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Helping Montana Kids Move

Through School Activity Clubs

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About the Program

Fit Kids Club is a program of Montana's Big Sky State Games.

Fit Kids Club is a part of the Big Sky Fit Kids program. It includes a 2 month Fit Kids Challenge where teams track their physical activity and a Fit Kids Day.

Fit Kids Clubs meet before or after school with students participating in 90 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week.

30 Minutes
3X Per Week

45 Minutes
2X Per Week

Fit Kids Club Program runs from February 1 through April 1. If the Club wants to run longer they can.

There will be three $500 drawings. Club participants will also receive a $5 discount on their Big Sky Games Sport Entry Fee for certain sports.

READY

Planning

Expectations


The Fit Kids Clubs require that children participate in a total of 90 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week for 2 months, from Feb 1 through April 1.

  • This can take place before or after school
  • Can be in two 45-minute intervals or three 30-minute intervals each week
  • And must be in addition to recess and/or physical education class

Promote


Talk to your students about Fit Kids Club and invite them to participate. Include an invitation to participate in the school newsletter and make sure it’s mentioned in school announcements. Send students home with a note or two over the course of a couple weeks so parents know about the program. Let parents know what the program is, when it begins, what general expectations are, who they can contact for more information, and that you would love for their child to participate!

Waivers


Once parents and/or guardians decide that their child will participate, we recommend they sign and return a waiver/release of liability form to the school before their child can participate in any part of the program. Students should not participate in the program until a signed waiver is received. The waiver would be provided by the school.

SET

Establish

Activities


Start making plans about what activities your Club will be doing and where they’ll be doing them! You'll receive a program guide with activity ideas to help with this process.

Facilities


Confirm use of the facility or facilities that your Club will use for the duration of the program with all parties involved (e.g., the track, playground, and/or gymnasium).

Equipment


Have the proper equipment ready for the activities you have planned (e.g., jump ropes or balls).

Food and Drink


Ask students to bring a water bottle or make sure a water fountain is easily accessible. For morning sessions, encourage students to bring a small, healthy snack to enjoy after activity, before school begins. If snacks are encouraged, consider having snacks available for students who do not/cannot come with one.

Shoes and Clothing


Make sure students have appropriate clothing, such as shoes, shorts, and/or jackets. Scenarios to think about: Will you go outside if the weather is cold? Will you have students participate in the clothes they wear to school?

GO

Measuring

Logging Online


Each time your Fit Kids Club meets attendance should be logged. Your login credentials are setup during the application process which provides access your Fit Kids Club dashboard online. On your dashboard, your team’s weekly attendance, activity level and activities will be logged. This information should be logged at the end of each month. Tracking attendance is a key measurement piece of the program.

Physical Activity


Another measurement piece will be by way of physical activity. We want to know how your participants’ activity levels improved over the course of the program. An optional timed 400 meter dash from the first and last days of the program can offer a general idea as to how much overall fitness levels increased. All clubs with pre & post measurements will be entered in a drawing for $500.