Play & Fitness
Learn the science and art behind fitness programs for grade school children!
Whether the goal is to guide a child into lifelong athletic success, or merely equip them with the tools to be active for life, play is a powerful tool to deliver both results!
Kids these days! It's so frustrating to see my kids just sit around being inactive, staring at their phones, eating sugar, and slowly becoming more and more obese. Someone needs to do something! I mean, someone else needs to do something. I’m an adult. I have to do...
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Man, raising kids is hard. Before kids, we struggle to get ourselves to a point where we sort of feel like adults then BAM! Now we have to help someone else through the process. It’s like taking piano lessons and after struggling to learn your first song your teachers...
“Toys” can take on many forms for a child. From the well-marketed plastic renderings of the Disney character- of- the- day to empty cardboard boxes, a child’s imagination can turn inanimate objects into an inspiration to think, dream, and move. As kids are less...
Stretching....Is dead! Well, not really. (That’s just a really catchy headline.) In reality, the stretching we grew up with still has some benefit for our kids, we’ve just found it needs to be applied differently to provide a benefit. We’ve actually discovered that...
By Jeff King, MA, CSCS In part 2 of my series on training kids for sports, I discussed the importance of injury prevention, and specific solutions such as increasing work capacity, improving stability through movement, and addressing muscle imbalances. In this final...
With winter temperature dropping, it’s more important than ever that youth follow a proper warm-up before PE class, sports practice, or any other physical activity.
Below is a “plug and play” program for the first 15-20 minutes of your class, camp, or training sessions.
The program below is ideal for 6-12th grade, but can be adapted for younger kids as well.
We start with letters.
We learn that each letter had a sound.
These sounds can be put together in to words.
Words can then be put together into phrases, paragraphs, stories, and novels.
Pretty soon, we’re reading.
Literacy is developed by breaking down complex arrangements of words into their fundamental pieces.