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Physical Education

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: CROSS-FIT, SPORT, AND DANCE

Physical fitness and awareness of the human body is important to the health and well being of all students. This is achieved by providing a comprehensive Physical Education Curriculum. The PE curriculum focuses on developing an understanding of the correlation between mental and physical conditioning. Our Physical Education program has three components:

CrossFit
CrossFit workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general and scaleable for any participant at any level. For the most part, no two workouts are the same, so kids and teens never get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about participating. When fitness is defined as broad, inclusive and general it means that participants will become well-rounded athletes who will be better at any and every sport that they play because CrossFit Kids doesn’t coach them to be good at just one thing. Workouts 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 scaleable, 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.

Sport
Sport consists of playing active games, learning specific sports-related skills, and competition. Students play basketball, team handball, and a variety of other active games.

Dance
The course provides a sequential introduction to dance techniques such as warm up, cool down, conditioning, stretching, and injury prevention. Students are introduced to a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and world dance. Students conduct creative movement studies using Language of Dance and choreographic elements such as relationships, levels, speed, direction, and pathways in individual, partner and group activities.