The process is quite simple:
* Be or work for a CrossFit affiliate in good standing
* Attend a CrossFit Level 1 and a CrossFit Kids Trainer Course
* Agree to have and maintain an annual background check through CrossFit Kids
* Obtain insurance to include SAM (sexual abuse and molestation) coverage
* Place the CrossFit Kids logo and link on your CrossFit affiliate’s main page
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, In fact it is very good for them when properly supervised.
Please refer to the following current information on the subject of kids and weightlifting.
Pediatrics, Volume 121, Number 4,
April 2008 policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 33:547-561,
2008 policy statement of Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, August; 23(5): 560-579,
2009 policy statement of the National Strength and Conditioning Association
CrossFit Kids is a program for anyone under 18, we focus on teens just as much as we do on kids.
However, the main page WOD on CrossFit can also be scaled, see BrandX scaled Workouts from the Main Page of CrossFit.com under "start here."
Many older teenagers who have been exposed to CrossFit can now do the mainpage WOD’s as RX’d.
Where any person begins, depends on the condition they are in as well as exposure to functional movement.
Everyone should start at the bottom of the scaling and progress as form and capacity dictate.
The CrossFit Kids course consists of two eight hour days full of activities and information geared to adult attendees. We do not have and cannot provide day care for children.
Children are given into our care when they are active in a CrossFit Kids program.
It is incumbent upon us to protect them to the best of our ability.
While CrossFit Kids assumes no liability, we feel strongly that a simple criminal background check for CrossFit Kids Trainers is more than justified.
Can I use other names for my kids program, like CrossFit Youth, CrossFit Teen, CrossFit Kidz, CrossFit Boot Camp for Kids, or other similar names?
No. If you are a CrossFit Affiliate using CrossFit methodology with children or Teens, you must complete both a CrossFit Level 1 Course and a CrossFit Kids Course.
The use of the name CrossFit in combination with any synonym for kids, children or teens is limited to CFK Official programs (contact email@example.com for details) and follows the format of the licensed name..
CrossFit Kids Courses are listed on the front page- just below Coaches Prep Course
Click on a link to see a description
To become a CrossFit Kids Trainer you must first attend and pass the CrossFit Level 1 Course and test, then attend a CrossFit Kids Course.
You may register for a CFK Course if you have not yet attended but are registered for a CrossFit Level 1 Course. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on Glossary in the navigation for descriptions and videos.
Note: The exercise demos on the CrossFit.com site are optimal, however not always family or work safe, so please use your discretion while viewing with children.