David Varnes

David Varnes

 

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I'm a big believer in starting children while they're young. Here's why RDLs are my favorite exercise.
Young athletes don't always realize the impact their training will have on their future. Here's how to protect them.
Developing fine motor skills will help your kids excel in their sport. Here are some Montessori-inspired tips for building these skills.
“You gotta eat your vegetables.” This mantra doesn't have to lead to tears, tantrums, and arguments.
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.
When we lose sight of simplicity, our so-called functional training can actually backfire.
Montessori materials are prepared with children in mind. The equipment you use for coaching kids should be the same.
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.
Here are some ideas for combining exercises to create safe, effective upper body workouts for kids.
If you're trying to select a gym and don't know how to choose, the childhood storybook character might have a lesson for you.
The words you say to kids make an impact, and this one phrase can put shackles on them that are hard to remove.