CROSSFIT KIDS & YOUTH ATHLETICS
PROGRAMS GENERALLY RUN IN 8-12 WEEK INCREMENTS
WAIVER CAN BE PRINTED HERE: CrossFit Kids Waiver
We offer CrossFit Kids & Teens programs, as well as private training/group training for kids ages 7-17. We first group them based on age, but will also take into consideration their fitness level
Our CrossFit programs run in 8-12 week increments meeting 1x-2x per week. Classes range from
30-60 minutes. Private/Group training is scheduled based around the group. Sessions can be 30-60 minutes. Both will include a warm up, skill work, workout, and cool down/stretching
We are currently taking enrollment for our Spring sessions. Get some of your child's friends together, the bigger the group the better!
Contact us if you have a child, group or team looking for an effective & affordable workout program!
919 Route 52
Kent, NY 20512
(The milk bottles is our driveway! Or use the entrance off Horsepound Road)
CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general and scale-able for any participant at any level.
This means that we don’t usually repeat workouts, so kids and teens never get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about participating.
The functional movements involve exercises that kids need to do when they play-pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump. All of the movements are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of thoroughly trained CrossFit Kids Trainers. The benefit with CrossFit Kids is the broad skills they’ll learn and perfect, IE they won’t be good at just one thing, but numerous things.
Our workouts will increase physical competence in 10 fitness domains: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. With workouts that are scale-able, CrossFit Kids can equally benefit a person who is less active or an accomplished athlete by tailoring workouts so that each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and personal athletic progress.
Since Late 2004 CrossFit Kids has been Forging The Future Of Fitness and is currently in over 400 gyms in North America, Australia, Europe, Africa, India, Japan and Panama. CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and teenagers and helps them develop a lifelong love of fitness. In a group setting, children and teens participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well-rounded athletes. With a network of over 2000 CrossFit Kids Trainers, CrossFit Kids is being implemented in preschools to high schools with before-and-after school programs and integration into Physical Education curriculum. CrossFitKids.com contains thousands of archived workouts, video demonstrations and informative articles that provide interested parents or teachers with a foundation for understanding how the CrossFit Kids program can be implemented at home or at school.
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 or teen’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 or teen’s fitness and athleticism, CrossFit Kids will also help to:
Instill a lifelong definition of health and positive body image,
Reverses prevalent health issues such as obesity,
Protect against injury,
Creates a community of like-minded individuals for support and self-confidence, and
Hones life skills such as concentration, problem solving, perseverance, dedication, motivation, and goal-setting.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
– We will have waivers for you to fill out/sign for your children. WE NEED TO KNOW ANY AND ALL IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR KIDS. Medications, ailments, behavioral tendencies… anything and everything that could affect our program or your child’s safety.
– WEIGHT LIFTING IS NOT BAD FOR KIDS! Our youngest athletes won’t be using anything heavier than a softball, cone, or PVC pipe. For them simply moving, spinning, hanging, pull-ups and jumping are the ways in which they will progress, learn how to move and have fun! Teens will only use light dumbbells and medicine balls, PVC pipes, and occasionally a light technique bar (only after many sessions where the technique has been perfected). The goal with the younger ones is building good movement patterns and body awareness. Once they progress to our teen level we will begin adding bars with lighter weights (progressing to heavier weights), heavier dumbbells and kettlebells and more advanced movement patterns. Waiting to add in bars and weights is due to priority. Mechanics must be sound before worrying about adding a load or object.
– 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. For more information on the nutritional guidelines we believe in, ask us about Paleo and Zone. 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!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH:
CrossFit Kids and Omni-Strength Athletics LLC (OSA Fitness) services are not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical examination. Prior to participating in any program, activity, or exercise you should seek the advice of your physician and other qualified health-care professionals. You understand that these exercises can be strenuous and should be done in moderation. There is an inherent risk in any exercise that, while providing some health benefits, can also cause unknown health issues. You understand that there are weights, balls, bars, mats, chairs, and many other items commonly associated with a gymnasium that can be left around by any person associated with CrossFit Kids and Omni-Strength Athletics LLC (OSA Fitness). It is every person’s responsibility to anticipate these items being left in places where they can cause injury. Application or reliance on the techniques, advice, ideas, and suggestions of any person associated with CrossFit Kids and Omni-Strength Athletics LLC (OSA Fitness) are at the sole discretion and risk of the participant and his/her parent and guardian. You agree, by participating in any program associated with CrossFit Kids and Omni-Strength Athletics LLC (OSA Fitness), that CrossFit Kids and Omni-Strength Athletics LLC (OSA Fitness) shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential, or exemplary damages for any injury or harm to you or your child incurred in or around the property where exercise occurs.
Nutritional Guidelines for your kids
It’s no secret that eating higher quality, nutrient-dense foods will not only make you feel better but also help you perform better as well. Lean meats, fruits, vegetables, and unprocessed/minimally processed starches will be your best bet when going grocery shopping. Cooking “healthy” meals may seem like a hassle, but follow these general and basic guidelines to begin the habit:
Look at your plate, make a fist, eat that much meat every meal; turn your hand over and fill it with nuts and seeds, eat that much good fat, fill the rest of your plate with stuff you found in the fruit and vegetable aisle. Fill your plate this way at every meal, don’t eat more.