IRON TRIBE YOUTH

 

IronTribe Cubs (8-12)

We are professional coaches. Our job is to build athletes.

Our fitness is broad–we place equal emphasis on speed, strength, agility, flexibility, stamina and balance–and we keep things fun. Kids and teens WANT to come to Catalyst, and it shows.

Using a combination of calisthenics, running, rowing, jumping, throwing, carrying, pushing, pulling,climbing and lifting (the stuff we all used to call ‘play,’) we get kids to LOVE exercise.  We use age-appropriate skills, challenges, and loads.  We challenge kids in a fun and progressive way, and our groups are usually filled to capacity within hours of being offered.

Our groups produce athletes – even youth athletes- that have a wide skillset; are excellent at everything without specializing at a particular sport; and enjoy movement for its own sake.  In an inclusive atmosphere, workouts are ‘scaled’: kids and teens do challenges that are appropriate for their current level and age.  They participate as a group of individuals.  They learn trust, cohesion, self-accountability, and confidence unlike anything we’ve ever seen elsewhere.

IronTribe Cubs: Monday and Wednesday at 4:15PM.

IronTribe Lions(13-17)

The Lions prepares teens for all-around athleticism. They get stronger, faster, more powerful, and more flexible. They learn about performance nutrition, and get set up to be an ‘athlete for life,’ whether within CrossFit, another sport, or just a fitter adult.

Varsity also delivers valuable lessons about life: hard work, character, courage and overcoming adversity. Many call it “the sport for kids who don’t play sports,” because it’s also fun. John Ratey, author of Spark! and brain researcher at Harvard, referred to CrossFit Kids programs as ‘collaborative competition,’ because kids cheer for one another.

Our groups produce athletes – even youth athletes- that have a wide skillset; are excellent at everything without specializing at a particular sport; and enjoy movement for its own sake.  In an inclusive atmosphere, workouts are ‘scaled’: kids and teens do challenges that are appropriate for their current level and age.  They participate as a group of individuals.  They learn trust, cohesion, self-accountability, and confidence unlike anything we’ve ever seen elsewhere.

IronTribe Lions: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 4:15PM.

Learn More About Our Youth Programs

Contact Coach Vern Hatton at 217-273-1568 or Vern.Hatton@SharpIronAthletics.com

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We have 1:1 personal training available for youth. If this is something you want to learn more about, schedule a No-Sweat Intro here. You and Coach Hatton can sit down and talk about your child’s goals.

Our Kids and Teen classes are taught by professional and experienced coaches. All coaches that will be working with your children are certified trainers, hold CPR/AED certifications, and have been rigorously screened to make sure that your children are safe and enjoy the best experience possible. We’re confident that you will like the coaches as much as your kids do!

YOUR BEST LIFE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

It will take work. It will take determination. But you have what it takes and we have the training and the coaches to help get you there. Start your journey today!

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE NO-SWEAT INTRO!