Primitive for Children® Instructor Course

Primitive for Children® Instructor Course

The Primitive for Children® programme is based on the principles of the Primitive Functional Movement® adapted in a playful way for children, going from early childhood (5-6 years) to pre-adolescence, which has been thoroughly tested on classes of children for a continuous period of 5 years.
The course is structured in such a way as to provide the new Instructor with the capacity to bring children to an awareness of their body, following sequences of Joint Mobility to be “soft”, elastic, and coordinated, in order to acquire not only the breadth of the movements and the executive fluidity of the gestures, but also to learn how to manage the movements in space with balance and proprioception.
Another objective of the programme is to teach children the “discipline” within a training lesson: the recognition of the roles within the class, of who manages it (the Instructor), of their own role and that of the other children within the group, and also lays the foundations for building greater awareness and self-esteem.
Experimenting with the exercises conducted in the lessons and being able to make mistakes without fear gives the possibility to discover that performance can be increasingly improved at each attempt. The adaptation to spatiality and orientation in space through play, in addition to teaching children to have an awareness of their own body in the environment, is also a great way to socialise, make friends, and learn to respect the space of others.
The strength, the resistance, and the speed, seen in a playful key, stimulate the enthusiasm of children. Play creates the ideal psychological climate, which is the real tool for creating the best pedagogical conditions. Where there is motivation and attention, there is undoubtedly learning!
The objective is therefore to continuously offer everyone the opportunity to play, experiment, and develop their “motor curiosity”, stimulating interest with constantly changing situations, and thereby create in the child infinite possibilities of response in every field and engage their personality completely.
As a result, each exercise will be executed in an appropriate way because it will be fun and, because it will have been understood, it is also technically correct.

The Primitive for Children® programme is a truly complete and effective operative tool in the hands of the Instructor for constructively managing motor education classes for children based on different age groups, with a detailed annual programming of work already tested in the field!

What you will learn:

// What distinguishes Primitive for Children® from traditional youth physical training;

// What it means to train the child in respect of their optimal growth;

// How to measure out the workload according to the various phases of child development;

// How to prevent injuries through Primitive for Children® and how to create the foundations for the health and physical structure for the future of the child;

// What the specific technical characteristics are of Primitive for Children®, and how to best use them based on the child's level and age;

// A logical, effective, and fun progression for teaching the exercises through a series of exercises performed in the form of games;

// The fundamental evaluation tests for correctly setting up a real functional training program;

// How to structure the most effective training strategies based on the level and the age of the child;

// What the professional perspectives are for a WTA Trainer specialised in Primitive for Children®.

Times of the lessons of the On-Site course: 

from 09:00 to 18:00 (with a one hour break from 13:00 to 14:00) for all the days of the course, for a total of 16 hours.

Index of topics of the Course Program

• Presentation of the Primitive for Children® System: functional free body activities on the ground for the developmental years;

• Development of base motor patterns at each phase of the developmental years, with exercises for children from 3 to 6 years (nursery age) and from 6 to 10 (primary age);

• The development and trainability of the coordinative motor capacities for motor control, perceptual-motor adaptation, and “task analysis”, with exercises aimed at placing particular attention on multilaterality and creativity through their variation;

• The learning of motor skills through the two methods, the prescriptive method and the heuristic method, applying the criteria of variability in the practice through variations for acquiring and improving the programs of motor activity, gradually increasing the degrees of liberty to stimulate the solution and the creativity;

• Capacities of loading and enhancement in the form of play, while respecting joint mobility during youth training and physical efficiency for good health;

• Teaching the exercises of Primitive for Children® in the form of games;

• The management of groups of children based on different age groups;

• The structuring of lessons based on the different age groups;

• The creation of an annual program of work with increments of difficulty based on the structural and coordinative adaptations of children;

• The effective Coaching of Primitive for Children®: communication and motivation;

• Aspects of sales and marketing of services related to Primitive for Children®.

  • WTA Coach Francesco Bono, Primitive Functional Movement® Instructor Level 2, with extensive experience in the teaching of motor-recreational activities to children and with young athletes in the field of martial arts;

  • Dr. Laura Carai, Graduate in Neuro-Psychomotor Therapy in Developmental Age, with extensive experience in child therapy and in the teaching of motor-recreational activities to children. Primitive for Children® Instructor.

On-Site Course: the Primitive for Children® Instructor Course is only available On-Site.

Once you have purchased the course, you are entitled to repeat the same course as many times as you want (if you think you still have doubts about the program, or if you simply want to continue to improve in the technique of the exercises).

On-Site Course: once you have purchased the course, you can access your own Reserved Area in which you will have the complete course manual viewable in pdf format, the evaluation cards and the training sheets downloadable in pdf, and the video lessons of 10 base exercises of the program. 

Your Reserved Area is equipped with a high information security format.
The only technology you will need in order to consult the teaching material in the Reserved Area is Adobe Reader (for the pdf files).
The teaching materials are compatible with: Microsoft Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

After having purchased the course (immediately if paying by credit card or PayPal; after receipt of the confirmation of payment if making the payment by bank transfer), you will receive an email (to the email address you indicate when purchasing the course), with details of how to access your Reserved Area where you will find the course you have purchased.

From that point, you have unlimited access to your Reserved Area. 
You can access it as and when you want and at any time you want to study, then present the exam when you're ready, without deadlines or expiration dates.

In WTA Courses, the exams are a fundamental part of the training process, as they allow both the WTA and the student to verify that they have correctly learnt both the theoretical concepts and the practical technical applications of the work program of the course.

In this way, 4 positive results are obtained
1) WTA is sure to put only really prepared Trainers in the field;
2) the new Instructor feels confident that they have mastered the program of study and the executive technique of the exercises, therefore they feel ready to work with clients;
3) the clients who turn to a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to find professionals who are extremely competent and able to help them to reach their objectives; 
4) the owners of gyms who employ a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to have professionals who are able to follow their customers in the best way, and to increase the volume of business of their gym.

The exams consist of:
 - theoretical part: in which, through the writing of a thesis on a real case study selected by the student (focussed on a subject who must be one of their clients or themselves), the student demonstrates that they have acquired all of the theoretical principles that lead to the realisation of an effective training program for each specific client (following what has been explained in the course).
 - practical part: in which, through the creation of a video, the student demonstrates that they have mastered the correct executive technique of the base exercises of the course program.
The exam is evaluated by a Tutor who is assigned to the aspiring Trainer at the time they present the exam. The Tutor will assist the student to pass the exam, providing any necessary corrections, both of the theoretical and the practical parts.
The common objective of the WTA and of the aspiring Trainer is to bring the training process initiated at the time of enrolling in the course to completion, so as to have a new WTA Trainer who is fully prepared to work in teaching the training Method learnt, in the most effective and efficient way possible!

On passing the exams, the new Trainer will be awarded the coveted certification of Instructor of Primitive for Children® that is valid for:

  •  inclusion in the prestigious Official Register of WTA Instructors and in the Professional Databank (free of charge).

On attainment of the Diploma, the Trainer, in addition to receiving the Diploma, is incorporated in the prestigious Official Register of WTA Instructors, within their own region.
This Register, in addition to being the only official document accessible to the public which testifies the real competence of the Trainer, is a true and proper Professional Database which is open both to clients who are looking for a competent Trainer in which to trust, and to the owners of gyms who are looking for Professionals to include in their Instructor Staff.
In fact, the high level of professionalism of the WTA Training, universally recognised since 2009 in all physical fields (from athletic conditioning, to medical gymnastics applications, to purely aesthetic fitness), allows the WTA Trainer to be inserted in any sporting environment in which the functionality of the Movement of the human body is indispensable for the health and efficiency of the person, be they an athlete of a specific sports discipline or a person who wants to recover or improve their state of health and physical form.
To date, the WTA Method, through the great work of over 20,000 Trainers trained since 2009, has been applied with great success in all professional sports, in medical and physiotherapy centres, and in thousands of private and commercial gyms.

In particular, the fields of application in which the WTA Trainer is most in demand are those relating to:

  • Conditioning of Joint Mobility, prevention of injuries, and post-traumatic recovery;
  • Conditioning of Functional Strength in Sports; 
  • High Intensity Functional Training; 
  • Increasing biomechanical and neuro-motor skills both for general and specific sports;
  • Aesthetic training associated with the improvement of the Posture; 
  • Group training for any type of level and target.
What are the pre-requisites for entry to the Course?

There are no pre-requisites, the Course is open to everyone.

Are the Diplomas recognised?

WTA Diplomas are recognised in all the Physical, Sporting, and Rehabilitative fields as a guarantee of professionalism that respects the highest global Standards of Quality, and are also recognised by the European SNAQ/CONI and by the International Olympic Committee through the CSEN/CONI.

What does the exam involve?

The exam involves sending a written thesis for the theoretical part and a video for the practical part.

How much time do I have to present the exam?

There is no deadline for presenting the exam; it depends on how much time you dedicate to the study and to the practice of the exercises after having attended the course, and on when you feel you are ready to take the exam.

If I do not pass the exam, can I repeat it?

When the exam is presented, a Tutor will follow you, assisting you step by step (providing you with all the corrections to improve yourself), to help you pass itRepeat the exam is completely free

If I don’t pass the exam, can I retake the On Site Course?

The On Site Course can be retaken as many times as you want, either if you have not passed the exam and need to improve some aspects, or if you have passed and just want to review the program to perfect it. Re-participating in the Course is completely free

What is the timetable for the On-Site Course?

The timetable for all the days of the Course is from 09:00 to 18:00, with a one hour Break from 13:00 to 14:00.

Where can I see if there are Courses scheduled near me?

Consult the Calendar of upcoming events, which you can find in the bar above, by clicking on the EVENTS tab.

By when do I have to register for the On-Site Course?

Up to three six before the start of the Course.

How long does the access to the Reserved Area last, once I have purchased the Course?

Once you have purchased the Course, you are entitled to unlimited access to your Reserved Area of ​​study, without time limits.

On how many devices can I connect the access to my Reserved Area?

For any single purchase of a Course, you can access your Reserved Area from a maximum of two devices of your choice, which can be a PC, tablet, or smartphone.

What clothing must I have to take part in the On-Site Course?

Comfortable gym clothing and flat-soled footwear. For the Joint Mobility exercises of the Primitive Functional Movement® free body System, it is recommended to work barefoot with socks that cover the ankles, and long comfortable trousers that cover the knees (for some exercises that involve sliding the legs on the ground).

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