We are excited to be with our CrossFit Kids again! We love teaching kids that moving is fun. We know that learning to move correctly at a young age will benefit our youth for their entire lifetime!
Protecting Young Bodies
Though it’s important that players and coaches understand proper training techniques, it takes more than on-the-field knowledge to keep a child-athlete healthy. Tim Cummings, DPT, of Elite Physical Therapy and Integrative Health in Kansas City, Mo., claims that inactivity throughout the day and an increased workload in short periods of time do not help prevent injury.
“Kids in general are completely offsetting physical activity with a sedentary lifestyle, playing video games, playing on their phone or sitting down doing homework,” Cummings said. “If you’re in a sedentary position for too long, your exercise or sports participation is going to be completely offset by that amount of sedentary behavior.”
Cummings suggests taking a look at how physical activity can be incorporated throughout the day – not just in hour-long practices. A sedentary lifestyle not only affects an athlete’s chances of getting injured in a game, but can affect their chances of developing cancer, stroke and other diseases.
Starting Monday September 12th:
Snowy’s age 3-7 Mondays: 3:30 – 4:00
Rockies age 8-11 Mondays: 3:45 – 4:25
(Tetons ages 12-17 continue Tues/Thurs 3:30 – 4:30)