The basic purpose of this program is to teach kids how to become proficient yo-yo players. Brett also focuses on the development of social assets such as goal setting, sharing knowledge with others, self-esteem and performance skills.
Each child can expect to walk away with (AT THE VERY LEAST) a basic knowledge of how to use and maintain a yo-yo, having learned about 6 tricks ranging from "Walk the Dog" and "Around the World" to "Atom Smasher" and "Brain Twister". Wow!
Each class is broken into three skill groups - beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each group has a "group leader". The "group leader" can be either a parent or volunteer. The role of the "group leader" is to keep their group focused on the assigned task until Brett gives them a new one. Additionally, they are responsible for removing string tangles and knots as well as changing the yo-yo string when necessary.
Suggested ages for this program: 7 and up
Suggested workshop time: 1 1/2 hours