Gear Runs – Slow is the New Fast!

Gear Runs – Slow is the New Fast!

By Craig Valency, MA, CSCS Have you ever noticed that kids always seem to be running? I have spent more time yelling “walk! Don’t run!” with my own kids than almost anything else. Well, the issue is that most kids have only two gears – all the way or none of the way!...
Bi-planes – A Novel Way to Develop “Team Speed”

Bi-planes – A Novel Way to Develop “Team Speed”

By Craig Valency, MA, CSCS As I spoke about in my last post, Airplanes – The Ticket to Agility and Coordination, speed in life and in sports is more than just being the first to sprint across the finish line. There are always obstacles to contend with. Games...
Why Do Some Kids Struggle with Contact Sports?

Why Do Some Kids Struggle with Contact Sports?

Back by popular demand, our friends at The Inspired Treehouse www.theinspiredtreehouse.com are sharing some more awesome information with you today! We asked Lauren and Claire, pediatric occupational therapists and founders of The Inspired Treehouse to shed some light...
My Child Never Learned to Crawl

My Child Never Learned to Crawl

Today we wanted to share a guest blog post by our friends at The Inspired Treehouse. Lauren and Claire are pediatric physical and occupational therapists and the co-founders of The Inspired Treehouse where they share information, tips, activities, and strategies to...
Getting Kids to Work Together- Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Getting Kids to Work Together- Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

By Craig Valency, MA, CSCS  Playing on a team is not just about each person doing their job right, it’s also about that unspoken team chemistry that makes a good team great! A novel way to foster this chemistry is with cooperative games. The travel circle is a fun way...