Give Every Coach in Your Gym A Child Development Foundation—Even If You Don’t Have Time.
Teaching what to coach is easy. Teaching how to coach is the hard part.
Robin Lozier, Bounce, Stapleton
You know training new coaches is a ton of time and work. Yet, we still rush through. We’re quick to put new coaches in the gym, letting them shadow our best coaches to give them a feel for the classes.
We go from new hire to teaching—sometimes within 24 hours—because we need coaches in front of kids. We tell ourselves that they’ll figure it out as they go. Or, they’ll pick it up.
There’s just one big problem with this approach…
Understanding child development is the key to creating great coaches. And great coaches are how you build a premier gymnastics program
We want coaches who are engaged and engaging; creative and disciplined; willing to learn and confident.
Mastering child development unlocks the door for every coach to operate from a solid foundation of how kids learn, so they can serve kids at the highest level. After all, that’s what we’re all here for, right?
Give every coach in your gym a solid foundation of how children develop and how to apply that learning in the gym.
Child Development for Preschool Coaches a go-at-your-own-pace online training designed to give every coach a foundational understanding of children’s minds, bodies, and emotions to create personalized, whole-child programs.
Before you learn about the specific age groups, you’ll need some clarity about what “whole child” means and how it affects your gymnasts. In this lesson, your coaches will learn:
How child development opens the door to teaching gymnasts anything
Seeing beyond the gymnast
The four pillars that make up the ‘whole child’
Coach-Gymnast connection matters, and is the backbone to any successful preschool class. In this lesson, coaches will learn:
How they’re a responsive rockstar in their gymnast’s lives
The secret sauce of healthy development
How to connect with gymnasts in personal and meaningful ways
Brain are developing during your classes, so coaches need to understand how to teach with young brains in mind. In this lesson, coaches will learn:
Brain development basics
How to customize their teaching with a “baby brain” focus
How to build on an interaction called serve & return
As you get ready to dive into age group learning, you’ve got to get some solid theory under your belt. In this lesson, coaches will learn:
How each child brings their own flava’ to development
How understanding the OG’s of child development theory will help them in the gym
ZPD in the G-Y-M: The sweet spot for learning
Even if you don’t have a baby class, coaches need to know where babies begin in order to understand their older preschoolers. In this lesson, coaches will learn:
How baby brains & bodies of one-year- olds work
One year old milestones (and how to use these to design your class or open gym)
Tips for one year olds in the gym (and things to watch out for!)
Two year olds are a unique and complicated bunch. If your coaches are teaching a parent tot class, this lesson will help them understand more about the little ones in class. In this lesson, coaches will learn:
How two-year-old’s rapid brain development affects their learning in the gym
How to use the gymnastics and developmental milestones to plan your two year old stations
Tips and tricks for having two year olds in the gym
Three-year-olds are on their own in class for the first time. You’ll need to know what they can do, STAT! In this lesson, coaches will learn:
How three-year-old’s developmental milestones are their base for gymnastics
How to keep three’s on their toes by having the same class flow, but different content
What threes struggle with the most in class and how to manage them like a boss
Four-year-olds are magic to have in the gym. You’ll need to know how to capture and capitalize on this truly amazing developmental stage to bring out the best in your gymnasts. In this lesson, coaches will learn:
How to maximize four-year-old’s learning by understanding physical, cognitive & social development
The big challenges for four-year-olds and how to anticipate for them
How to use the developmental and gymnastics milestones to plan wildly
Fives are in a rapid time of transition (hello, Kindergarten!) Find out more about their ‘in betweenie-ness’ and how to structure classes that set up fives to win. In this lesson, coaches will learn:
How life is goooooood for five-year-olds and how to take this into the gym
How five-year-old’s development & stamina affects their learning in the gym
Where to dig in to design amazing five-year-old stations
Take all of your new learning and use it in the gym tomorrow. In this lesson, coaches will learn:
What to do with their new learning in their Action Guide in order to create their ‘Whole Child Coaching Plan’
How and when to connect with their preschool director and debrief about the coach’s Whole Child Coaching Plan
How to use their new plan to teach thoughtful, impactful, child development based classes
Anna Narvaes, Mountain Kids
Just station ideas
Dry and boring list of developmental milestones
Instruction for teaching specific skills
DVDs, Binders, or documents to keep track of (everything is housed online for easy access)
A one-size-fits all curriculum
Sure, there’s no such thing as cheap hire, but there are ways to make the training process more efficient and productive.
With Child Development for Preschool Coaches, you can rest assured that every time you onboard a new coach, their training is grounded in rock-solid child development knowledge...all while allowing them to bring their own personality to their classes. And you’ll train them in a fraction of the time.
Enjoy lifetime access to the course when you bring on a new coach, simply give them access to the training and—ta-daaaaa—your new coach is fully educated about child development before she ever steps foot into the gym.
Because each lesson ends with clear instruction and time for reflection, every coach who goes through the training will create a personal “coaching bible” to help guide them in future coaching and lesson creation endeavors.
Hang in your preschool area to remind new coaches, every day, about what kids can do at each age group (plus, they can use these to help plan gymnastics stations).
This course is every experience I’ve had in a gym, every consulting gig I’ve had, every lesson plan I’ve created and tested, every degree I’ve worked for, and every training I’ve ever gone through distilled into one simple and effective course. And I’m giving you lifetime access—something worth at least 10x the investment you make today..
There is no other preschool training out there that’s as insightful, engaging, or results-focused as this one.
I know it can be scary to purchase online training programs. I’ve been there myself. But I’ve given you every ounce of energy and knowledge I have to help you transform your coaches and your gym. I also expect you’ll give as much of yourself to learning as I have to teaching. That’s why, if you decide this program isn’t right for you or your coaches, all you’ll have to do is submit proof that you did the coursework and it didn’t work for you.
If you do that, I’ll promptly refund the full fee, no questions asked. But to be clear, if you do not submit proof of your completed coursework within 30 days of purchase, no refund will be issued.
I want your coaches to have the deepest knowledge of kids they possibly can, even if they’ve never coached a preschool class in their lives. A lack of previous coaching experience shouldn’t prevent you from having the most engaging, most dedicated coaches you can.
For a few hundred bucks, you can immediately begin transforming your coaches, your classes, and your gym.
We totally get it.
You’re not sure if Child Development for Preschool Coaches is right for you. Mostly, though, you want to make sure you don’t get burned, right?
Let’s meet some of your most burning questions head on, shall we?
Yes! You can purchase the course once and train every coach you ever have—for life. What a deal, right? Simply use the login you create when you purchase the course. This will serve as your gym’s login for the course, no matter who’s accessing it.
Simple answer is, “no.” As an educator, I know (and research proves) that a big test at the end is not effective for actual learning.
Instead, coaches will be thinking, brainstorming, and developing their own whole-child coaching plan as they go through the lessons. When they’re done, they’ll have a tangible plan to show directors and/or owners, rather than simply “passing a test,” allowing for a deeper dialogue to occur.
This approach has coaches taking action on their new learning in real time. This is not only more meaningful for coaches, but allows them to transition their new learning to the gym where they can actually use it.
No, this course is focused on giving coaches the tools to create their own stations using developmental and gymnastics milestones.
At the end of the course, coaches will have created at least 10 new stations, as well as have brainstormed new ideas grounded in Child Development to use in their classes (if you’re interested in pre-made lesson plans, you can visit the HG shop).
We set the foundation with whole child, connection, what’s happening in the brain, and developmental theory. From there, I take you through each age group, 1 through 5. Our last step is walking through how to put all this new learning together to create a whole-child coaching plan that’s immediately gym-ready.
Because the course is web-based, you’ll have access anytime, anywhere. That means you can login with your username and password from any device, multiple times. No individual licenses needed!
The course lives online so you never have to worry about missing DVD’s, files or dropbox stuff. Simply use the login you create at your time of purchase to access the course.
The only parts of the course that are downloadable are the Action Guide, Developmental Milestones charts, and Gymnastics Milestones charts. We do this so our learners will be able to print these off and have direct access to them at all times.
Yes. Like you, I’ve been in the position of being disappointed by training courses.
I’ve done everything I can to make this better than any preschool coaching programs out there. Aside from me being totally confident in the value of this course, you also get a 30-day money back guarantee so you can make sure it’s right for you. As long as you can prove you’ve done the work and still were not satisfied, I’ll issue a refund in the case you’re not totally happy.
Not at all! We understand that tech gremlins can ruin your day at any moment (myself included!) Child Development for Preschool Coaches is designed to be user friendly, accessible, simple, but impactful. Our Happy Gym team is here for you 24/7 for questions, help, and high fives. We’re with ya from start to finish!