If My Mind Can Conceive It & My Heart Can Believe It,

THEN I CAN ACHIEVE IT!

- Muhammad Ali

KBC COACHING TEAM UPDATES

A Note To The KBC COACHES

Please be sure to keep up to date with the KBC Coaching team updates below. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call or book a meeting to help clarify.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!

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Planning Your Session Or Class

What’s Important To The Client?

It’s important to ask the client how they’re feeling and if there’s anything in particular they feel like doing during the session

  • TIP: Be careful not to make this a vague statement, for example if you know your client likes technical boxing training, you can simply ask if there’s anything they’ve been having trouble with. If they like to use their session for basic fitness, you can ask if they would like to work any specific muscle groups during the session.

What Are You Trying To Accomplish?

Make sure you have a plan going into the session. Be ready to adapt as your drills or exercises may need to change based on the client’s abilities that day.

Never teach something you don’t understand!

If you have never done the exercise or technique or are unsure of what the purpose is, consult with a mentor trainer or coach before attempting to use it with a client. It’s a common mistake for anyone in the fitness industry when trying to keep things industry, however it’s the leading reason for injury!

Make Yourself Useful!

Though counting reps is sometimes a necessary evil of the training role, your client’s are fully capable of this on their own. Be sure to always provide value to the session, whether it’s through technical corrections or simply observational feedback.

STRUCTURING YOUR SESSION (timing is based on 30 min sessions – double phases for 1-hour classes)

  • Pre-Session:
    • Be sure to confirm and communicate the session appointment time to your client.
    • New clients must complete the waiver before session starts – if the computer is not available please default to the paper version.
    • Ensure the client comes 5-15 mins early to warm up (this length will depend on location availability and client level – If they’re inexperienced they won’t know what to do if they arrive too early)
      • Inexperienced clients – recommend skipping, treadmill, bike or simply stretching.
    • Be sure you have given your last client something to cool down with independently before moving on to your next client or class
    • Be sure to arrive a minimum of 15 mins before your first client. If you are going to be late, it’s important to communicate this to both the client and the other trainers onsite at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Phase 1: Specialized Warm-up (approx. 5 min)
    • This should be different than the skipping/warmup prior to the session.
    • Include something dynamic and interactive but not overly challenging.
    • The exercises should warmup the entire body
  • Phase 2: The Hard Stuff (approx. 10 min)
    • This should include exercises/drills that are focused on accomplishing the goal of the session
    • Drills/exercises should be challenging but achievable by the client.
      • If you have a client who needs to be pushed to the limits, you can ask the client if they want to go ‘harder’ if they look like they’re flying through the session
  • Phase 3: The Fun Stuff (approx. 10 min)
    • This can include pad work for boxers or those interested in learning or a fun challenging drill that pushes the client to about 75% of their physical and mental abilities.
    • This is good opportunity to add a hard drill to push clients that look like they need a little more to be happy with the session
  • Phase 4: The Cool-down (approx. 5 min with the trainer and 5 min independently)
    • This can be a set of abdominal or core exercises – even stretching!
    • Final words – be sure to leave your client(s) with the excitement of what they will learn next session or give them things to work on

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Assistant Coaching Roles and Schedule

***Schedules Listed At The End Of This Sections***

We’re looking forward to growing you all as assistant coaches moving forward in our programs. It’s important for both the client and the integrity of Kingsway Boxing, that we start implementing consistency. Please see below for the scheduling and items to keep in mind moving forward.

ASSISTANT COACH PAYMENT STRUCTURES: 

  • [Apprentice] We will be booking you for these classes to help grow you as a coach and provide feedback.  Programs will become potential assistant coach opportunities.
    Any class that does not have ‘Apprentice’ marked before it, means you have been selected as an official assistant coaching position for the program moving forward.

    • $10.00 per 30 min Class
    • $15.00 per 1 hour class
    • $ to be determined when ready to run a class independent of Senior coach

PROTOCOLS:

ENERGY. ENERGY!

  • Take charge – communicate loud and clear during classes – especially with young kids who tend to lose attention when disengaged.
  • Keep in mind, as coaches, you will need to be firm while keeping the class fun and engaging
  • Lesson Plan – this will vary depending on the level of class and involvement of assistant coach – to be discussed (always be ready to adapt 3-10 min drills every class)
  • Initial attendance must be completed as clients are warming up
  • Final attendance count to be made at end of class (add any late walk-ins)
  • Coach Cancellations: If you are unable to attend a class, please give sufficient notice in the Whatsapp Coaching Group. It is possible we may need to schedule a replacement.
  • Let us know of any incidents or concerns with the program/particular participants. Communication is key! Even if something seems small and insignificant, it may impact the boxer or other coaches in the future.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

Coach Arrivals:
Unless arranged otherwise, it’s important coaches arrive at least 15 mins prior to their scheduled classes. Use this time to ensure all class areas are clear of any tripping hazards and mentally prep for the class. Many kids are arriving 15 mins early to warm up, so it’s recommended to show up even earlier.

* Learn the name of your students and use them*

We want the experience to be personal. The students love you all and we are getting so much feedback from the parents about each one of you! Start by learning one per class.

Getting Started:
From the time the boxer walks in, to getting started, the time should be under 1 min. Classes are tightly scheduled. We’ve booked multiple coaches to help keeping things moving, which means you should delegate the following roles: Check-in (greeters), Organizer (placing water bottles and gloves), Initial Warmup (skipping and technical) —> Class time efficient drills, sometimes it’s easiest to lead by example. Try to face the mirror when showing the punches, it makes it easier for the boxers to follow.

Communication:
It’s important to communicate to the students, but it should not be a discussion. We’ve noticed a couple of students who complain at times and it takes away from the experience as a coach and as participants. If someone complains, be firm and short and let them know to take a break separate from the class (always check in with the boxer to encourage to join back in) Be confident and succinct with your direction, try to limit your direction to one sentence – if it takes longer it is likely too convoluted.
A good strategy for this for example: If your goal is to get the boxers throwing combinations on the bag:

—> Round 1 – call out 1-2’s (1-2… 1-1-2)
—> Round 2 focus on 2-3 punch combos with the left hand punches (2-3-2… 2-5-2… 2-7-2)
—> Round 3 focus on 2-3 punch combos with the right hand (1-6-1… 1-8-1…etc)
—> Round 4: 3-5 punch combinations with all punches

Active Rest:
It’s important to remember that boxers will take breaks when necessary, however keeping them engaged is very important. A good tip is to get everyone doing 1-2’s or jumping jacks, once they’re going “ok, if you need a water grab it now and jump back in – we’ll continue working hard until you’re back :)”


2018 FALL ASSISTANT COACH SCHEDULE

Julian Lee:

  • [Apprentice] Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Kids 7+ Boxing Program
  • Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 pm:Youth Amateur Program
  • Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 pm:Youth Amateur Program

Jasper Drost:

  • Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Youth Amateur Program
  • Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Youth Amateur Program
  • Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am:Kids 7+ Boxing Program
  • [Apprentice] Saturday 11:00 am – 11:45 pm: Co-Ed Teen Boxing Program
  • [Apprentice] Saturday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm:Co-Ed Teen Boxing Program

Gregory Hull:

  • Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Youth Amateur Program

Shireen Fabing:

  • [Apprentice] Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am:Kids 7+ Boxing Program

TJ Mosher:

  • Monday 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm:High Performance Conditioning Class

Renee Trottier:

  • Monday 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm:Girls Teen Boxing Program
  • [Apprentice] Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Kids 7+ Boxing Program
  • Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am:Kids 7+ Boxing Program
  • [Apprentice] Saturday 11:00 am – 11:45 pm: Co-Ed Teen Boxing Program
  • [Apprentice] Saturday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Co-Ed Teen Boxing Program

Vignesh Jayakrishnan:

  • [Apprentice] Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am: Kids 7+ Boxing Program

Colin Brown:

  • [Apprentice] Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Kids 7+ Boxing Program

Nataliya Knyaz:

  • [Apprentice] Saturday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Youth Independent Training and Conditioning Program

Frankie Chini:

  • [Apprentice] Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Kids 7+ Boxing Program

Robin Tyndall:

  • [Apprentice] Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am:Kids 7+ Boxing Program

Oct. 12, 2018
Mindbody Staff Alerts

When a client has purchased online and has outstanding equipment to pick up it will appear as a ‘Staff Alert’. Please use the app and update the client alert with a note when you have given them their item. Please note your name (eg. Picked up item on Oct. 13, 2018 – Gregory Hull)

Oct. 11, 2018
High Performance Studio Update

  • Please note that we have put a new iPad in the main floor location. The old one is downstairs for the lower studio and Treatment Room. Please be sure to charge if it is low (we’re missing a charger in case you took one home by accident)
  • Partner Programs do not need to sign into the book, only use this if there is an issue with Mindbody app
  • Any client who attends any program must be entered into Mindbody.

Oct. 11, 2018
Kids and Teen Assisted Training On Saturdays at 12pm - 1pm

Please note that we will be adding assisted training on Saturdays at 12 supervised by Nataliya who will be starting apprentice coaching with our team. We have not promoted this with the kids/teens yet, but it will be a very good time for all of our apprentice coaches to train together until it becomes busier. We’ll talk next Saturday as a group. Welcome to the team Nataliya!

Oct. 10, 2018
ASSISTANT COACH FEEDBACK

Please take 5-10 mins to review and note in your coaching logs

You guys are doing great with the coaching, thank you so much for your hard work. We wanted to make a couple suggestions from things we’ve observed over the first few classes, please always follow up with a discussion of questions before class starts.

Coach Arrivals:
Unless arranged otherwise, it’s important coaches arrive at least 15 mins prior to their scheduled classes. Use this time to ensure all class areas are clear of any tripping hazards and mentally prep for the class. Many kids are arriving 15 mins early to warm up, so it’s recommended to show up even earlier.

* Learn the name of your students and use them*

We want the experience to be personal. The students love you all and we are getting so much feedback from the parents about each one of you! Start by learning one per class.

Getting Started:
From the time the boxer walks in, to getting started, the time should be under 1 min. Classes are tightly scheduled. We’ve booked multiple coaches to help keeping things moving, which means you should delegate the following roles: Check-in (greeters), Organizer (placing water bottles and gloves), Initial Warmup (skipping and technical) —> Class time efficient drills, sometimes it’s easiest to lead by example. Try to face the mirror when showing the punches, it makes it easier for the boxers to follow.

Communication:
It’s important to communicate to the students, but it should not be a discussion. We’ve noticed a couple of students who complain at times and it takes away from the experience as a coach and as participants. If someone complains, be firm and short and let them know to take a break separate from the class (always check in with the boxer to encourage to join back in) Be confident and succinct with your direction, try to limit your direction to one sentence – if it takes longer it is likely too convoluted.
A good strategy for this for example: If your goal is to get the boxers throwing combinations on the bag:

—> Round 1 – call out 1-2’s (1-2… 1-1-2)
—> Round 2 focus on 2-3 punch combos with the left hand punches (2-3-2… 2-5-2… 2-7-2)
—> Round 3 focus on 2-3 punch combos with the right hand (1-6-1… 1-8-1…etc)
—> Round 4: 3-5 punch combinations with all punches

Active Rest:
It’s important to remember that boxers will take breaks when necessary, however keeping them engaged is very important. A good tip is to get everyone doing 1-2’s or jumping jacks, once they’re going “ok, if you need a water grab it now and jump back in – we’ll continue working hard until you’re back :)”

Oct. 9, 2018
Boxing Coach Course Registration

Hi Coaches. A few of you are in need of this course. Please put your names in ASAP and keep a look out for the scholarship program which gives you full reimbursement of the course fee. There are a few upcoming courses.

Technical Coaching Course Registration

Oct. 8, 2018
Final 2018 Partner Program Submissions

Hi KBC Team! What an awesome job with some of your first programs. If you’re planning on continuing the programs or want to refresh any of the details, Please use the link to submit your next program dates/details. Thank you Charlie for already securing your dates. Submit your program now

Oct. 7, 2018
KBC Coaching Team Photos

Please use as you like, the awesome Virgil Barrow is the photographer 🙂 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kp7fecs28lu3bof/AAD2l3SEIb-mavwXMwT0kb1sa?dl=0

Sept. 30, 2018
Invoicing (Sept 2018)

Please note that we will be issuing your invoices reflective on what is logged on Mindbody starting this month. Please make sure that all sessions you have completed are entered in Mindbody. (this will be different for trainers with independent programs and assistant coaches.)

Sept. 20, 2018
High Performance Studio Issues

Hey trainers just a quick little reminder to turn off the air conditioning on the iPad when you are finished your class. It’s the 3rd time in the last two weeks that it has been left on overnight. As well the front door was left open last week. Please do a double check when you leave the room. This is regarding the high performance studio.

For the air conditioning, the only setting you need to touch is “On” and “Off” – the fan will stay auto.

Floors and room cleanliness

We need you to leave the room clean after your class. We have a dust mop under the stairs for you to use after each class. Also please replace any equipment back to its original place before leaving.

This is your home. We need you to take pride and treat it that way.

Refer back to the location check list: Location Rules

Sept. 15, 2018
Partner PROGRAM UPDATE

Congrats on all of your first classes. I love what some of you are doing with your follow-up and feedback messages, this will go a long way with how the clients feel about their involvement in the program and it will also help retain and grow your program.

A simple example “It was wonderful working with you all, great job! Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you would like me to incorporate any movements or techniques…” something to this effect. Please also let me know if you have any feedback you would like to share!?

Pro-Rate Procedures
Also note that I have been helping with prorating programs. As mentioned before, Save this text:

To complete registration, please pay $__ prorated amount. You will need to make payment here:
KBC Payment Options: https://kingswayboxingclub.com/payment-renewal-options/

Alternately you e-transfer the full amount (remember to include HST) to Jennifer Huggins: jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com

If you’re having problems getting people to pay, I can also invoice the client if you let me know the amount

Aug. 28, 2018
MINDBODY Update

Hi All! Starting in Sept. it’s extremely important that you have all downloaded the Mindbody for business App and have correctly inputted & Checked-out your clients – especially for TKO’s and Semi-Privates… We will have to do a meeting – Thinking we can show you how to use during the Taste of The Kingsway…

It will also be important to “Change Instructor” If you are not teaching your regular scheduled class