While the original ITP1 has been very successful, we always want to improve our programs. In response to the feedback we have received over the years, we are splitting the ITP1 into two courses: the ITP 101 for recreational coaches and the ITP 102 for Pre-school coaches. This will allow us to refine the topics and add more. Many of the same topics will still be presented, but they will be split between two courses, allowing us more time to address topics specific to each level. Annette Thomas will be leading the
expansion of the ITP 101 and I will be leading the expansion of the ITP 102.
As we continue planning the new formats and courses, we have tweaked the topic list abit. The final list of sessions included in the new ITP 102 for Preschool coaches are:
- Coaching Etiquette
- Skill Deconstruction
- Lesson Planning
- Preschool Safety
- Class Management
- Warm-ups and Games
- Coaching Parent & Tot Classes: Developing the Relationship with the Parent
- Special People in our Gyms: Working with Special Needs
- Hands-on Spotting
As we work to refine our programs, we want to hear from you! Our course enrollment will still be limited to 60 participants for the full course, but any of the on-site sessions will be open to everyone this year. If you register for the full courses, you will receive the books and materials. If you do not register for the full courses, you will not receive the materials, but you may attend any of the on-site sessions. We invite you to drop in on our on-site sessions and let us know what you think!
If you register for the full ITP 101 or ITP 102, please understand that you must attend all sessions in order to receive your certificate. If you do not attend ALL sessions, you will not receive the certificate. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
Further, you must plan to be off-site for part of the weekend. ITP 101 for Recreational Coaches will be off-site on Sunday morning. ITP 102 for Preschool Coaches will be off-site on Sunday afternoon. Please make appropriate arrangements for transportation.