Children thrive on structured learning. As a thoughtful, meticulous coach you should be invested in their development, you have the potential to guide and shape their learning. Do you have a curriculum to be able to do this? If so, is it lazer-focused on developing classes rich of talent, a group of children that understands your subject matter. If you don't have a curriculum, why not? In this article, split over three parts, I discuss the specifics or formulating a curriculum that is specific to age, goals, ability and has the capability to provide longevity to the learner.
Each and every child that steps into your dojo comes with their very own unique perspectives on life. They all interpret life, people, and their immediate environment differently, their social mobility and motor control also vary immeasurably and you have to be prepared to cater for them all. Ensure your programme has the ability and contingency in place to deliver the best experience possible.
Let us strip back the business we are involved in. Essentially, we are in the business of developing confidence. Martial arts are a tremendously powerful vehicle for developing confidence in young children, parents understand this as do many school tutors up and down the country. In this post, I’ll show you how to utilise ‘anti-bullying’ week to cultivate growth in your classes.