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.
Are your classes safe? How are you furthering you own learning? What are you minimum operating standards? What are you doing to ensure your classes are credible? Who are you partnered with to ensure your classes reach their full potential? In this post I briefly break down the vital parts to successfully aligning yourself and your classes in the truest possible sense: agencies and networking partners.
What options are available to ensure we positively reinforce a child’s desire to engage? In this article, I’ll aim to provide insights into the tools I use to encourage effort and engagement within my own classes from the obvious to the not-so-obvious, each has its own merit and has been a superb motivator in growing my classes over the past 20 years.
When attempting to grow a kid’s programme, from scratch or for an established, well-structured academy, gaining new customers should be as important as providing a service concerned with the retention of existing clients. This article will attempt to distinguish the different levels of non-customers to your service and methods to connect, ultimately growing your kids classes.
When growing your kids classes is your number one concern, considering the language you use and it's context can make or break your audience. Age, ability, competitive nature and subconscious comparisons are all issues you must comprehend when communicating your delivery and facilitating encouragement.
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.