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Standards for National Gold and Kong Level Activities

About the National Student Showcase:
Bronze, Silver, Gold, Kong, Top Kong, and Kong Elite

NOTE: Each teacher sets his or her own Bronze and Silver levels.
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Horizontal Ladder Parallel Bar Station Sit ups
Horizontal Ladder Parallel Bar Station Sit Up Station
GOLD = 3 reps down and up (Rep = Start at high end and and go to low end, go back up.  No skipping or touching foot bars.) GOLD = 1X Down forward and backward once with no rests (feet cannot ever touch ground) GOLD = 60 at a consistent, steady pace
KONG = 4 reps down and up (Rep = Start at high end and go to low end, go back up.  No skipping or touching foot bars.) KONG = 2X Down forward and backward twice with no rests (feet cannot ever touch ground)
KONG = 70 at a consistent, steady pace. Please note: Place mat on sit up bench for student comfort during Kong Elite challenge.
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Step Up Station-
Low Step Position
Step Up Station-
High Step Position
Vault Bar Station
Step-Up statino Step Up Station Vault Bar
GOLD = Approximately 50 in 60 seconds, up-up- down-down steps at a consistent, steady pace GOLD = Approximately 25 in 60 seconds, up-up- down-down steps at a consistent, steady pace GOLD = 36 vault jumps at consistent, steady pace
KONG = Approximately 60 in 60 seconds, up-up- down-down steps at a consistent, steady pace KONG = Approximately 30 in 60 seconds, up-up- down-down steps at a consistent, steady pace KONG = 42 vault jumps at consistent, steady pace
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Pull Up Station Modified Pull Up Station Pacer Challenge -43 feet cadenced shuttle run
Pull Up Station Modified Pull-up Station Pacer wall chart
GOLD = 6 full Extension Pull Ups with chin above pull up maintaining a fairly consistent rhythm/pace. GOLD = 40 modified pull ups in 60 seconds GOLD= laps  85 or level 9
KONG = 8 full Extension Pull Ups with chin above pull up maintaining a fairly consistent rhythm/pace KONG = 50 modified pull ups in 60 seconds KONG = laps 125 or level 13
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Pacer Challenge - 48 feet cadenced shuttle run Pacer Challenge - 60 feet cadenced shuttle run Flex Arm Hang
Flex arm hang
GOLD = laps 75 or level 8 GOLD = Grades K-2 40 laps; Grades 3-5 70
GOLD = 1:00 minutes
KONG = laps 115 or level 12 KONG = Grades K-2 60; Grades 3-5 100 KONG = 1:30 minutes
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Sit and Reach 3-lb Weighted
Sports Hoop
1/4 Mile Run (K-1 only)
Sit and Reach Weighted Hoop 3 Girls with ribbons
GOLD = Girls K-5: 34 cm; Grades 6-8: 38 cm
Boys K-5: 31 cm; Grades 6-8: 35cm
GOLD = 3 minutes GOLD = Boys: 1:55 -- Girls: 2:00
KONG = Girls K-5:38 cm; Grades 6-8: 42 cm
Boys K-5: 35 cm; Grades 6-8: 39 cm
KONG = 4 minutes KONG = Boys: 1:45 -- Girls: 1:50
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1/2 Mile Run (Grades 2-3 only) Pole Climb
(instructions)
Rope Jump
(instructions)
Sit and Reach Pole Climb Jump Rope
GOLD = Boys: 4:50 -- Girls: 5:07 GOLD = 4 up and downs GOLD = Grades K-2 45 sec; grades 3-5 90 sec; grades 6-8 90 sec
KONG = Boys: 4:05 -- Girls: 4:20 KONG = 10 up and downs GOLD = Grades K-2 45 sec; grades 3-5 90 sec; grades 6-8 90 sec
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Push-ups
(Technique)
Mile Run Tennis Ball Challenge
Lesson Description
Tennis Ball Challenge
GOLD = 30
KONG = 50
mile run
Tennis Ball Challenge
GOLD = Grades K-1 5 balls; grades 2-5 7 balls; grades 6-8 9 balls
KONG = Grades K-1 6 balls; grades 2-5 10 balls; grades 6-8 12 balls

See charts below for BOYS and GIRLS
MILE RUN Standards

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BOYS
Mile Run
GIRLS
Mile Run
 
Age
Gold
Kong
6
12:36
10:15
7
11:40
9:22
8
11:05
8:48
9
10:30
8:31
10
9:48
7:57
11
9:20
7:32
12
8:40
7:11
13
8:06
8:50
14
7:44
6:26
15
7:30
6:20
Age
Gold
Kong
6
13.12
11:20
7
12:56
10:36
8
12:30
10:02
9
11:52
9:30
10
11:22
9:19
11
11:17
9:02
12
11:05
8:23
13
10:23
8:13
14
10:06
7:59
15
9:58
8:08
 
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POLE CLIMB: Place a piece of tape 12 inches from the bottom of pole. Students must climb up the pole using a hand-over-hand technique. They must use a hand-under-hand technique for coming down the pole, and must touch the tape mark before attempting to go up again. Feet cannot touch the ground in between climbs.

ROPE JUMP: Students will jump rope forward using a single rope without any misses for the stated GOLD/KONG amounts of time to qualify for PFA Gold and Kong. Students may use a single or double bounce style while jumping 2 feet to 2 feet.

PUSH-UP TECHNIQUE: Full push-ups, no bottom in air, arms 90 degree angle, legs & belly cannot touch the floor, perform to the push-up cadence (on Fitnessgram CD)

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