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

  • A criminal background check must be conducted prior to registration. More instructions can be found on the specific event registration page.
  • Recommended: Level 1 Certificate Course attendance.

Certificates

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

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

Course: US​$1,​000 ​​if registered 14 ​days ​or more​ prior to the course date or ​US$1,​200 ​if register​ed​ within 14 ​days of the course ​start date​.

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

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

Support

sme@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.

Contact

crossfit.kids@crossfit.com

Requirements

To receive a Kids Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher); and
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Kids Specialty Course.

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

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
CrossFit Kids elements
9:50
Dodgeball game
10:10
CrossFit Kids science
11:00
Baseball game workout
11:20
How to teach kids
12:30
Lunch
1:30
Building blocks: preschool/kids
2:40
Squats lecture
3:10
Picture
3:20
Squats group practical
4:10
Squats game
4:30
Closing remarks

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

9:00
Opening remarks
9:05
Presses lecture
9:30
Presses group practical
10:25
Child predation
11:15
Pull-up/push-up progression practical
12:00
Lunch
1:00
Nutrition
1:50
Musical medicine-ball game
2:10
Deadlifts lecture
2:45
Deadlifts group practical
3:35
Building blocks: teen/weightlifting
4:45
Closing remarks