I knew in the first 5 minutes Coach Felicia was going to be a great fit for our family and here’s why:
-She bonded with my 7 year old son Jaxson almost instantly. Anyone who is a parent knows how important it is for your child to like and respect someone if they are going to listen to them, especially in a one on one coaching session.
-She had my son relaxed and ready to work in about 2 minutes. This is so important so I am going to stress it... she had my son “wanting to work” and do what she ask him to do. There is a big difference between the kid doing something because they are told to and not really wanting to do it and the kid wanting to do it. The effort just is not there if the kid doesn’t want to do it. Good leaders get people to do things because the people want to do them not just because the leader said so.
-Felicia also bonded with my other son Jaxsons older brother and made him part of the session by having him help out and run some drills. This is so helpful because any parent that has had to drag one sibling to another siblings practice or whatever knows that it can be a huge distraction and add stress for the child being coached as well as the parent trying to observe the coaching session.
-Felicia also created excitement throughout the session, this created buzz and more excitement about the next session. This lead my son into looking forward to the next session. Anyone who has had to drag a kid to something they don’t want to do knows what a pain it is. This is not the case with Felicia. My son wants to go and train with her.
-She is motivating and brings the smiles. I honestly think if you or your kid were having a bad day that going to a session with Felicia would boost you up. She just has that kind of energy and it is contagious. With that being said there is plenty of discipline and structure to each session but again plenty of smiles, high fives and a few “That’s what I am talking about!” phrases throughout the session.
-She is flexible in her scheduling. On our first session with her I changed the location the day before the session and she had no problem adjusting and meeting us at the new location which was closer to us. I also work shift work so all hours of the day and night. She has worked with me so that we plan out the week on Sunday evening according to my availabile days and times for the week. Huge help and anyone juggling their schedule knows how nice this is.
-She makes herself available during the session as well, you as the parent can be right there. So if you have questions or concerns about you kid as far as weaknesses or things you saw during a team practice or game that you want to work on you can voice those things and she can make necessary adjustments to the session.
-Lastly she is a wealth of information and real world experience having coached and played herself. This is great because wether you are wondering what the coaches perspective is (why isn’t my kid starting?) or the players perspective she is able to give it to you. This also allows her to sympathize with your kid (the player) and give them advice on how to handle different situations. She invites you to pick her brain and ask questions which empowers you to take any at home practices you may be doing with your kid to the next level as well.
Book 1 session with Coach Felicia, print out my review and put a check next to all the things I have listed here.
You won’t be disappointed. You kid is going to improve and get better period!
After your first session you will want to book the 10 session like I did to see how much you kid really can improve and learn!
A big thank you to Coach Felicia, we are looking forward to many more coaching sessions and seeing my sons improve on and off the football field!!!