New School year, new normal.
We at OCR Academy understand that going back to school right now may not be ideal, but this is not ideal times. Either you have been doing home school for your child’s entire life, or you are in a position where you can keep your children home and see how this whole thing plays out for the first semester. Either way, we got your phys-ed class covered.
Our Obstacle Fit Kids class is a perfect fit for your child and we will be offering the classes during the day. The class will follow a curriculum that we find best suits children’s physical and emotional needs. We are social creatures, we thrive in social settings, and depriving kids of social interactions in our eyes is detrimental to their growth. Obviously with what’s going on in the world these are strange times, but keeping kids isolated is not the answer, and neither is large class rooms. We know that some kids seem to prefer to be alone, or read as appose to playing with other kids. We know that some kids have trouble with social cues, they talk to much or talk to little, other issues may be:
The value that we feel that we can add to your child’s life is the luxury to be among peers their own age bonding while overcoming physical obstacles, and in doing so can bring people closer together. We want to be able to do this for your child but in a safe way. Our Pandemic procedures for our classes can be found here; but to simplify we have placed the following procedures in place:
The class will have a grading system and will come with a report card where our instructors will be able to address area’s of concern and praise strengths.
ObstacleFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program designed to effectively teach the ObstacleFit methodology to children aged 7-13 years old through age appropriate instruction and cueing. In a group setting kids participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results. This prepares them not only to be well rounded athletes but also awesome people as well. *Kids 14 and older can join our adult classes.
OFK workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is varied, inclusive, and totally awesome (VITA) and are scalable for any participants at any level. We base success on effort rather than comparison. These kids are training for life, not a small, sport specific skill set.
Our coaches have had background checks and this is renewed annually. Your coach has studied how to teach ObstacleFit to children using age appropriate methods and have years of experience working with youth under their belt.
You will be paying for each semester and based on how many days you come will determine the price:
Monthly payment plans are available.
To Register your child please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Home School” and one of our awesome staff will be happy to assist.
We look forward to welcoming your child into our program and we appreciate your trust in allowing us to make a positive difference in the lives of your children. Lets work together to overcome life’s current challenges one obstacle at a time.
When you register for this program each child be tested on the below criteria once they enroll, and again before the end of the program. In between we will have classes that are designed to help strengthen your child so they can perform better at the end of the semester. This provides a goal for the child to work towards and hopefully see and feel actual results that can be applied to their everyday lives. Once enrolled they will receive a Report Card that will grade kids on the following criteria’s:
The baseline test is a standard test that we believe tests a child’s overall performance. This tests Cardio, Stamina, and strength. The goal for this Baseline test is to slowly start to add weights for the squats so it becomes a total package. We will be testing this 3x in a school year and results will be presented on report card.
If an obstacle cannot be completed, this will be reflected on the report card and time will be added.
Example: Completed everything except the pull ups in a time of 7:00 mins, we will add .30 to clock and the athletes total time will be 7:30 so 9 points will be awarded.
Stamina – the ability of body systems to utilize, store, process, and deliver energy.
Test: Tabata Squat and Push-up
For twenty seconds do as many reps of the assigned exercise as you can – then rest 10 seconds. Repeat this seven more times for a total of 8 intervals, 4 minutes total exercise. The score is the least number of reps for any of the eight intervals.
Start with a bodyweight squat. The athlete’s thighs must reach parallel, as defined in the ‘strength’ category. Arms may either travel in front of the torso or stay on the hips, but must not make contact with the floor or the thigh.
Following 8 rounds of the squat, the athlete has only their normal 10- second break to set up for the push up.
Scoring: take the lowest number of reps achieved from the 8 sets of squats, and add it to the lowest number of reps achieved from the 8 sets of push ups.
Example(using 3 rounds only)
The lowest number of reps achieved is 17 in the SQ, and 14 in the PU. Total of 31 reps.
Purpose of test is to determine ones ability to hold entire body weight for prolonged period of time. Time limit of 5 mins
|5 mins||10 points|
|4:30 - 5 mins||9 points|
|4 - 4:30 mins||8 points|
|3:30 - 4 mins||7 points|
|3 - 3:30 mins||6 points|
|2:30 - 3 mins||5 points|
|2 - 2:30 mins||4 points|
|1:30 - 2 mins||3 points|
|1 - 1:30 mins||2 points|
|:30 - 1:00 mins||1 point|
Nutrition test: Learn how to read a label on food, learn the difference between calories and nutrients. Learn that not all calories are equal. The goal for this program is to teach the kids that you may be able to obtain all the calories to fill your “quota” for the day, but you might be deficient in the nutrients. For example: A Timbit is 99 calories, but an Apple is 95 calories. One has significantly more nutrients then the other.
Learn what are the three macronutrients are and the benefits they posses.
What are good sources, and what are examples of bad sources.
Good source – Home made locally sourced hamburger
Bad choice – Hamburger at McDonalds.
We know this subject can be controversial and we want to let the parents know that we will not emphasize too much on making eating out at a fast food restaurant as a bad thing as we do enjoy the occasional fast food, but we want kids to understand that this cannot be an everyday thing.
We both know that the kids are not buying the groceries, and the kids are not packing their own lunches, so we hope that the families involved can really play an active roll in this. By no way are we going to tell you what to feed your kid as each child has very unique needs and we know that every household is different, but if we can get everyone on whole foods and away from overly processed foods, that would be an ideal situation.
We do have a holistic nutritionist who is helping us with this program, and the goal is to Educate not discriminate. If you are running out of ideas and would like to chat to our Nutritionist to discuss some healthy options, please contact Karine Vaillancourt RHN for more details
The test will be to identify the three Macronutrients and what are they good for.
What are the three macronutrients?
Macronutrients are required by the body in large amounts on a daily basis. They include carbohydrates, proteins and fats. A balanced meal typically includes a combination of all three.
1) CARBOHYDRATES provide fuel for the body and brain. It’s crucial to eat the right kind at the right time. A meal of only simple carbohydrates (carbs) such as white bread, white pasta, fruit and sweets (the typical kiddie diet) will break down in the body very quickly once digested. This can lead to a spike in blood sugar that will suddenly drop. Complex carbs, however, take longer to digest. Therefore, it’s best to eat simple carbs along with complex carbs, protein and/or a quality fat that will slow digestion and balance blood sugar. Stick to whole food carbohydrates that are packed with nutrients, such as sliced apples instead of apple juice, oatmeal instead of sugary cereals and roasted potatoes instead of potato chips. And remember to serve fruit after they’ve eaten the rest of their meal so that they don’t fill up on just simple carbs.
Complex Carbohydrates: most vegetables, whole grains, whole grain products, milk (because it contains natural sugars)
Simple Carbohydrates: foods with naturally occurring sugars such as honey, fruit and some vegetables, as well as processed, sugary products like candy bars
2) PROTEIN repairs tissues and is an important building block for muscle, skin, blood and cells. It’s important to eat protein in the morning because it balances blood sugar, which affects our physical health, moods and behavior. Since children are still growing, it’s crucial for them to start the day with a protein-dense breakfast and then eat structured snacks and meals with small amounts of protein throughout the day.
Animal Proteins: beef, turkey, pork, chicken, fish, eggs, dairy products Vegetarian & Dairy-Free Proteins: beans, nuts, seeds, nut butters, soy (tofu, tempeh, edamame)
3) FATS are a major source of energy, protect our organs and help us feel satisfied for many hours. Fats have gotten a bad rap; however, high-quality fats from reputable sources can actually prevent disease. Small amounts of fats from plants such as avocados, nuts and coconuts can be protective. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in some animals, also prevent disease and can be found in mackerel, sardines, wild salmon (farm-raised fish don’t contain them), flax seeds and walnuts.
Monounsaturated Fats: olive oil, many nuts, avocados Polyunsaturated Fats: fish, peanuts, sesame seeds, safflower, canola Saturated Fats: butter, heavy cream, fatty meats, coconut, palm oil Trans Fats: margarine/partially hydrogenated oils are harmful trans fats and should be avoided