Monday, April 21, 2014

5 reasons to register your child for Obstacle Dash TODAY

Where's the best place to find kids running, hopping and balancing -- all as part of a cooperative team?  Obstacle Dash! 

Rec & Ed's Obstacle Dash program is unique among our after school offerings. We designed and piloted the program using grant funds from the Michigan Department of Community Health. Parents and kids can tell that it's something special! It's open for boys and girls in Grades 2-5 and 6-8. 

Sign up this week -- the program starts the week of April 28! 

Here are the top 5 things about Obstacle Dash that make it perfect for elementary and middle school kids:

1. Fun for all

Along with partner One on One Sports Training, Rec & Ed designed this program to promote active fun for all kids -- whether they're interested in team sports, individual sports, or are unsure what their favorite type of activity is! Students have the opportunity to explore new types of physical activity, but most importantly, the program is supportive of all kids' participation. Kids who need a progressive challenge will have plenty of opportunities to do so. 
Crawling under obstacles is one of many unique activities

2. Seven Core Principles

The Obstacle Dash curriculum features seven core principles to inspire kids to work together and achieve the most they can. Each week, one principle is the focus of discussion and frames the activity: self-confidence, leadership, courage, sportsmanship, teamwork, dedication and character. 

3. Healthy after school snack

At the elementary level, Obstacle Dash provides a healthy after school snack and brief nutrition education. Obstacle Dash staff are certified in the best-practice CATCH curriculum (Coordinated Approach to Child Health).  

4. Admission to the giant Obstacle Dash event on June 7

Last fall's big Obstacle Dash event was so much fun that we're doing it again. Kids enrolled in Rec & Ed's after school OD program have free admission! 

5. It's not too late to sign up, but you'd better do it fast. 

Obstacle Dash starts next week (April 28) so sign up today. Find out about OD at your school and register here: link to classes.

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