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SEALSFit Offers Leadership Training, Physical Conditioning

September 09, 2017
By Dan Costigan

The Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute invite students to apply for participation in our fall 2017 SEALSFit Leadership Training Program, which runs from September 18 to November 3. SEALSFit meets three times per week for seven weeks; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. each day. Classroom sessions will be held at the Portland Police Department, 109 Middle Street, and physical training sessions will be conducted at the Back Cove Athletic Fields on the Preble Street Extension.

The program helps to develop character, ethics, physical fitness, leadership and real-world skills for success. On Monday and Friday afternoons, participants will work with their teammates and their mentors to improve their physical condition.  Executed in a team environment, the physical training is based on the Navy SEALs basic training regimen.  Each Wednesday, the team meets in an interactive classroom setting that helps to build the skills needed for success in life.  Students do not need to be in great physical shape to participate. SEALSfit will work with students no matter  their current physical condition -- participants only need to commit to trying.

The program includes three sessions a week (Monday/Friday: physical training; Wednesday: experiential leadership training).  Each session runs from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  The SEALSFit program will begin Monday, September 18, and ends on Friday, November 3. Participants must attend all sessions.

For more information, see the SEALSFit FAQ or download the application.

Experiential Leadership Training

  • Explores personal values and the values of others
  • Active listening and filters
  • Anti-bullying techniques
  • Stress management
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Empathetic listening
  • Stereotypes
  • Leadership styles
  • Mediation skills
  • Non-violent communications
  • Intonations
  • Non-verbal communications
  • Points of view
  • Nutritional Guidelines

Physical Training

  • Designed and led by retired Navy SEAL
  • Stretching exercises
  • Warm up drills
  • Light core exercises
  • Team exercises (running, log PT)
  • Interactive with law enforcement mentors
  • Emphasis on team-building exercises and drills
  • Youth take turns leading exercises


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