How can Central Bucks CrossFit Kids benefit my child?
Central Bucks CrossFit Kids enhances a child's motor skills by teaching better movement and cognitive skills through engaging children to think about their movement, count their reps, remember the sequences, and work towards goals. CrossFit Kids augments a child’s involvement in sports by incorporating strength training and conditioning to make our CrossFit athletes better athletes at any sport.
In addition to increasing a child’s fitness and athleticism, Central Bucks CrossFit Kids:
- makes fitness FUN, not work! With a variety of skills and games, your child will find that exercise is something to look forward to.
- encourages proper nutrition. Your child will learn about making the right nutritional choices for themselves. Food is our fuel and your child will learn about the types of food their body needs to be healthy.
- creates an encouraging atmosphere for your child with reassuring words and great energy. All exercises will be scaled to the ability of the child.
- instills a lifelong definition of health and positive body image.
- reverses prevalent health issues such as obesity.
- protects against injury.
- creates a community of like-minded individuals for support, self-confidence, and team work. We are not trying to compete with each other, but rather work together toward a common goal, cheering on our teammates and offering support.
- hones life skills such as concentration, problem solving, perseverance, dedication, motivation, and goal-setting.
Central Bucks CrossFit Kids is functional fitness designed to benefit our young athletes throughout their lives.
How will you run CrossFit Kids classes?
Our job as coaches is to make exercise fun and to help children move better--safer and more effectively--to prepare them for the rest of their lives. A certified, insured coach will supervise and run kids classes. Classes are set up to include a warmup, skill work, workout, and game using the skills. This makes learning and exercise fun!
What can I do as a parent?
We encourage parents to support their children and the class, stay and spectate from the sidelines, cheer, participate in CrossFit adult classes, help their children maintain consistency in CrossFit attendance, and provide healthy meals at home and for school. Healthy meals consist of protein, carbohydrate, and fat at every meal. The tenets we follow are: lots of lean meat, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar, and no grains. These foods are the optimal fuel for the most sophisticated machines: our bodies. We emphasize the importance of unprocessed, real foods in balanced proportions. Scientific studies and personal trial and error among ourselves and our athletes have found that these dietary choices make us feel good, improve our physical and mental performance, and enhance our physical and mental health. We also insist that parents of our underage athletes inform us of medical conditions and allergies that may impact a child's health, performance, and capability.
What is inappropriate behavior for parents?
Generally, we would like parents to resist the urge to interrupt class or counter our training expertise. Behavior we would like parents to avoid includes but is not limited to the following: shouting cues to children, encouraging rivalry and competition, encouraging risky behavior, encouraging bad form, encouraging heavier weights, choosing weights, arguing with coaches during class, stealing child's attention and focus, interrupting class, infringing upon class space, bringing children late to class or pulling them out early (exception: emergency situation), criticism of children or coaches, overriding coaches' decisions, or bringing sick kids to class. CrossFit Kids should be a fun experience for kids and their parents, so we want to keep it that way!
What is inappropriate behavior for children?
Generally, we would like children to maintain self control and not act against the coaches' instructions. Inappropriate behavior for children includes but is not limited to: inappropriately distracting others during class, not listening to the coaches' instructions, disobeying coaches' instructions, disrespecting others, disrespecting equipment, creating a dangerous environment for self and others, criticizing others, or acting without own or other children's safety in mind. CrossFit Kids should be fun, so we want to keep it that way for everyone!