We hope everybody’s Christmas was a positive experience. Juan, Chris and Donald want to thank you all for the thoughtful gifts, we appreciate your spirit. We want to set some gym etiquette guidlines for the winter, especially in inclement weather.
Please bring with you an extra set of dry sneakers. As you know when the training floor gets wet it becomes hazardous to run, skip and jump on. We want to prevent injuries not cause them so please comply with our request and bag the sneakers. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
Another important issue has come to surface on the training floor. Our goal here at NXT LEVEL is to create a positive enviorment that promotes physical learning skills as well as team spirit. The trainers have observed some disturbing comments and actions from parents watching their child training. We want to remind parents that the childs time on the training floor is THEIR time. As much as you want to them grow into successful athletes, there are times when we tend to say things that may be derogatory or negative. The trainers at NLP are professionals and we need everyones cooperation in order to properly educate the athlete in a positive environment. We request that all parents either wait for your their child in the car or drop them off and return when class is over. This will give your child an even playing field with the other children whose parents are not there. Remember you entrusted your childs strength & conditioning needs to us and we appreciate your confidence, but you must also trust us with empowering your child in the most positive environment so that he/ she can be able to develop into their fullest potential. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this very important matter.
Here are some helpful tips on what not to say to your growing athlete.
Following are things parents should observe that will help them to know if they are putting excessive pressure on their kids.
1. Kids get mad every time you say something about their training.
2. Kids will not practice with parent or always leaves training mad at their parent.
3. Kids are constantly looking to parent when they do something good or bad on the training floor.
4. Kids seem to perform better when parent is not at a training session.
Additionally, some parental statements seem pretty innocuous on the surface but eventually they create tension and resentment. At the very least, these statements and questions can take the fun out of play for kids. (Listed from bad to worse)
1. Why did you do that?
2. What were you thinking out there?
3. Why didn’t you do what I told you to do?
4. When I was your age, I could that better than you already
5. You have to train harder more
6. Look at me when I talk to you
7. I thought you wanted to train to get stronger
8. That was embarrassing
9. You will never get anywhere training like that
10. Do what I tell you and not what your coach tells you to do < (we don’t like this one either)
11. I am not paying for you to train, if that is how you are going to perform
12. Forget it; I am not going to your games if you don’t start training harder
Thanks form the NLP Staff