The four main goals of this programming at Project
Fit America schools:
To improve/champion overall body fitness
for the general student population as well as the more athletic
sports oriented students.
To engage, empower and enthuse the
student population with a sense of pride and quest toward their
own personal fitness development.
To give the Physical Education staff
tools for teaching, inspiring and assessing total body fitness. Thereby
discovering trends and eventually adapting programming to meet
the fitness shortcomings and/or challenges of their students.
To create and supply insightful, valid
broad statistical base of student fitness information.
The key stages to Chart and Challenge programming
are the entry and mid levels (Silver and Bronze).
These are the prime levels to be run and can easily be done
in PE class and lead up to the national Gold & Kong Levels.
We recommend Kong and Gold tryouts should be done outside normal
PE time to make this a beyond PE activity. We recommend you
post and promote the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Kong scores for
each challenge activity on a wall that is highly visible. Students,
parents and administration will like and appreciate the showcase
and you will find motivation in their feedback from this positive
P. R.! When starting a Chart and Challenge be sure to take
into consideration the following:
Time, class size, scheduling, and if the weather may limit
implementation of various challenges. If any level must be
skipped, SKIP Gold and then let any student who made Silver
level try for Kong or above.
Your students that make KONG level can
then try out for TOP
your school. Certificate Download
TOP KONG is a fitness challenge wherein the student
is allowed to do unlimited repetitions of the activity until they
are exhausted. TOP KONG must be measured/observed
by the PE teacher! There can only be ONE TOP
KONG student per activity. The students who perform the
most repetitions per activity become the TOP KONG KIDS of
your school. Teachers submit their TOP KONG
KIDS to PFA and we will make special certificates for
those students or you may download Top Kong Kid
We will then compare all the TOP KONG
to us to determine National KONG ELITE (certificate
download). This refers to the super high
level of all the TOP KONG student performances.
Schools submit their TOP KONG KIDS and KONG ELITE student scores
to PFA at the end of each semester along with their pre and
post testing and other chart and challenge data. PFA
compares all TOP KONG KID submissions to determine which students
become the national record holders (one student per PFA station),
for the entire country.
This is a very small percentage of the hundreds and thousand
of kids in Project Fit America schools across the nation. These
kids meet with their PE teacher to try out for National
Kong Elite. They do as many of a particular fitness activity
until they can do no more. This challenge is NEVER timed. This
is why these kids are the KONG
fitness accomplishments are extraordinary! If you have a student(s)
who want to try for Kong Elite, go for it! The other students
will rally and cheer on this student's triumphs!
If your school is a sponsored Project Fit America
site we provide certificates and ribbons, at no charge
whatsoever, to support your Chart and Challenge activities.
If you are running programming we will keep you in supplies!
There is a generic certificate that is used for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
We also have certificates
for your "Top Kong Kid" at
your school (download here). PFA makes special "Kong
Elite" certificate if a national record is broken and/or
tied. These students also receive recognition on our website.
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