BOKS is a FREE physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement

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Our Hockomock Area YMCA has enjoyed an amazing partnership with BOKS, benefiting hundreds of school-aged children in the 15 area communities we are so proud to serve. BOKS has provided our teachers with innovative training and support to help implement the physical education curriculum. Children are the beneficiaries of this great program! They are learning that physical education can be fun, interactive and help shape a healthy futures.

Kim Jennings

Association Director of Childcare Services @ Hockomock Area YMCA

Curriculum Offerings

Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness

This 12-week curriculum focuses on getting elementary kids moving while developing a functional fitness skill of the week (ex. squat, push up, plank). Each class includes a free play period, warm up, skill, running related activities, class game, and short nutritional talk.

Fundamental Movement

Fundamental Movement

This 12-week curriculum focuses on developing basic fundamental movement skills (kicking, catching, throwing, striking) and fitness principles (strength, endurance, coordination) through fun activities and games suitable for K-8 students and includes an age-specific nutrition component.

Middle School

Middle School

Targeted at older students, this curriculum “hides” functional fitness skills and concepts within games, relays, and obstacle courses. By combining traditional playground games, typical ball sports and fast paced relay races and obstacle courses, BOKS provides the moderate to vigorous physical activity programming.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The curriculum keeps young kids (aged 2-5) active throughout their day as well as teaches them about healthy eating habits. The early childhood curriculum provides younger children a safe, fun environment to practice skills through play, while building confidence and developing lifelong healthy habits.

BOKS Bursts

BOKS Bursts

BOKS Bursts are short 1 to 10 minute in-classroom physical activities created to help kids stay active throughout the school day, energizing their brains for enhanced learning. All Bursts, whether individual, partner, or team focused, are designed with a classroom setting in mind and can be performed with minimal space.

Yoga and Mindfulness

Yoga and Mindfulness

BOKS and Tara Stiles (founder of STRALA Yoga) teamed up to create fun and easy yoga and mindfulness activities. Designed to activate the body’s relaxation response by breathing deep, matching your breath and body together, and moving your whole body in harmony with itself, these activities are perfect for students of all ages.

Play of the Day

BOKS Bridge

10/19/18

BOKS Bridge

Format: Partner activity, have each kid pick their own Materials: None Set up: Partner A gets into a plank position - Partner B is standing up Objective: To jump and crawl - practice different levels of movement Details:  Partner A gets into a little ball on the ground and Partner B is standing up Partner [...] Read More

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