CrossFit Kids Specialty Certification

Andrea Savard
February 9, 2023
5 min read

CrossFit Kids is a method for teaching Greg Glassman’s CrossFit to
children ages 3-18. Based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency and
then Intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout
childhood and adolescence. Consistently good mechanics translates to
physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries
for kids. Not only that, a vast body of research indicates that
exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent
adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s
academic achievement.

CrossFit Kids is meant to be BIG fun for all ages.
Broad-Inclusive-General fun. Fun means we provide an active alternative
to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around
better health for our children. Further, the needs of second graders
and high-school varsity wrestlers differ by degree and not kind; the
program is scalable for any age or experience level and accounts for the
varied maturation status one can find in a class full of kids. CrossFit
Kids is designed to be minimalist; it is inexpensive and often requires
little or no equipment, allowing a wide array of socioeconomic groups
an opportunity to be physically fit and physically active throughout
their lives.

CrossFit Kids Trainer Course - December 8-9, 2018 @ FirePower

The purpose of this course is to learn specific methods for
teaching CrossFit to children and adolescents. Participants learn
techniques to overcome the unique challenges of teaching kids CrossFit
methodology, as well as how a CrossFit Kids program can help build one's
affiliate. Attendees will also see how CrossFit Kids is changing the
lives of children and teens around the world for the better. Other
topics covered include neurological development as it relates to
exercise, weightlifting, health and safety, programming, teaching
styles, class structure, and kids games. Throughout the course,
participants learn how to pair fitness with fun—which is essential in
promoting a lifetime of fitness. Affiliate owners, teachers, coaches,
parents, home-schooling families and others benefit from learning this
unique, kid-friendly approach to teaching CrossFit.


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