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
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 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.