Why the Olympics Inspire the Next Generation of Swimmers and Gymnasts

Young gymnast performs a routine in a competition.

It’s Olympic season once again! A time when we can watch athletes demonstrate their skills and training on the world’s stage for millions to see. The Olympics are so much more than just a sporting event though, they also serve as an inspirational beacon for athletes everywhere, especially those in youth athletics. For youth activity center owners, […]

Foster Connections in Music Classes

Students play music together in a classroom

In education, fostering connections is crucial for creating an enriching and supportive environment for your students to learn in. This is especially true when it comes to music education. Music is one of the world’s universal languages. It has the unique ability to bring people together regardless of their culture or background and music education […]

Top Tips to Monitor Student Growth and Performance

A swim instructor takes attendance near the swimming pool

One of the most rewarding aspects of working in the youth activity industry is knowing that you’re making a difference in your students’ lives and helping them grow and develop. Whether you’re teaching gymnastics, swimming, cheer or beyond, monitoring a student’s progress is essential for ensuring that they are learning, growing and on track to […]

Professional Development Tips for Music Teachers

girl playing trumpet with teacher

When you think about the makings of a great music teacher, what qualities come to mind? You may picture a colleague or former mentor who went above and beyond and left a lasting impression on you, but what exactly sets them apart? Aside from loving music itself, the best music teachers possess many traits that […]

How to Keep Young Gymnasts Engaged During Summer Camp

How to Keep Young Gymnasts Engaged During Summer Camp

With the summer months fast approaching, you are probably deep in thought about summer camp season at your gymnastics gym. These camps are revenue boosters in the months when school is out and are a great opportunity to get the word out in your community about your gym.  Making sure the summer camp attendees have […]

Harmonizing Skills and Fun: The Benefits of Music Camps for Kids

Harmonizing skills and fun

Jackrabbit Class is excited to include this guest post from David Watkins of PlanMyKids. I remember being in elementary school when the music department visited each classroom to discuss the importance of music education and to recruit an entire group of kids to sign up and play an instrument. We were all told to think […]

Spooky Activities to Plan for Your Music Students

young boy in pirate costume with microphone

It’s the time of year once again when the season begins to change its tune from the hot, dry Summer to the cool, crisp feeling of Fall! It’s the time when the spirit of Halloween takes hold, and with it comes the scary movies, candy and spooky activities we all know and love. As everyone […]

13 Tips for Working With Children with Special Needs and Disabilities

Gym teacher jokes with students

You may already have steps in place to ensure that your programs are inclusive of varying skill levels, but what about children with special needs or disabilities? These students are just as excited to be a part of your program but may require some additional support and understanding to make sure they feel welcome and […]

How to Make Your Swim Classes Inclusive for All Ability Levels

Swim Class Inclusivity

Swim instructors have unique jobs and are tasked with teaching both life-saving skills and a hobby that many people enjoy throughout childhood into adulthood. With varying ages, backgrounds, and abilities, inclusion in the pool is an important part of teaching swimming. By providing an inclusive experience, you are more likely to provide positive experiences for […]

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