Advice for Parents and Coaches: How to Encourage Intrinsic Motivation, Stamina, and Grit in Children

[social_warfare]   Grit, meaning to have courage and resolve, be tenacious, and able to persevere through adversity is not only used to describe the toughest warriors and soldiers, but has become the hottest term in child development today. Parents everywhere are trying to figure out how best to ensure their children are filled to the…

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3 Benefits of Youth Agility Training

Youth Agility Training

Agility training was once thought to be exclusive to professional athletes, but over the years, those training styles have trickled down.  With the advent of high intensity workouts, CrossFit, etc, the advantages of youth agility training is becoming the forefront of a balanced athlete. In this article, we’ll talk about the top 3 benefits of…

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High Intensity Workout for Kids – Ninja Zone

high intensity workout for kids

So you’ve got a little boy with a ton of energy.  You know that you need to burn off some of that steam, but Little League seems to have him doing a lot of sitting and standing without a real workout.  What if I told you that there was finally a high intensity workout for…

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Focused Energy: The Key to Productivity

Focused Energy

Something that we talk a lot about here at Ninja Zone is the idea of Focused Energy.  As parents, we know better than most about the INSANE amount of energy that our little ones have.  But what if I told you that if we figured out a way to embrace that energy into productive mental…

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The Power of Little Words

[social_warfare] Words Are Powerful  Often the words that have the most power are little tiny words.  But, why, me, I,  and no often pack a bigger punch than much longer words.  How and when we use these little words creates a lasting impact. One of my favorite little words is,  “yet”.   When my kids come…

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Kiss Peer Pressure Goodbye: How to Raise a Confident Son

[social_warfare] The mother-son relationship is a special one. For parents of both genders, we know it can be different. Do you find yourself being more nurturing to your sons than your daughters? As mothers, we have to be careful not limit their potential by, in essence, loving too much. We want sons to become the…

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The 6 Character Pillars of Ninja Zone

Ninja Zone’s mission is to build the character and athletic foundation of a child through sport. Ninja Zone has a Character Pillar that is integral to the curriculum.   Ninja Zone values a community of good people raising great kids. Strong people. People that believe in teaching their children to work hard, play hard, and make a difference.   The Ninja…

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3 Ways Ninja Games Changes Face of Kids Sporting Events

brothers ready for the ninja games

The Ninja Games – a new sporting event geared to young kids and foundational athletics,  has done it. A  well needed face lift for youth sports competitions. It took a new sport to do it, and Ninja Sport is taking the US by storm, and here’s why… Welcome to the weekend in suburbia… Two working parents, four…

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