Norcal Kids Program and Details

Hello Norcal Community!  It’s only been about 6 months, since I picked up the Norcal Kids program.  Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect when I first took on this responsibility.  But, as I look back I can honestly say that I love this class!  I get excited each day that I get to teach it and program for these amazing kids.  There are times when I have to fight to keep their attention, or have to get their acts together, but I love the challenge, and they continue to surprise me and show me what they are fully capable of doing.

This last session was the first time I have taught kids any Olympic weight lifts, and we started with the barbell clean.  It’s amazing how fast kids learn.  With only a few sessions of learning power cleans with PVC Pipe, they were on to real barbells.  Needless to say they learned many different movements, but they all demonstrated great mastery and strength by the end of this session.

I not only taught them how to work with dumbbells, kettle-bells, barbells, etc., but I also taught them about Paleo, Gluten, and nutrition.  I also taught them how to teach others to do lifts correctly.  They have to tell me where their hips, gaze, chest, etc. have to be on each and every lift they perform.

If your kid/kids are between the ages of 10-15 and you would like them to be able to participate in this awesome program the next one will start Tuesday October 16th and will run till Thursday December 13th.  The week of Thanksgiving will be a travel/down week for the kids class, hence finishing the kids testing the first week of December.  If you have any more questions or need more details email me at

Written by Matt

Matthew Brown has been involved in athletics for most of his life. He developed a huge passion for running at a very young age and ultimately competed for Chico State University in Track and Field for 4 years. After graduation he felt the continued drive to be involved in athletics in some way, and pursued a Masters degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. While working on his degree he was actively involved in the Chico State Track and Field program coaching both sprint and middle distance athletes in addition to working with them on their strength programs. His compassion for fitness and people continued to grow even after finishing his degree. He felt there was still room for growth and improvement in his overall knowledge in fitness and found a new home at Norcal Strength and Conditioning. While training at Norcal he found a new way to be competitive in fitness, and that was in the sport of Crossfit. After competing in a few competitions and training at Norcal for a year and a half he decided to pursue an opportunity as a personal trainer. He is excited to be a part of the sense of community and compassion that surrounds NorCal strength and Conditioning. Before Matthew attained his Masters degree in Kinesiology, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an option in Management. He has been a supervisor for over 13 years at a large canning and packaging corporation. Working with a variety of people offers many types of challenging situations and Matthew loves to be a part of these experiences. With his long history of involvement in management and athletics, Matthew has the skills, leadership, and enthusiasm to help motivate any person from any walk of life to achieve their fitness goals.

Meet our other coaches.

1 Comment

  1. jaxsann Morgan

    The class was honestly amazing I really recommend it for everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leave a Reply