USA Ninja Challenge™ has developed an obstacle course skills program that
incorporates basic skill sets from gymnastics, climbing, cross training and track & field.
Ninja Challenge is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 18. Many gymnastics gyms in New England are currently involved with this program, which creates competitive opportunities in NH, MA, CT, RI and VT. Everyone involved is very excited about the possibilities that this program holds.
The program is designed to meet the requirements of a full physical fitness program for today’s youth. We incorporate standard gymnastics apparatus including rings, bars, balance beams and tumbling surfaces. Other specialized ninja training equipment is also used, such as cargo nets, traverse walls, slack lines, ropes and ladders. Each portion of every obstacle course includes corresponding conditioning and flexibility stations. The desired result of this program is to improve children’s strength, flexibility and all-around athleticism.
Visit facebook.com/usaninjachallenge to see videos and pictures from training facilities and competitions.
Obstacle categories include:
Jumping – Ninja jumping includes box jumps, long jump, jumping over or onto obstacles, jumping from platform to platform and even from platforms to ropes and cargo nets!
Climbing – Kids involved in Ninja get to climb ropes, cargo nets, peg boards and rock walls.
Swinging – Swing sets have become a bit boring, so we’ve upped the game to swinging on gymnastics rings, ropes, hanging ladders, hanging nun chucks and parallel bars.
Traversing – There are a lot of things to traverse across in a Ninja gym: cargo nets, spotting blocks, rock walls, peg boards, ledges and chimney walls to name a few!
Balancing – Ninja programs work on balancing ninjas. These training activities include balance beams, slack lines and rolling barrels!
Floor Skills include running, block pushing, army crawl and vaulting.
In addition, Ninjas also learn gymnastics tumbling skills so they can look extremely cool while attacking obstacles!
Competitions, called Ninja Jams, are hosted at gyms around New England, culminating in a Regional Championship in June. Ninjas compete against their peers by age and skill level.
United Sports Academy is so proud and excited to be the very first gym in the state of Pennsylvania to officially adapt the USA Ninja Challenge program! For more information, pictures and videos on USA Ninja Challenge, please visit the official USA Ninja Challenge website at www.usaninjachallenge.com.
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