CrossFit Specialty Course: Kids

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.

Learning objectives

The Kids Course teaches participants to:

  1. Define the core concepts of the CrossFit Kids program.
  2. Pair all aspects of fitness with fun.
  3. Identify the primary points of performance of the foundational movements.
  4. Teach children how to perform the foundational movements safely.
  5. Identify sound vs. unsound movement mechanics when training others, and apply the appropriate correction.
  6. Apply the CrossFit Kids program safely and effectively, while gaining the experience necessary to develop competency in training others using CrossFit Kids methods.

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites to attend this course and receive a Certificate of Attendance.
  • In order to receive a CrossFit Kids Trainer Certificate and designation, a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher) is required. See below for more information.

Certificates

Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.

To receive a CrossFit Kids Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher);
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Kids Specialty Course; and
  • Complete a CrossFit Background Check (additional instructions provided upon course registration and emailed following completion of the Course).

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Language

The default language for the Kids Specialty Course is English. In some countries, a translator is provided. Lecture and small-group practical sessions are translated in real time. Courses with a translator are specified in the “Language” section from the event registration link. Generally, translators are used in Latin America and some countries in Europe and Asia.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 14 CEUs towards their continuing education.

Prices

Currency Course Price**
USD $1,000
CAD $1,290
AUD $1,140
GBP £710

** CrossFit reserves the right to update pricing at any time. Pricing is applicable at the time course registration is opened. Applicable local taxes are additional.

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email seminars@crossfit.com for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel and first responders, and full-time school teachers.

Support

seminars@crossfit.com

Reading Materials

Find more about the Kids program here. Links to the Seminar Guide provided in confirmation emails upon course registration.

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Seminar Guide (sent with course confirmation emails) with pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out.
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.

Requirements

To receive a CrossFit Kids Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher);
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Kids Specialty Course; and
  • Complete a CrossFit Background Check (additional instructions provided upon course registration and emailed following completion of the Course).

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Contact

seminars@crossfit.com

Schedule

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

(9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

9:00
Opening Remarks
9:10
What is CrossFit Kids?
10:00
Dodgeball Game
10:20
Science of CrossFit Kids
11:15
Baseball Game Workout
11:35
Creating a Successful Program
12:25
Lunch
1:25
Building Blocks: Preschool/Kids
2:20
Squats Lecture
2:55
Picture
3:05
Squats Group Practical
3:45
Kids Program Design
4:45
Closing remarks

(9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

9:00
Opening remarks
9:05
Presses Lecture
9:30
Kids Group Class Practical
10:20
Child Protection
11:05
Handstand Push-up/Pull-up Progression Practical
12:00
Lunch
1:00
Deadlifts Lecture
1:40
Nutrition
2:20
Game
2:35
Building Blocks: Teen CrossFit
3:05
Teen Weight Lifting Class and Practical
4:20
Closing remarks