Youth Physical Literacy Specialist

Join former IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Brett Klika on his mission to promote youth activity and physical fitness.

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Discover how to create fun and effective youth physical activity programs that build lifelong athletic skills!
Youth inactivity is at an all-time high. Never before have kids, organizations, and entire families needed more help to inspire kids to become active. This online training is an immersive, self-paced multi-media opportunity to discover the theory and practical application behind a youth fitness and physical literacy framework that has already impacted thousands of children around the world.

Take this opportunity to expand your education, grow your career opportunities, and help kids become active and healthy! On your own schedule!Become more confident helping kids 5-11 years old enjoy the process of learning how to become active and athletic for life. Become a Youth Physical Literacy Specialist with SPIDERfit Kids!

Who is the Youth Physical Literacy Specialist For?

  • Personal trainers who wish to grow their own fitness and physical literacy programs and expand opportunities to consult with schools, teams, and other youth organizations.
  • Group exercise instructors wanting to bring youth fitness and physical literacy classes to their facility.
  • Community youth program leaders needing education and a proven program template for their staff.
  • Fitness studio owners looking to increase community outreach and monthly revenues offering programs for the children of their current and future clients.
  • Coaches and fitness professionals who have seen the damage of early sport specialization and seek a developmentally based, long term approach to helping kids become athletic and active for life.
  • Grade school faculty needing daily strategies for in-class movement breaks and physical activity.

Become Internationally Recognized as a Youth Physical Literacy Expert So You Can Inspire Kids of All Fitness Levels to Become Active and Athletic

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to work with schools, community programs, and children of the parents you already train!
  • Design unique fitness and physical literacy programs specifically for young kids' short attention spans. (No more "herding cats"!)
  • Utilize brain-based exercises to improve learning and behavior at home and in the classroom. (Improve test scores!)
  • Inspire previously inactive children to get EXCITED about physical activity with SPIDERfit Kids' revolutionary Powerful Play ® program model. (Help the kids who need it most!)
  • Access and implement 100's of Spiderfit Kids' Powerful Play® activities, games, and program templates for grade school children. (Make creating programs fast and easy!)
  • Reverse the damage of inactivity and early sports specialization. (Inspire kids to be active and athletic for life!)
  • Create new career opportunities and get more kids into your programs with a proven marketing system. (Just follow the simple template!)

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Learning Objectives

  • Define and target skills associated with physical literacy
  • Identify, assess and create program strategies for development of the perceptual motor skills
  • Identify, assess, and create program strategies for development of the fundamental movement skills
  • Apply programming strategies for safe and effective program design for 5-11 year olds
  • Identify and apply effective coaching strategies for kids age 5-11
  • Create live and virtual physical literacy programs for kids age 5-11
  • Create physical literacy programs that accommodate younger athletes physiology and psychology

Course Content

Youth Physical Literacy Specialist

Powerful Playground® Portal

Access to the Powerful Playground® portal is included when you enroll in the Youth Physical Literacy Specialist. Get Unlimited Access to ALL of SPIDERfit Kids Powerful Play® Games and Activities for young athletes ages 5 and up!

The Powerful Playground video vault adds new content each month, so you'll always have proven tools to keep training fun and effective

Meet Brett Klika & SPIDERfit Kids®

Brett Klika is the director of athletic performance at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, California. He specializes in youth fitness and athletic performance. Brett oversees a staff of eight strength coaches and develops program for over 300 youth athletes (and non-athletes) per week. He is a regular contributor for a variety of publications, produces DVDs on fitness and athletic performance and presents around the world.

At SPIDERfit Kids, we believe that personal trainers, teachers, parents, coaches and therapists all have a tremendous opportunity to inspire children to a life of fitness and physical literacy with the power of play. Our online resources are designed to give you the research, knowledge, and activities to make youth fitness programs fun and effective for ALL children.

The SPIDERfit mission is to provide you with the tools and the framework to once again make “productive play” part of children’s lives. With the knowledge of how to utilize fun, play-based activities to develop foundational movement skills, you can inspire children of all age and fitness levels to be active for life.

Our goal is to cast a wide net with diverse youth fitness resources and ensure that no child feels alienated or left out. Fun, engaging activities and games are designed to create a play-based environment to build the foundations necessary for true physical literacy as well as improve cognitive and behavioral outcomes. At SPIDERfit Kids we want kids to move better so they want to move more for a lifetime!

We are fitness professionals and dads, who are passionate about sharing the activities, program strategies, and research that will help you make an impact on the health of our kids.

We believe that collaboration empowers our cause, so we welcome parents, coaches, therapists, teachers, and anyone else looking to make a difference as part of the SPIDERfit tribe!

Praise for Youth Physical Fitness Literacy Specialist Program

"I’ve had the privilege of witnessing how Brett has been able to inspire so many kids to love exercise. I’m excited he’s now sharing his methods with other professionals! If you want to learn how to make a serious impact on a child’s life, take any opportunity you can to learn from Brett and SPIDERfit Kids."
   Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS
   Owner, Fitness Quest 10
   Lead Training Advisor, Under Armor

"What an amazing and educational experience! It is the perfect blend to meet my thirst for scientific explanation with my desire for hand-on application. I was able to go home with clear information that I was able to implement immediately with both my kid and adult clients!"
   Jenni Miner, MS, EP-C
   Owner, BElieve Health & Fitness
   YPLS Coach

"I work with children with autism, ADHD, and a variety of special needs. The SPIDERfit Kids YPLS Certification has given me the science, program templates, and tons of other resources to help me inspire these kids to enjoy physical activity. I'm now able to use different activities to not only improve physical skills, but learning and social skills too. Most of all, the kids have a blast. Most other trainings and resources I found were primarily for athletes or kids that already had a firm grasp on fitness skills. I've gotten so much from my YPLS certification because it gives you what you need to really help ALL kids. If you work with kids, get the YPLS certification!"
   Michael Shipper
   Owner, Empowered Sports
   YPLS Coach

"Working and consulting with young athletes and organizations around the world through the IYCA, I've witnessed how overspecialization in certain sports and a lack of active play at a young age have had a negative impact on overall athleticism. It's like we have to teach our youngest athletes how to play again! SPIDERfit Kids' Youth Physical Literacy Specialist certification helps coaches and other youth fitness professionals overcome these unfortunate trends with a program framework that makes it fun and easy to engage, inspire, and develop the youngest of athletes.
   Jim Kielbaso CSCS
   President, International Youth Conditioning Association

"The SPIDERfit Kids’ physical literacy program has really helped shape how we approach developing the young athletes in our organization. If you work with kids and want to give them the tools to be active and athletic for life, I highly recommend the SPIDERfit Kids Youth Physical Literacy Specialist Certification!"
   TJ Buchanan M.S.Ed.
   Technical Director, Athlete Development
   US Lacrosse

"SPIDERfit Kids’ Powerful Play® program is a valuable and important component of our long term youth athletic development model for USA Football."
   Michael Krueger
   ED. S, CMAA Director of Coaching USA Football

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