Young coaches: Tips for teaching kids

Most people are surprised by how hard it can be to become a successful coach. If you find yourself in a similar spot, know that you’re not alone. After all, many young coaches grew up playing the sport they are now coaching. In some cases, you may have even excelled at the sport. So why is it so difficult for young coaches to teach kids the sport they are so passionate about?  Young coaches typically [...]

October 16th, 2020|

Providing virtual learning assistance at your youth activity center

July 28th, 2020|

With the rapid increase in preventative measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus, it appears that virtual learning will be a common practice in public schools for the foreseeable future. No surprise, these safety precautions have left some families in a stressful situation of figuring out how to juggle [...]

Creating gender inclusive policies at your youth activity center

June 15th, 2020|

For centuries, dance has traditionally recognized just two genders: male and female. This comes as no surprise, as audiences have seen examples of these roles in genres such as traditional ballet and partner dance.  Over the years, our society has been making strides to become more inclusive of people who [...]

Providing a Gender Inclusive Space Where Students Can Thrive

June 5th, 2020|

Welcome all humans! Here at Jackrabbit we’ve always thought of each other and our clients as a family. I’m sure you can relate. Children spend the majority of their time attending school, participating in after school activities, and at home – which makes your youth activity center, and you, an [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Reopening a Business after Coronavirus Closure

May 4th, 2020|

What you'll learn in this article about reopening a business after coronavirus closure: How to prepare your facility to reopen after COVID-19 How to educate your staff on procedure and plan changes after coronavirus closure How to effectively communicate with parents about reopening after coronavirus Checklist for reopening a business [...]

A teacher’s guide to stay connected with students while working from home

April 3rd, 2020|

Whether you run a remote learning program or your facility was forced to temporarily close its doors to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, many instructors are looking for creative ways to stay connected with students while working from home.  That’s why we’re here to help with four simple and [...]

The Role of Swim Coaches and How They Influence Athletes

March 17th, 2020|

Sports can be a vehicle for positive development, prompting learning, achievement and development. Engagement in sports can foster personal growth - there are even studies that suggest sports can promote well-being and academic achievement. Coaches are in the position to be a positive force Coaches are there to produce positive [...]

How to Keep Your Facility Clean and Germ-Free

December 13th, 2019|

Between equipment, floors, mats, fixtures, countertops, furniture, mirrors and walls - it can be difficult to keep your facility clean and germ-free this time of year. That's why keeping germs at bay should always be your top priority, especially during cold and flu season. Why should you keep your facility [...]

How Youth Activity Centers Celebrate the Holidays

December 2nd, 2019|

We all love to celebrate the holidays - not just the big ones like Christmas, but others throughout the year! And youth activity centers such as swim school, dance studios and gymnastics gyms are no different. The period from October to December is like a holiday marathon. Halloween, Thanksgiving and [...]

How to Keep Students Focused Amidst Holiday Distractions

November 27th, 2019|

December is drawing near and so are the impending distractions facing students in your youth activity center.  Between gifts, glittery decorations and parties - the holidays can be a difficult time to keep students focused on training, technique and other important skills that require focus during weekly classes.  For those [...]

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