Coaching & Teaching

Movin’ to the Beat – The Key to Smooth Moves

By Craig Valency, MA, CSCS Kids can often seem clumsy. It’s not so much that they are truly uncoordinated and clumsy, it’s often the case that they simply haven’t fully developed the neural circuits, synaptic connections, nerve insulation (myelination) and sensory...

8 Ways to Crawl for Core Strength, Coordination, and Fun

By Brett Klika, CSCS Crawling- it’s not just for baby’s anymore! One of the most rudimentary human movement patterns just happens to be one of the most effective exercises in helping kids (and adults) improve core strength and stability, coordination, and a whole host...

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”

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 like...

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

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...