You’re right. I see it, too: So many teens these days just aren’t willing to fail.

And you aren’t the only one asking why.

We have both seen it rob our teens of so much growth.

My theory is that they just need more practice.

Teens are pretty savvy these days. I’m noticing that they think about the social impact of their actions, words and reputations more than I did because social consequences strike so much more swiftly as technology advances.

When I was a teen, I could fall off of my bike 100 times before I decided to ride over to a friend’s house and show off.

And I pulled all sorts creative or funny stunts without thinking about the 10,000 videos my friends had access to that were cooler, funnier and more impressive.

Sure, success is more wildly validated with a viral video, but each mistake along the way comes at much greater risk—and the risk of semi-permanent humiliation is very rarely worth the reward.


Teens are smart.

But smart doesn’t mean they don’t need our help.

As they dwell on these social ramifications, they start to take on labels about some weakness or defect they carry that simply aren’t true.

And with as little life as they’ve lived, it’s just so easy for them to be convinced that these labels are permanent.

So why try? It’s simply not worth it.

Well, I think we should FIGHT it—not for them, but with them.

We aren’t getting rid of the source problem any time soon, so let’s strengthen these kids to withstand it!

You can’t fight this on your own, and I certainly can’t do it with a couple of hours of class each week, so we have be in this together.


Here is our promise

The Ignite Teens Programme will always be a place where your teens are intentionally challenged to see their value independent of their success.

There will be challenges to overcome and risks to take, and I will ask them to make tough decisions.

We will put your teens in places where they are uncomfortable—and then sore—but also in places where they see the results of their hard work.

We will not try to save them from failure, but I will ask them to practice their failures in a safe environment, learning from their mistakes and gaining confidence.

We will be intentional about teaching them how to lose, how to face unmet expectations, and how to fail WELL.

‘Cause you are right, it’s a problem. So let’s kick its tail!


Here’s our programme

  • 13th October – 19th November
  • Tuesday and Thursday at 16:30 -17:15
  • 8 teens max
  • All sessions coached
  • Suitable for all fitness and experience levels
  • Safe, fun and friendly

$199 per teen for 12 sessions over 6 weeks.

We only have 8 spots available and our programme always sells out. To secure your teen’s spot, book here

Coach Josh





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