Thank you for allowing your child to be a part of the CrossFit Kids program! The constantly varied, functional movements we utilize in our adult workout regime has changed all of our lives for the better, and we are excited to share that with your children. We have the amazing opportunity to help your kids learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, to work as a team, accept winning with modesty and losing with grace. In CrossFit Kids, your child’s safety and the opportunity to enhance their personal lives is our primary focus.
We want to take the opportunity to introduce some policies and procedures for the safety of your child and the efficacy of their CrossFit Kids experience
We have three major groups for classes: Preschool (ages 3-5), Kids (ages 6-12), Teens (ages 13-18). Please note that it is not the age of your child that is the deciding factor for which class he or she attends. It is largely based on individual skill, athleticism, and maturity and it is ultimately decided on by the coach to ensure your child and the children participating in class with them are getting the most out of each class time.
Preschool class lasts roughly 20 minutes, Kids class lasts about 30 minutes and Teens class lasts about 45 minutes. As previously stated, your child’s safety is of great importance to the coaches, and it is with this focus that I need your help. Below are some rules that we must enforce as a CrossFit community to best protect your child.
1. Bring your child to the designated waiting area, where the coach will come meet them and take them onto the gym floor for the days class.
2. Immediately notify the head coach if you see anyone in the parking lot or the gym that doesn’t belong there.
3. Unless prearranged with the coach, children are allowed to leave only with the person who brought them to the facility.
4. A waiver, signed by parent or legal guardian, is required for each child before he or she is allowed to participate in a class.
5. Ensure your child has a water bottle with them that has their name on it.
6. Ensure your children are wearing clothing and shoes appropriate for climbing, jumping, running, crawling, throwing, and being upside down.
7. While you are watching, please do not coach your child. Cheering, however, is always welcome!
8. Children with disciplinary problems: First warning free of consequence, second warning sit out the first two minutes of the game, third warning the child will sit with the parents.
9. 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, etc.)
We look forward to getting to know your children personally and training them to the utmost of our ability. If you have any questions, comments, problems or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org