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Raising Rookies provides virtual exercises kids can do at home

Posted at 7:54 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 21:54:21-04

BOISE — Are you hesitant to send your kids to a summer sports camp because of COVID-19 concerns? Or maybe you're wanting to incorporate more physical activity in your kid's life, but are not sure where to start?

Raising Rookies has you covered.

They are an online resource that helps parents keep kids active while still being at home.

“I want to provide parents with resources and tools that they can give their kids at home, and then really the other goal is to facilitate parents being able to spend time with their kids,” said the creator of Raising Rookies, Holly Plotts.

Holly grew up in rural Idaho where she didn't have access to any sports facilities to improve her strength, speed and coordination. After being a multisport athlete Holly and her husband created Raising Rookies to help people in similar situations get the resources they need to be active at home.

They post ideas and instructional videos kids can do at home in 20 minutes.

“We put together videos where I’ll show my kids doing the movements for younger kids, who are introducing athletic movements and showing parents that you don’t have to be incredibly serious about it,” said Plotts.

The videos range anywhere from instructional soccer videos, fun cardio activities to healthy post-exercise snacks you should feed kids.

They have exercises for kids any age and athletic ability.

“A lot of kids really love sports and then there’s other kids who might not love it yet or might not know a little bit about it, so we’re kind of trying to introduce and facilitate in an easy-going kind of way,” said Plotts.

To access these free videos, challenges and articles, visit raisingrookies.com.