The beautiful thing about Crossfit is whether you are 80 or 8 you can do it! This class will help your children better understand how to move their bodies in a safe way, increase their endurance levels and foster good sportsmanship inside and outside of this Crossfit community. They will experience for themselves all of the reasons so many love this amazing sport!
Class Structure - What we do
Mat Chat - We will have a small discussion on a selected topic. We focus on goal setting and teaching them the overall message of Crossfit (fitness through fun!)
Goal Setting - We like to have the children think about their specific goals and skills they would like to work on. We write these goals down and help them achieve them! We focus on the coordination / agility / endurance that goes hand and hand with most athletics.
Good Sportsmanship - It is important to us that they know Crossfit is not just about fitness but it is about building a supportive community within. We want them to learn to support, help, cheer, and really motivate each other when things get hard. There is a lot of fist pumping and high 5s!
Movement - We have a special movement of the week - example - Squats and Broad/Tuck Jumps. I give cues to help them find where their bodies should be throughout the movement. "butterfly fingers, back pockets to your knees". Ask them to show you! We help slow their bodies down and have them focusing on proper form. We are constantly assessing areas for improvement, range of motion and endurance thresholds so we can help them move safely and efficiently.
Warm Up - This is a time for the kids to get moving, and shake off any cob webs from sitting at their desks all day. We use an obstacle course set up to get them moving side to side, using one leg or hand, and going backwards which they don't often get the chance to do, while of course sneaking in the movement of the week
Skill Work - We put our movements of the week to work! We work together as a class to reinforce the skills we talked about in the initial white board discussion. We use these movements in a dynamic way and let the kids have fun with it.
WOD - This will be very similar to what you experience in your own class, varied, functional movements across a span of time or rounds. We use a lot of stations to keep kids moving and engaged. This is a great time for the kids to cut loose and put everything into action. They love cheering each other on and really pushing themselves. We provide clappers off to the side so the kids who finish first are able to grab a clapper and can cheer on their friends as they work through the exercises!
Games: We always end with a game. We work out particular skill sets through play - ex. junk yard basketball (aiming and rebounding from one foot to the other) - baseball - (coordination and timing of hitting the ball) - dodge ball (accuracy, stamina, and just plain ol fun)
Our biggest goal is that the kids have fun and feel accomplished!!! We want them to be excited each week to come back and learn about fitness through play!