Archive for “Chalk” Tag

Youth Fitness Business Top 4 Tips for 2011: Part 1

So here is my ‘Top 4 youth fitness business tips for 2011′ wish list:

1. Look At What Everyone Else is Doing… And Do the Opposite (more…)

Youth Fitness Training Tug-Of-War?

Youth Fitness Training Sample program from Dr. Kwame Brown

 

Skip Tag 10 minutes

Equipment

  • Cones (and line chalk if you have it) to mark off area
  • Colored pinnies (optional)

 

Instructions

  • Split into teams at opposite corners of the area
  • The first group is “it” (pick a color for them)
  • The second group is to be chased (wearing the other color)
  • Instruct the students that they must skip only
  • If anyone is tagged or caught running, they must do 5 lunges to get back in
  • The game round is over when everyone on Team 2 is tagged.  Roles are reversed

 

Tips

  • Call out “freeze” randomly to keep it unpredictable
  • Make sure that you instruct students on proper touching
  • If the students can’t touch lightly, give them something soft like a balled up t-shirt to tag with

 

Purpose

  • Agility
  • Teamwork
  • Acceleration

 

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3 Tips to Becoming a World-Class Athlete Development Coach

Athlete Development Coaching Tips

Read carefully.

 

But don’t forget…. I want to hear what you have to say.

 

Be sure to leave your comments…..

 

1) Read, Listen and Watch

 

Read books.

 

Listen to CD’s and audio’s.

 

Watch great athlete development Coaches do what they do best.

 

But here’s the key (and it’s something I very seldom hear anyone else mention)…

 

Don’t just learn from the stuff or professionals you agree with.

 

We all like to be validated and stay in a relative comfort zone in terms of our knowledge
base, but this industry is chalk full of professionals who cast negative opinions about certain
training methodologies without truly understanding them.

 

Spend 75% of your time on learning from resources you enjoy and agree with. 15% of
your time on resources you COMPLETELY disagree with and the remaining 10% on
resources you have never heard of and are not at all familiar with.

 

A well-rounded education is predicated on knowing parts of it all.

 

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