When you choose EmethGym, you’ll be able to answer YES to all of these! Why? Because we prioritize caring connections by investing time into each of our Emeth coaches, training them how to build caring connections with both parents and students.
“We love this place! The staff and coaches are so helpful! Our kids have progressed so well, have a great rapport with their coaches and classes, and they look forward to going there.”
~ Melanie Miller, mom of two, enrolled since 2017
Here’s how two of our Emeth coaches foster caring connections with students:
“Something I did during the time of coaching gymnastics during Covid separation requirements was to have the girls stand in a line at the beginning of practice and tell me how their day was going by showing one of three hand motions; either thumbs up, thumbs down, or a sideways thumb which meant not great, but just ok. I would then begin with the girls who had thumbs down and ask them what made them feel that way, then the girls with a sideways thumb, and end with the thumbs up girls in hopes that their positive answers would raise the energy of the group. It helped me connect with their emotional state for the day and also gave me an opportunity to empathize with their emotions and connect with them on something outside of the gym that might be troubling them. If I could, I would then offer some encouragement. Since the other girls were hearing the answers too, I think it helped bond the group together.”
~ Janet Littlefield
“I teach a lot of preschoolers and always take some time to ask them about their daily lives. If they tell me they’re going somewhere or having a birthday, I remember to ask them the next week how that event went. Some of my tots have special needs and I make adjustments for them so they can have as much fun as possible.”
~ Jim Leshovsky
At EmethGym, we’re making kids into leaders though a combination of our athletic programs, character training program, and caring staff. Try a free class and experience Emeth first hand!
*A Study of Sport’s Role in Society, p.30