In Art Of Coaching Podcast

If you’re reading this, it’s not too late… (well, unless it’s after November 30th, 2020).


I think we can all agree that children need to move, play and explore. But that’s just the start. They also need to develop physical literacy: the ability to perform basic movement skills and the motivation to prioritize an active lifestyle.

These qualities aren’t just “nice to have”… they are absolutely essential for physical, cognitive and social development. And if that wasn’t enough, research has shown that physical literacy is associated with the ability to thrive and participate productively in society!

Unfortunately, opportunities to develop these qualities are dwindling. And that’s exactly why I wanted to invite today’s guest on the show…

Kara Shull (DPT, CSCS) and her non-profit, MOVEMENT2BE, are taking their expertise to underserved communities and providing “movement experiences”. Their mission is to make movement fun and accessible while also teaching the next generation of leaders how to promote these behaviors.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How to engage in “serious play”

  • The role of communication in getting kids to buy-in

  • Why if you can coach a kid, you can coach any adult…

  • The psychosocial aspects of movement and wellness

If you want to help Kara and MOVEMENT2BE in any way, connect with her here!

Via their website:

Via Instagram: @movement2be 

Via her website:

Via her instagram: @movement2live 

If you enjoyed this episode and want even more information about training youth athletes, be sure to check out our episode with Jim Kielbaso.

Jefferies, Philip, et al. “Physical Literacy and Resilience in Children and Youth.” Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 7, 2019, doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00346.

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