IYK + Coaching Corps

BE READY TO CHANGE LIVES. Yoga and sports go together.

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Coaching Corps! We are mission aligned. It’s Yoga Kids’ mission is to overcome difficulties and Be a Positive Force. Coaching Corps’ mission is to ensure kids in under-resourced communities can benefit from the positive impact coaches can have on their life through sports.

Yoga helps youth athletes in 3 ways:

Injuries. More than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities. Recent reports from UCSF show injury rates are up as kids re-engage their bodies after being sedentary during Covid. Yoga helps physically with:

  • Prevent injuries by understanding strength and flexibility ratios
  • Reduce injuries by understanding proper range of motion
  • Recover from injuries understanding how to manage edges in healing

Focus. Sports are a mental game not just a physical one. Getting into the mental zone of performance is what many players know is the key to success. Your attitude determines your altitude. How high can you go depends on your mindset. Yoga helps mentally with:

  • Attention - it's your greatest asset because it improves performance!
  • Awareness of the body / brain connection for protection
  • Knowing your edges and how to manage them

Heart. Playing with heart is why we play! Winning and losing is part of the game. But it’s just a game, it’s not who you are. It’s a way to grow and learn together. What we learn in sports and yoga applies directly to our everyday lives and wellness in the world. Yoga helps emotionally with:

  • Inclusiveness through kindness and teamwork
  • Advocacy through voice and leadership
  • Confidence and resilience to be your best

We’ll see you on the court or on the field. Let’s GO coaches! Learn how to incorporate yoga into your coaching skillset with our upcoming IYK Smart Sports for Peak Performers workshop

Learn all sorts of useful tips about Yoga for Kids!