Lockdown 2.0 - Retention Ideas
Lockdown is here again in England, as as a Martial Arts school you will be once again limited to online training.
But you can do a lot online, and you are not necessarily limited to your usual training – here are some ideas of things you can do over the next 4 weeks to keep your students entertained, engaged and invested in training at you club:
Ideas from the NEST team:
Live Quiz Night
Host a ‘pub quiz’ style quiz LIVE on your Facebook – you can download quiz packs on myMA with all the questions and answers, so all you need to do is host
Help student deal with the stress with an introduction to mindfulness or even a guided meditation. If you’re well-versed in this topic you can deliver it yourself, or reach out to a guest speaker
Online seminars for Students on nutrition/sleep/anxiety etc
Again, you can get a guest to present this talk if you are not an expert.
Read a story to your students, something that relates back to the core principles of training
Show your students how to make a craft- something like a toy sword
Live Drawing Class
Again you could reach out to a guest professional to run this class
Share videos of kids talking about how MA helped them over lockdown
A lot of NEST clients did this as part of a marketing campaign near the end of the previous lockdown. Start the conversation on your community.
2 week theme e.g. Ninja Warrior training programme
Think outside your usual training and offer something unique to lockdown
Hold an online grading module during that period
Lots of instructors have moved their grading online
Run competition for a student that shows most dedication over lockdown
You could award points for students who attend class, interact with your social posts and go above and beyond. Award a prize at the end of lockdown
Here are some ideas from NEST instructors on what they have done over the last few months to keep their students: