. She was able to advance to more complicated stunts all through the work that she put into her strength program.
Sophomore Zamir spent the first half of the school year in the weight room. He always worked with focus and determination. He is a self-started who would set goals for himself and diligently work in the weight room to achieve those goals. Although he was quiet and focused, he was always a leader and there to help others push themselves to be better. As winter season approached, Zamir began his first year as a wrestler. At practices he showed the same level of maturity and discipline and he soaked in every word from his coaches. As a first year wrestler in the beginning of the season he had to rely heavily on the strength gains he achieved. As the season continued, Zamir developed technique that drove him to dominate at Area, through sectionals and ultimately placing 10th in the state in the 152 weight class. Even though this was his first year, the benefits from his strength training coupled with his coachable attitude helped bring him through to a very successful season. Zamir is the epitome of an All American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year, taking the advantages he has gained from his strength training and translating that to success on the mat.
The Weber School is proud to participate in Positive Athlete Georgia, a state-wide program recognizing student-athletes whose presence and attitude positively impacts their team and school environment.
2014-15 Karin Videlefsky-Girls Soccer
2014-15 Emma Popowski-Girls Basketball
2015-16 Rose Karlin-Volleyball
2015-16 Abby Blum-Girls Basketball
2015-16-Weber Athletics Named Most Positive Sports Program-North Fulton