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Letter for Parents
Example of an #EquatorKids Class Structure
Personal Details and Waiver Form
Letter for Parents
Thank you for allowing your child to be a part of the #EquatorKids Class! The commitment to our children’s future is a beautiful, arduous, amazingly nuanced path; the coaches are excited you have chosen #EquatorKids to be a part of that path as CrossFit has changed all of our lives immeasurably for the better. With your child, we are not only able to potentially enhance their lives, but we also have the opportunity to shape their lives and their realities within them. It is with this endeavour I have dedicated my life; your child’s safety and opportunity to potentiate their personal lives are my primary focus.
I wanted to take this opportunity, now that the Kids Class is underway, to introduce myself formally and to set some policies and procedures for the safety of your child and the efficacy of their class experience.
My name is Dipta.
I started training with the CrossFit methodology in 2015, and have fallen in love with everything about it.
I’ve found it to be a solid combination between technique, and camaraderie, therefore creating a positive atmosphere for everyone.
We are thinking of running three major groups for classes: Preschool (ages 3–5), Kids (ages 5–12), Teens (ages 12–18).
Please note that it is not the age of your child that is the deciding factor for what class he or she attends. It is largely based upon individual skill, athleticism, and maturity and is ultimately decided upon by the head coach to ensure your child is getting the most out of the CrossFit experience. Preschool class lasts 20 minutes, Kids class lasts 30-45 minutes, and the Teens class is 50-60 minutes that look much like an adult class.
We have decided to start with a trial for the Kids (ages 5-12) group, which is why you are now reading this message.
As previously stated, your child’s safety is paramount to the coaches, and it is with this focus I need your help. Below are some rules that we must enforce as a CrossFit Community to best protect your child; please:
- Walk your children to the gym for the start of the class, and come again to pick them up.
- The head coach will meet them and take them onto the gym floor for the day’s class.
- Unless pre-arranged with the head coach, the children are only allowed to go home with the person who drops them off.
- Until I get to know all of you and your children by name, please sign your child in and out with the head coach so I can ensure they are going home with the appropriate person.
- A waiver, signed by a parent or legal guardian, is required for each child before he or she is allowed to participate in a class.
- Ensure your child has a bottle of water, or a bottle that can be filled up at the drinking fountain. Don’t forget to put your child’s name on it!
- Ensure your children are wearing clothes appropriate for running, jumping, rolling, pulling, swinging, climbing, crawling, throwing, and being upside down.
- If you choose to stay and watch the class (which I hope you do!), please do not coach your child.
- Children with disciplinary problems: first warning-free of consequence, second warning-sit out the first two minutes of the game, third warning-go to the parent.
- Finally, please make the head coach aware of any special needs for your children that may facilitate their individual safety, learning, and growth (i.e., medications, illness, physical/mental limitations, injury, sports, etc.).
I look forward to getting to know all of you personally and training your children to the utmost of my ability. If you have any questions, comments, problems, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get a hold of me at the following:
081294046232 / firstname.lastname@example.org
EXAMPLE OF AN #EQUATORKIDS CLASS STRUCTURE
Class Length 30-45 minutes
Warm-Up: 5-7 minutes
Can be game-like, skill based, or a combination of the two.
Example: Various animal walks (duck, crab, bear, worm, etc).
Focus/Skill Work: 7-10 minutes
Technique work for movements or distinct parts of movements.
Can also cover information such as nutrition (macronutrients game) or “What Is Fitness?”
Introduce 2–3 skills in a 4–6 week period.
Examples: squats, presses, kipping, forward roll, handstands.
WOD (Workout of the Day): 7-10 minutes
The core exercise part.
AMRAP in 10–12: 3 pull-ups, 5 push-ups, 7 squats.
Obstacle game combined with some squats or burpees.
Game: 5–10 minutes
Standard Games with a twist.
Examples: human bowling, obstacle race, farmers & lumberjacks, duck-duck-goose, musical medball.