Coach Development

I'm not going to give you the usual boring advice. Instead, I'm here to offer some not-so-expected tips on how to handle kids.
The off-season does not mean an athlete should not train. So if it doesn’t mean taking time off, what does it mean?
The term “sensitive period” refers to a certain age or period in a child’s life in which they are more receptive to some types of learning than others.
Just like in any good Montessori program, coaches of youth athletes need to build the foundations before the high-level skill work.
"Following the child" is a common phrase in Montessori. Here's how to apply it to coaching clients of all ages.
My seventy-year-old client is quite special. She is also my mother and longest serving client, having been trained by me for more than twenty years now.
Here are some ideas for combining exercises to create safe, effective upper body workouts for kids.
Teach children weightlifting while they are in their early fearless stage and you will watch them become quickly accustomed to the lifts.
I see so many trainers worry about two specific issues constantly, and then wonder why they’re not successful.
It's all too easy to write the perfect session, only to wind up coaching kids who don't want to engage with your program today.
We live in a society in which unrealistic expectations are the norm, and extreme measures are regarded as the solution.
Here's how to identify and prevent the toxic parenting trends observed at so many kids' sports events.
Don’t try to get new clients back in shape in a day. That’s a massive error on the first play.
Here are a few tips to make fitness more enjoyable for kids, as taken from a Montessori education perspective.
The fitness industry is in for a big change soon. If you’re a coach or trainer you need be aware of how it will affect your business.
People with Down Syndrome have excessively lax joints and poor muscle tone and coordination. The emphasis needs to be stability and strength.
A new study suggests young athletes are more likely to be dehydrated, and won't necessarily stay hydrated even if water is available.