Dear Parent(s),

Are You Ready to Give Your Children an Unfair Advantage in Life?

silvermanAt Valley Athletics, we strive to be much more than just a kick-and-punch kid’s gym! We are always looking for ways to enhance your children’s learning experience here at Valley Athletics. You deserve a full curriculum that helps to develop your children socially and cognitively as well as physically. That is why we are proud to have Child and Adolescent Development Specialist, Robyn J. A. Silverman, PhD as a member of our staff. Dr. Robyn provides a multitude of resources to the families of our gym for the betterment of our children.

Dr. Robyn, as many call her, has developed a comprehensive character development curriculum called Powerful Words specifically for athletes like ours! Powerful Words provides easy-to-follow lessons for children ages 4- 7, 7 ½ -13 years—lessons that give each athlete the strength to explore and the foundation to succeed. Here at Valley Athletics, such a character education program used within the context of our organized class lessons, invites athletes to listen, share, discover and reflect on the ways to become upstanding members of our community as well as confident individuals in their own right.

You will notice some very exciting benefits at our kid’s gym as we prove to be the finest Personal Development Center in our area. Our Bulletin Boards offer our parents a one stop information center to keep you updated as to what the children are learning, in addition, every month you’ll be receiving editions of the Parents’ Perch, Dear Dr. Robyn, and Powerful Projects. The Parents Perch is a letter that describes the Powerful Word of the Month and how we will be teaching it at our academy. This can serve as a great discussion starter for you and your kids! The Dear Dr. Robyn Column is kind of like “Dear Abby” for parents of the martial arts…I know you’ll find it helpful! {If you have a question that you’d like to be included in this column, feel free to contact her directly at} Each month our athletes have the opportunity to be positively recognized for completing a Powerful Project. These projects are age appropriate, very educational, and fun to do! You’ll also notice that during every class our students get to take part in a Power Chat that will help them to solidify their understanding of the Powerful Character Word of the Month. Dr. Robyn has written this curriculum specifically for use in our gym, so our athletes will actually be getting two world-class programs for the price of one!

Valley Athletics is already regarded as the finest kid’s gyms in our area – and, with the help of Dr. Robyn’s expertise, we are also the leading Personal Development Center as well!

We are thrilled to provide you with Dr. Robyn’s Powerful Words resources! Let’s work together to help all of our children achieve their most POWERFUL PERSONAL BEST!

Best regards,
Tracy Baker
Owner, Valley Athletics

P.S. If you’d like to contact Dr. Robyn directly to ask a question or to learn more about her, please visit her website at she’ll be thrilled to hear from you!

P.P.S. – Current members make sure you log into the members area to get access the to Monthly Parenting Guides and the activities for the kids.