CrossFit Kids & Teens is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit; it is entirely and absolutely CrossFit geared toward kids and their specific developmental needs!
CrossFit Kids & Teens is the principal strength and conditioning program for many young athletes and the primary P.E. program for many home schools and charter schools. It is used by athletic teams, martial arts schools, and many parents who want their kids to grow up healthy, strong, and with a lifelong love of physical activity, helping to avoid the common problems associated with childhood inactivity and obesity. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Healthy living requires that our kids push, pull, run, throw, climb, lift, jump, effectively and safely regardless of whether or not they play athletics. Athletics is a specialized pursuit. Our goal is to support the specialist, but reward the generalist.
The CrossFit Kids& Teens program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for 6 year olds and elite high school athletes. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. The needs of our second graders and our high school wrestler differ by degree, not kind.
– Jeff & Mikki Martin – Founders, CrossFit Kids