Junior Assistant Coach Leadership Program (JLP) Mission:

To position our youth practitioners as leaders at Katharo and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community by developing their qualities to function within a team and apply those qualities in other areas of life.

What is JLP?

A unique program designed for youth upper belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This is a structured program designed to develop the student into a Coach. As a coach, students become leaders in the academy as sources of knowledge on the mat. This role is important not only to keep students engaged, but also because as martial artists it becomes our duty to forward what we know about Jiu-Jitsu and self-defense to those who don’t know. The goal is to utilize participants as a coach during classes to help manage class, correct technique, and reffing sparring matches.

Who Will Be the Coach?

Me! Professor Steve! This is a way for me to stay connected with the youth on the mat. A big concern I have for young students is their transition out of kids class. The JLP program is a stepping stone for junior students before Adult Fundamentals, as well as a leadership program to assist them in their Jiu-Jitsu journey.

What Parents Need to Know

This program will take place during the week and during class. We will go through the self-defense program and other techniques for learning and review purposes. Each student will then begin to teach techniques as the “instructor” and will be posed with various questions from their peer group. Please note that any additional work or time needed will take place during Saturday Competition class as majority of the students attend this class.

In addition to learning how to teach Jiu-Jitsu (using our “Praise, Correct, Praise” system), students will learn public speaking skills, critical thinking skills, how to effectively work in a group, responsible time management, and so much more!

What Participants Need to Know

When students become a coach their time and expertise become a necessity at their academy. We will look to them for their assistance with other programs on going at Katharo such as Parent’s Night out, Little Griffin’s classes, and Katharo Summer camps (starting 2019!).