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We’d like to help flip the script on what can sometimes feel like a thankless role to an attitude of gratitude. Knowledge on how to give and get the best from athletes is paramount to success.

Our philosophy; Make it fun!

"You can't chase your dreams if you're sitting still. Our bodies are designed to move. Movement supports our physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual growth health and well being.” 

 - Rick Howard NSCA 

Working with Kids

 

5 Things your players need from you:

  1. Caring

  2. Consistency

  3. Clean Communication

  4. Fun

  5. Listening

5 Tips for Commuicating with Kids:

  1.  Eye Contact

  2.  Common Language

  3.  Avoid Distractions

  4.  Voice modulation

5 Tips for Effective Practice Design (verbal visual alignment): 

  1.  Themed

  2.  Progressive

  3.  Clear Objectives (and only a few)

  4.  Space to explore/experiment

  5.  From abstract to concrete (connect it to the game)

Working with Parents

 

How to Coach Kids:

Resources, courses, and information on how to coach different kids by sport and topic from developing physical literacy to coaching kids with autism.  

5 Things Parents want from you:

  1.  A coach who displays a caring  personality towards your child.

  2.  A coach who is consistent and reliable.

  3.  A coach who engages with you and your child

  4.  A coach who is approachable and willing to answer questions

  5.  A coach who is a great role model and inspires

5 Things Parents will ask of you:

  1.  Coaching Philosophy

  2.  Playing Time Philosophy

  3.  Views on Multi Sport participation

  4.  Season and practice plans

  5.  Style of play

Making Parents Allies on Game Day:

  1. Be positive and encourage.

  2. Support all the players on your team and the opposition if they do something well.

  3. Do not yell tactical instructions, it only leads to confusion.

  4. Have a set plan pre match routine agreed upon with your child.

  5. Have a set plan about how you deal with the aftermath of a game?

  6. Be consistent and positive with your messages and body language, win, lose or draw.

Why Sports Participation has Declined

 

Lack of free play

Learn about why the lack of free play leads to a decline in sports participation.

Early sport specialization

Specializing in one sport early in childhood does not allow youth to explore various sports to find the one they like best and gain transferable skills from one sport to another.

Marginalization of Physical Education 

Physical education in schools needs to change and we all need to work together to make changes.

Technology

See the impact technology has on sports participation and increased levels of anxiety, depression, and struggles with self-development.

Decreased skill competence

Participation in sports has declined due to a decreased competence of fundamental movement skills.

Cost

The ability to afford enrolling kids in programs adds up and is not cheap. 

Transformative Coaching

 

From good to great: What is “Transformational Coaching”? 

  1. Connection

  2.  Communication

  3. Character Building

Positive Discipline Tools for Coaches 

 

Find a training workshop, online course, and tools to learn more about:

  1.  Conflict Resolution 

  2.  Emotional Management

  3.  Solving Issues

  4.  Fostering collaboration

Together we can create the best possible environment for youth development on and off the field!

Leadership

 

5 Reasons to get a Mentor

  1.  Honest feedback

  2.  Unbiased advice

  3.  Tips and Tricks

  4.  Encouragement and Confidence

  5.  Networking

Strength & Conditioning Certification 

If you want to continue to build your knowledge and expertise, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) offers courseincludign:

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®, Certified Special Population Specialist®, NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer®, and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® 

USOC Guide to Quality Coaching & Framework 

Safe Sports

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