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 firstname.lastname@example.org.