Male Spartan Challenge Starts In
The Spartan Challenge is now accepting applications for its 2nd graduating class of 2023. Space is limited. Apply today!
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What if we told you that there was a rising warrior spirit amongst young men who are choosing to step up and live an extraordinary life? We are training young men who are willing to face their fears, muscle through pain, and find their identity in Jesus. We are preparing tough men for tomorrow’s battles who are willing to stand on the front lines and fight to overcome life’s challenges with honor, courage, and commitment. They will not only stand up for themselves but also find, bring in, and train up others who are struggling with depression, living without hope, purpose, or a future.
We begin by enrolling young men in a ten-week Spartan Challenge course which trains them in: discipline, mental toughness, identity, and organizational structure. The course itself will not “fix” recruits; although it challenges them to rise up, sets a foundation of God’s truth, and provides a conducive leadership environment post-graduation. Along the course, each recruit learns multiple skills, from cooking to servicing their vehicles, and learning to provide first aid in emergencies. These skills will equip them for a lifetime. Becoming a Spartan is not a decision that one makes lightly. It should not be mistaken for a local school club or summer youth camp. Becoming a Spartan is accepting the heavyweight of a man’s lifetime responsibility. Their tasks include: training junior leaders, restoring neighborhoods and cities. These men will receive an internship providing them employment or mentorship for personal and professional development and growth.
THE TEN-WEEK COURSE
This is a very rigorous and challenging course. The training will be held on 10 consecutive Saturdays, from morning to late afternoon. You will be doing push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, running, and much much more. Once you begin, you will be required to workout a minimum amount each day at home, and report that in.
We have two levels of physical standards: squad leader and team leader.
To achieve team leader level, you must be able to do 40 pushups in 2 minutes, 50 situps in 2 minutes, 6 pullups, run 5 miles in under 50 minutes, and ruck 8 miles in under 2 and a half hours.
To achieve squad leader level, you must do 50 pushups in 2 minutes, 60 situps in 2 minutes, 10 pullups, run 5 miles in under 40 minutes, and ruck 12 miles in under 3 and a half hours.
On the first day we will hold a PT diagnostic. You must meet our minimum standards for the diagnostic to go through our 10 week course. The minimum numbers are: 10 push-ups; 20 sit-ups; 2 pull-ups; 2 miles in 22 minutes.
If you are unable to meet our minimum standards, another camp will be available to you. In this camp we will focus solely on physical training to prepare you to go through the Spartan Challenge. As soon as you reach our minimum standards, you will then be invited into the next Spartan Challenge class. This camp will meet for the first four weeks of the Spartan Challenge for four hours periods, 8:00am-12:00pm. There will be no charge for this camp.
There is non-refundable reservation fee of $25 that secures your place in the class.
There are two payment options for the ten-week course: a $300 one time payment or three monthly payment installments of $110. For those with financial difficulty, some may qualify for a sponsorship. Additional expenses include gear that will need to be purchased by the third day of training. Most of this gear can be purchased from Amazon, but is not limited to such. The cost of the gear amounts to around $260. There will be a rental program for some of the gear.
The reservation fee of $25 secures your place in the class and is non-refundable. Spartan Challenge Program refunds will be available up to the end of the very first day of training for Spartan Challenge Program fees paid. Refunds must be requested by submitting a request before the end of the first training day. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Request a refund here.
DISCIPLINE: TEAM WORK, ACCOUNTABILITY, HONOR CODE, VALUES FITNESS: RUNNING, RUCKING, PUSH-UPS, SIT-UPS, PULL-UPS
IDENTITY: FOUNDATION IN JESUS, MISSION AND PURPOSE
SKILLS INTRO COURSE: SELF DEFENSE, GREY MAN, COMBAT LIFE SAVING, VEHICLE MAINTENANCE, CULINARY, COMMUNICATION, POSTURE, PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE
The Spartan Challenge is open to young men ages 13 to 21 at this time.
Initial registration for the upcoming Spartan Challenge will take approximately two minutes to complete. If you are under 18, you will need a parent / legal guardian with you during registration.
What you will need for registration:
An initial entry (1min) video application giving your name, age, and the reason that you are taking up the Spartan Challenge. Young men registering for the challenge under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian present in the video. If the registrant is over the age of 18, they do not need a parent/guardian present.
Once the video application is received, reviewed, and approved, an email will be sent with a link to complete your class reservation and secure your place in the class. You will also be provided a link to register for our heartbeat app so we can communicate with you.
Acceptance Reservation ($25 Non-Refundable Fee)
Participant InformationFull Legal Name
Date of Birth
Upload Picture (headshot)
Parent / GuardianFull Legal Name
Emergency Contact (if not minor)Full Name
Waiver Liability AgreementDigitally signed by the adult participant or by minor parent / legal guardian
The failure to uplift our youth is the same as consenting to the fall of our nation. Flash Love started 8 years ago with the purpose of putting youth on a mission.
We could see the pain rising as destruction and chaos were breaking out across the country. Senseless violence was occurring at the hands of our youth. While the country turned their backs on a clear cry for help, condemning the youth to a general and awful label, we asked a different question.
What would our world look like if instead of condemning their bad behavior, we poured love into them and set their hearts on a mission much greater than themselves?
We live in a country where suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for children ages 10-14. We live in a world where passing a test is more important than learning to provide for your family. Thus, leaving 32 percent of American families struggling and too desperate to provide more than basic needs to their children. While many saw a crisis, we saw an opportunity for change.
And Flash Love began. We started small by helping single mothers who had been evicted by moving their things. We began cleaning up yards of the elderly who couldn’t do it on their own, chopping firewood, and helping our community in any way we could.
However, after a while, we were inundated with message after message from the single mothers in our community asking for help in raising their boys into men. It was a call we chose to answer and that is how our Bratiya program began. Bratiya stands for Brothers. Our mission was to find the best-hearted men we could to pour into these little boys and mentor them.
After a few successful rounds, many of these young boys became young men who had outgrown the age range for our program but wanted more. They were hungry to keep helping the community. This time, we expanded into High School Revolution where guys and girls from high schools could participate in city-wide cleanup events and compete for prizes. From delivering Christmas trees to families who couldn’t afford it, to cleaning up the city and feeding the homeless, our youth and volunteers poured their hearts into our community.
Now, we’re expanding again. Every step of the way our community has supported our expansions through financial efforts or spending their valuable time serving with us. This expansion is called the Spartan Challenge which is curating a new way of life for our youth. Imagine a place where we place God at the center of our lives, we teach our youth to do the same and from there, we build them into leaders. We create jobs for them to begin building skills, we work with young entrepreneurs by building connections with our business owners. The initial youth training is led by qualified veteran, reserve and active military instructors focusing on identity, mindset and fitness. The disciplined fitness approach chips away laziness and mediocrity by creating champions. Imagine a program where youth are trusted to manage teams and in being trusted, they step up to the plate because they finally feel needed and noticed. Imagine our youth going into communities and helping the less fortunate by taking care of their yards, building relationships, and loving on the people who rarely see love.
After the Spartan Challenge graduates complete the course, they get placed into teams to begin helping with the restoration of our communities. As they continue with their personal development weekly, they serve in assigned neighborhoods with their teams. The process is simple. They start cleaning up the streets by picking up trash and collecting it into bags which we haul away with us after. Meanwhile identifying graffiti and neglected yards which are investigated and information sent to leadership for a following weekend cleanup once screened and approved. This gives us an ability to remove unwelcomed stains and eye sores the community members wished someone could deal with. This selfless method gives us an ability to meet the neighbors and build meaningful relationships and establish trust. The established trust allows us to find out real needs of single moms, seniors, disabled and struggling families who may be going through a crisis that we can become an answer to. This also gives us the ability to meet other youth looking or wishing to connect and serve others in meaningful ways.
Our desire is to see our communities and nation heal and this relationship approach is our God given commission to go out and make disciples of all nations for his glory by serving his people.