talk.teach.PLAY!® is the trademarked teaching method of the National Academy of Athletics. Founder & CEO Aaron Locks developed the teaching method after his time working with legendary basketball coach John Wooden, and other very successful coaches and leaders in sports. He realized that there needs to be a formula that allows kids the opportunity to understand the concepts of what they’re going to learn, practice those skills through drills, and then get to use those skills when they PLAY! Today kids have a very short attention span. By using cycles of a maximum of 15 minutes they don’t have a chance to get bored, they stay engaged, they remember the skills they learned, and ultimately they have more fun!
At the National Academy of Athletics, we use talk.teach.PLAY!® to make sure the players have a chance to learn, work on their skills and then use them! Our talk.teach.PLAY!® interview show was developed to bring other youth sports experts together to share valuable information with parents, coaches, and others passionate about the health and fitness of kids.