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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[SUMMER 2019] 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.
  • [Assistant] Once you have completed your level 1 Boxing Ontario Coaches Course and completed the necessary apprentice hours, you will qualify for the assistant coach positions. We generally only have 2 spots available per class for the assistant coaching positions, and if you are assigned to this role you will be required to run drills independent of senior coaches. Register Now 
    • $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

Staying focused and authoritative:
The only way the class members know what is going on and what to do is if we tell them loud and clear, and demonstrate the movements we are trying to teach.  It’s a big class and we can’t see everything but when you do see someone struggling trying to get a movement or throw proper punches, as coaches we need to assist them a little more directly.
Pad work:
Recall that when using pads we should be in our own near-boxing stance with the pads held forward in front of your body.   Our hands and arms should not be bouncing around or be flung back by punches.   When the boxers see us working in stance, they are more likely to stay in theirs as well.
Also, we need to remember to adjust the pads to the relative height of the boxers and understand how to hold correctly for hooks and uppercuts. If you need a bit of help on this or don’t feel confident holding pads, speak to Jennifer or Virgil, or I can help you out.

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 :)”


2019 SUMMER ASSISTANT COACH SCHEDULE

COACHING & APPRENTICE OPTIONS:

  • Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Girls Teen Boxing
    • Senior Coaches: Virgil and Jen
    • Open Position
    • [Apprentice] Open Position
  • Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Kids 7+ Boxing Program
    • Senior Coach: Jen
    • Senior Coach: Virgil
    • Frankie Chini
    • [Apprentice] Gabe Pietrangelo
    • [Apprentice] Holly Kohler
    • [Apprentice] Enid Kohler
    • [Apprentice] Olivia Bates
  • Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Youth Amateur Program
    • Senior Coach: Jen
    • Senior Coach: Virgil
    • Jasper Drost
  • Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Senior Coach: Jen
    • Assistant Coach: TJ Mosher
  • Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Youth Amateur Program
    • Senior Coach: Virgil
    • Jasper Drost
    • [Apprentice] Open Position
  • Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am: Kids 7+ Boxing Program
    • Senior Coaches: Phil, Jen and Virgil
    • Jasper Drost
    • [Apprentice] Vignesh Jayakrishnan
    • [Apprentice] Frankie Chini
    • [Apprentice] Open Spot
  • Saturday 11:15 pm – 12:00 pm: Co-Ed Teen Boxing Program
    • Senior Coaches: Phil, Jen and Virgil
    • Jasper Drost
    • [Apprentice] Vignesh Jayakrishnan

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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

Jun. 4, 2019
[Summer Assistant Coaching Schedule]

Happy Canada Day Assistant Coaches! I remind you all that the 2019 Spring Schedule is up on the Coaching Team Page: https://kingswayboxingclub.com/teamkbc/

A couple important notes:

1. Our class sizes are quite small for this season. It will be important, and a great opportunity for you to all practice your focus pad skills together. We need you to be proficient with your timing and techniques. For the first couple of classes you will follow my lead, however, be prepared to practice together during quiet times.

2. If any of you are interested in taking your coaching career further, please private message me.

3. Some of you have not been scheduled officially, please let me know your availability in a private message.

Thank you all for your incredible support!!!

Jun. 1, 2019
[IMPORTANT PAYROLL] ATTN ALL COACHES & TRAINERS - DUE 9PM TODAY

 

Good afternoon Team KBC Coaches. Please note that I will be getting together with Melissa tomorrow to show her how to use Mindbody properly. Please join us if you can as it will help for you all to understand the system

Apr. 15, 2019
[MINDBODY TRAINING SESSION] Wednesday Apr 17 at 11:30 am

 

Good afternoon Team KBC Coaches. Please note that I will be getting together with Melissa tomorrow to show her how to use Mindbody properly. Please join us if you can as it will help for you all to understand the system

Apr. 15, 2019
[Absence Alert] Jennifer's Schedule PLEASE FULLY READ

[Absence Alert] Jennifer’s Schedule PLEASE FULLY READ

Please note that I will be away (Virg too) from Thursday Apr. 18 returning Wednesday Apr. 24. Please note the following Schedule Notes:

–> Greg will be taking a few of my private clients
–> The Gym is closed Saturday and Monday (unless trainers would like to schedule their private clients)
–> Alisia is now onsite at Jutland Every Tuesday and Saturday (not easter weekend) she’ll be my direct contact while I’m away if there’s an emergency
–> Jutland Code has changed: Please message me privately if you need access. Remember to always check in before coming outside of scheduled times as we have rentals

Tuesday Apr. 23
– 9:30 am Group Class – Greg
– 4:15 – 5:00 pm Kids Class – Phil (plus assistant coaches)
– 5:00 – 6:00 pm Teen Program – Phil and Jasper
– 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sparring (elite) – TJ, Vinni and Geoff
– 8:00 pm Conditioning – Vinni

It’s important to take the time to check in each client – especially for classes – Please have an assistant coach help you with the initial check in and then make sure you add the late arrivals at the end while doing plank for example

Thank you all so much for your support!

Apr. 1, 2019
[SUMMER 2019 - PARTNER PROGRAM SUBMISSION] Send By Sunday

*[SUMMER 2019 – PARTNER PROGRAM SUBMISSION] Send By Sunday*
Thank you to those of you who have already submitted.
1. Please remember that you will need to use the program submission link each time you want to submit or renew your program. https://kingswayboxingclub.com/partner-submission-form/
2. Submission must happen a minimum of 1 month prior to your to guarantee your requested renewal time (other programs are requesting the times you have for current programs
3. Take your time to review dates, prices etc. Note that many of you forgot to include cancellation of statutory holidays on last submission If you require updates to the wording of your program, this is the time to do it. It is a lot of work on the end of admin if you request multiple changes after posting.
Thank you all!
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Mar. 26, 2019
[SUMMER 2019 - PARTNER PROGRAM SUBMISSION]

Please Send By Tuesday If Possible. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted.

1. Please remember that you will need to use the program submission link each time you want to submit or renew your program. https://kingswayboxingclub.com/partner-submission-form/

2. Submission must happen a minimum of 1 month prior to your to guarantee your requested renewal time (other programs are requesting the times you have for current programs

3. Take your time to review dates, prices etc. *Note that many of you forgot to include cancellation of statutory holidays on last submission* If you require updates to the wording of your program, this is the time to do it. It is a lot of work on the end of admin if you request multiple changes after posting. Thank you all!

Mar. 13, 2019
[Team KBC Introduction] Alisia Demelo

Happy Thursday Team KBC. I wanted to introduce you to Alisia who will be jumping on board with her on Tuesday evenings at Kingsway (Jutland). Beyond helping with admin/marketing on site, she’s already a huge part of our Fight To End Cancer team, an incredible web and marketing wiz and a general badass! I’m looking forward to you all meeting and getting to know her!

Please take a moment to introduce yourselves to her when you see her! Also, here’s a pretty cool background on her! https://alisiademelo.wordpress.com/contact/about-me/

Welcome To The Team Alisia XO

Mar. 12, 2019
[MINDBODY UPDATE] Programs With Seasonal Drop-in Options

You will be needed to early cancel any clients who don’t show to class. Essentially the system assumes they’re registered for all when they’ve purchased the unlimited option, therefore when the only have a limited number of sessions, the system registers them for the first 8 sessions for example because it doesn’t know which days they will come.

In order to accurately account for the number of sessions used, early cancelling the session when the client does not attend, will allow subsequent sessions to be applied later in the package. This is very important for drop in clients to ensure they re-register for more sessions mid-season if they run out.

Please let me know if you have any questions

Mar. 11, 2019
[Social Media and Marketing with Team KBC]

#TeamKBC #KingswayBoxing @KingswayBoxing

Thank you Jo, for helping to light the fire with this. A brief recap, Jo and I had coffee this week and are trying to gain some momentum on social media. We have an incredible amount of viewership on our Articles Page (many of our articles have over 10k reads:

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/topics/news/

I would love submissions that we can promote on our site and link back to your programs. Above there is an example that I took from @Charlie Page, Jo also has something coming out soon.

Social Media Features

If you are able to tag in @KingswayBoxing on your stories and posts, we can easily share your postings. I’ve arranged with Jo and we will try to start #MotivationMonday posts with her, examples could be #WomenWednesday with Charlie and Colleen, #TransformationTuesday for Melissa, #ThursdayThoughts Rob Gorican #SaturdaySweat Andre #FitnessFriday Natalia and Toly

Essentially, it’s important that we interact with each others social channels. Let me know if you have any ideas!

Mar. 10, 2019
[PROGRAM PARTNERS: Free Class Registration Waiver] Please Save Link]

Good afternoon Program Partners! Many of you are building your programs and wish to allow people a free class. If you are inviting people to take your program as a free trial class, please be sure they complete the waiver before they attend. Please be sure to save the link below. If the client selects you as their coach the form will come directly to you

KBC WAIVER: https://kingswayboxingclub.com/kbc-waiver-par-q/

Mar. 2, 2019
[Equipment and Communication Notice]

Please remember mi casa es su casa! Especially to the program partners. If you see something broken or have broken something, please take a moment to let us know.

I just noticed that one of the bosu balls was split in half.

A reminder to please keep the mirrors clean and avoid having people use the mirrors to lean on.

It’s also important to note that the medicine balls are not meant to be slammed on the ground. They will split in half

Mar. 1, 2019
[KBC Coaches Month-End Checkouts]

Happy March (almost) A reminder to all coaches with private training clients to please ensure you have checked out all private clients by 9:30 pm on the last day of each month. If they’re not checked out the system will not generate payment. Thank you all so much!

Feb. 12, 2019
[Partner Program Payment Procedure]

Please send me an email requesting payout for your program 1-2 weeks before the last class. I usually wait until the last week as many programs have late entries.

only request payout if you’re sure you will not have more late entries. Also be sure to email this request – it will ensure a speedy action. Thank you all!

 [Client Email Sending Mar. 1]

Please be sure that your program is submitted and displaying correctly on kingswayboxingclub.com before 9pm today. Program enrolment reminder will be sending out Friday Morning

SUBMISSION LINK

Note that if your program is not updated it is because it has not been submitted. Please save this link to submit (1 month prior to start date) https://kingswayboxingclub.com/partner-submission-form/

Jan. 12, 2019
[Partner Program Submission Process]

1. Please remember that you will need to use the program submission link each time you want to submit or renew your program.

2. Submission must happen 1 month prior to your to guarantee your requested renewal time (other programs are requesting the times you have for current programs

3. Take your time to review dates, prices etc. If you require updates to the wording of your program, this is the time to do it. It is a lot of work on the end of admin if you request multiple changes after posting.

Thank you all!

Jan. 10, 2019
[Coaching Plan]Tuesday 4:30pm Kids 7+ Program

Dear Assistant Coaches (Tuesday 4:30pm Kids 7+ Program)

I’ll see you today at 4:15 pm. Please note that this is the first class so parents will probably need to talk to me regarding equipment pickup etc.

Today, unless the kids come wrapped, we’re going to get them started right away without. Here’s how the class will be structured:

All coaches help line up gloves on the ring neatly.

Arrivals: Renee on check in (all others introduce yourselves as “coach griffin” etc. And find out the kids’ names

Frankie – help the kids put their jackets on the hooks and shelves and water bottles on the tables

Jessica: set up the kids with proper rope

Griffin, Julia and Toly skipping
4:25-4:30 skipping to warm up

4:30 general warmup and technical training – Jen (assistant coaches please help keep the kids listening) try not to talk to them or else it distracts them – instead tell them to focus on that coach Jen is saying.

Also please remember to alway coach them from the side not block their view and hear what I’m saying so you know if you need to stop

4:40-4:50 bag drills – all coaches assist

4:50-5:00 in the ring – all coaches help monitor as we will be getting them partnered in the ring. Make sure they’re safe with each other and step in and partner with the both kids if it’s a problem.

I will coordinate today’s class fully, but please pay close attention and step in to help make safer where you can.

At 5pm all assistant coaches who should be in the youth program begin warming up with Jasper

Toly please replace all gloves on the hooks and join jasper when we release the kids.

I will be helping at 5:30 with the youth program. Remember to keep the kids with the kids and teens with the teens.

Thank you all!!!

Jan. 8, 2019
[Boxing Ontario Registration]

All coaches please note that your registration needs to be submitted by next week. I have all the forms on the desk at the gym.

Dual-Members – if you are a boxer and coach please select dual membership.

The registration fee will come off your next invoice.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Jan. 7, 2019
[Important Schedule Note] Fight Camp - Sat. Jan 19

Please remember that the gym will be off limits for booking on Saturday Jan. 19 from 10 am – 5 pm. Also, if you are unable to commit to the full program (start to finish) we will be unable to schedule you to attend. Thank you all!

Dec. 25, 2018
[ACTION REQUIRED] [Emergency Contact] Bob McGuire

[Emergency Contact] Bob McGuire ‭+1 (416) 617-3441

As mentioned, Virgil and I will be unreachable until Jan. 7. If there are any emergencies or issues at either KBC location. Please do not hesitate to call and leave a message with Bob McGuire. Be sure to let him know your name and contact number, he can access the club without you present. Thank you all so much.

Dec. 22, 2018
[ACTION REQUIRED] Schedule Confirmation and Licensing (DUE BY JANUARY 1, 2019)

Merry Christmas Team! We’re just heading out of the country and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all you’ve done to grow with Team KBC and a special thank you to those who made it out for our meeting and/or party on Saturday.

Please see below for the Meeting Minutes on page 2 and 3. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Dec 2018_Team KBC Meeting

Happy and Safe Holidays!

Dec. 19, 2018
[Red Cross Certification]

Please note that those of you who took the First Aid/CPR course with us in the Fall received an email with your Certification. Please download your certificate PDF and send to me asap. Thank you all

Dec. 18, 2018
[Final Team Meeting] Saturday Dec. 22 at 1pm

Location: Boxing Gym Location – 22B Jutland Rd.

Good Morning Team KBC! I wanted to see if we can pull everyone together for one final meeting. We have a couple new people on our team and we want to make sure everyone is on the same page moving into 2019. Please let me know if you will have problems making this work?

Dec. 12, 2018
[KBC Holiday Bash] You're ALL Invited

Good Morning Team. We’re looking forward to the meeting at 1pm next Saturday (22-B Jutland Rd) We’ll try to keep it short so you can rest up for the KBC Party at The Crooked Cue (7:30 pm). Hope you can all make it to both XOXO. Thank you for all you have done to help get KBC on its feet this year!

Dec. 12, 2018
[Welcoming New Program Partners]

Welcome Pro MMA Fighter Melissa Karagianis to the team! She’ll be offering a Warrior Women’s class on Tuesday and Thursday at 8:45 pm! Can’t wait for you all to meet each other! https://kingswayboxingclub.com/event/warrior-women-fit/

Welcome to the team Andre! Here’s his new program! He’ll meet you all Dec. 22 at the meeting 1pm. It’s going to be a great year!!

Inferno Hot Pilates

 

Welcome Rob Gorican to Team KBC (officially) Here’s his program!

FIGHTING FIT FOR GUYS 50+

Dec. 1, 2018
[Mindbody App Download]

To ALL New coaches and program partners. Please ensure you have downloaded the Mindbody App to your phones. Please do this immediately if you have not yet. Your initial login will be

EXAMPLE: (fullname)
Staff Full Name: virgilbarrow
Password: Changeme123!

Nov. 26, 2018
[Final Call - Program Submissions] Jan 2019 Programs

 

Please submit all programs and dates by this Friday at 5pm. If you have any questions or concerns you can reach me on Wednesday until 2pm. Thank you all so much!

Nov. 15, 2018
[Class Cancellation Procedure]

Please always check with us before cancelling a scheduled class. Most times we will find a replacement unless it is absolutely necessary.

[Member Correspondence] Please ALWAYS cc. info@kingswayboxingclub.com on all outbound correspondence to class clients. We will always do the same for the coaching team.

Without this communication we will run into problems as we receive calls to the office and need to work as a team

Nov. 7, 2018
[Special Schedule] Off To India For Worlds!

Good Morning KBC Fam! As most of you are aware, I will be in India for the World Championships Nov. 12 until Nov. 27 and then our Ontario Provincials Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 (returning to regular schedule Mon. Dec. 3).

Over the next few weeks, I have re-booked many of you to work with my clients. Please help me with the following:

1. Confirm your 1 on 1’s: an initial confirmation has been sent to each client, but I already had one client call me this morning to ask where her coach was. Many clients are not use to the change in schedule, so it would be helpful to send a quick note the day before to your clients this week.

2. Special Class Schedule:

Monday’s:
7pm Women’s Class (Bloor) Virgil
8:15pm Boxing 101 & Conditioning (Bloor) TJ

Tuesday’s:
4:30 pm Kids Boxing – Virgil (same assistant coaches)
5:00 pm Youth Boxing – Julian and Jasper
6:00 pm Elite Technical and Sparring – TJ, Geoff and Vinni (stations)
8:00 pm Conditioning – Virgil

Virgil will be the direct contact for any admin questions, I’ll have access to email at night (your morning time) I’ll miss you all! More About The World Championships: http://bit.ly/2QCmc2r

Thank you for all you’re doing to make KBC an awesome experience!

Nov. 7, 2018
[Follow-Ups With Clients and Demos]

Great job this month everyone! We’ve all had an incredibly busy Fall so far and Kingsway is buzzing with new people. This is great, but can also lead to clients feeling neglected. Because we’re so busy, it’s necessary that we follow up with demos and clients. Especially clients who have purchased packages.

TIPS:

1. Book all clients as recurring appointments. This ensures that they reserve a time-slot in your schedule and can also move the appt. if necessary. It also reminds you to follow up with them if you haven’t seen them that week.

2. Audit your client list weekly Clients who have sessions remaining, try to book them for their next session today!

3. If a client or demo does not show for their appointment, please follow up with them. Show concern as it may be due to an emergency. Let them know you were waiting for them at X time and you want to check in that everything is ok? Use this as an opportunity to rebook. Do Not Let The Client Abuse Your Time If they have cancelled last minute without reason, or just don’t seem to take your time seriously, let the know that you have filled this time unfortunately and adjust accordingly

Nov. 5, 2018
[Coaching Course] Instruction Beginners (Level 1)

Toronto, Ontario
November 17-18th, 2018

Reg: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/instruction-beginners-level-1/28864

This two day course will introduce coaches to:

Instruction Beginners Module ( Formerly Level 1 Apprentice Coach, Offered through Boxing Ontario)

Details:

Location:
Our address is:
United Athletics Boxing Club
1034 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 3C1

The course will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Come prepared to be active; wear some appropriate footwear and comfortable activewear and bring a water bottle to the class. If you own the following items, feel free to bring them: Gloves & Hand pads but this is not a necessity

Bring writing utensils such as pen/paper

Time will be allotted for Lunch, unsure of the food options nearby, bringing own lunch is recommended

NCCP Number

Every coach attending the course MUST have an NCCP number prior to the start of the course.

If you don’t have a number, please create one here: https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login?ReturnUrl=%2f.

Once you have a number, please email info@boxingontario.com. You will be asked for this number by the instructor.

Important! The Coaching Association of Ontario has funds for the bursary program. Please note that these courses are eligible for a 60% course refund or ‘bursary’ through the Coaching Association of Ontario. Read on below…

Bursary Program

How Much Will I Receive?
Up to a maximum of $300 per individual in the fiscal year (April 1, 2018-March 31, 2019) will be available to cover up to 60% of course registration fees (workshop training) and up to 70% for completion of certification process (portfolio + evaluation).

Bursary Program

Register for future courses:

Technical Coaching Course Registration

Nov. 1, 2018
[Mindbody Payroll] Must be updated by 9 am Last Day Of Month

Please be sure to make sure all you appointments are in the system for the correct dates. Also be sure that they are checked out (they will appear blue if they’ve been checked out correctly) Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Great job All!

Nov. 1, 2018
[Request Cheque] Alternative To E-Transfer

Please note that end of month e-transfers are limited in amount, therefore it may take up to 3 days to receive your payment. If you are in a rush for the funds, please shoot me a note and I will write you a cheque that you can pick up at your convenience.


[FALL 2018] 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

Nov. 1, 2018
[Mirror Cleanliness]

Good morning Team. We cleaned all the mirrors again last night. Please keep them this way by having your clients hold the walls for stretching and balance Not the mirrors.

We will be leaving a squeegee and soapy water bottle on the cubbies under the stairs. Using warm soapy water will clean the mirrors very well!

Thank you!

Oct. 22, 2018
Partnered Program Update

Dear KBC Program Partners,

I wanted to congratulate you all on a very successful season with your programs. Many of your clients seem very happy and are already signing up for the next sessions. Please keep in mind the following as you plan your next programs:

  1. Feedback: It’s important to encourage your clients to give you constructive feedback. This is best done through the questions you ask.  People will usually be scared of hurting feelings, so rather than asking if they liked the program, ask questions like:
    • “Is there something you would like to focus on next session?”
    • “Did you find the sessions challenging enough, or do you feel like I could push you harder?”
  2. Program Promotion: As your partner, Kingsway Boxing Club has launched all of your events on our Facebook page. Where appropriate we will also promote through our other social channels. It’s important that you take ownership of this program. Promote it to your friends and family! I’ve been doing the same, even signing my parents up for most of your programs.
  3. Communicate with your clients: Emails can get lost and social media is hard to follow at the best of times. I find that taking 1 hour out of my month before the promotion of my program to connect with my clients by phone works best. Most times I can just leave a friendly message and follow up with the client by email, but this goes a long way!
  4. Reserve Your Next Program: In order to secure your day and timing for your next program, it’s important that you submit your next session at least 1 month prior to advertising. Put a reminder in your calendar or send in even earlier if you know you would like to continue your programs.

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