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Post by: Charlie Graves, CEO
March in Japan is usually a time of great joy as the world turns to the island's celebration of the annual cherry blossom festival. But on March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake to hit Japan in the nation's history struck mid-afternoon. Thousands of lives and livelihoods have been devastated by the powerful earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
Like former NHL Centre Marty Murray, some professional athletes make a compelling decision to take their sport’s passion and use it to train young, hopeful athletes who aspire to some day live the dream Murray did.
A small but gritty centreman, Murray, now director of hockey at Athletic Republic in Minot, N.D., enjoyed a 15-year professional hockey career where he was named captain on a number of teams.
Post by: Tad O'Had, VP of Hockey
It's been said, "If you can't skate, you can't play hockey." But to me, if one can’t skate well, you can’t have success in hockey.
By: Charlie Graves, CEO
Long before Jack LaLanne was featured on Power Juicer infomercials, he was inspiring athletes to become stronger. Often recognized as the 'Father of Fitness', LaLanne passed over the weekend at age 96, leaving behind a legacy of making exercise accessible to all Americans.
Since retiring from pro hockey a few years ago, David Karpa is heavily involved in strengthening the youth game in Southern California.
For the 3rd consecutive year, Athletic Republic showcased its technology and electronic timing system at the National Combine Friday in San Antonio. Among the 500 athletes participating was Kyle Faunce, who has been training with Athletic Republic in Tempe, Az., for more than a year. To Faunce, the Combine was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase his talent on a national level. "I was so excited when I found out I was selected that it was hard to concentrate for the rest of the day," Faunce said.
For the third consecutive year Athletic Republic will be a key participant in the U.S. Army's 2011 High School All-American Football Bowl in San Antonio's Alamodome.