Station Star Challenge Techniques and Testing Standards
Grades 2-6

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Pole Climb

Entry Level-1

  • Climb up so the student can touch the top red with both hands
  • Come down medium to slow - no slides or drops

Middle Level-2

  • Put a piece of masking tape approximately 12" up on pole
  • Climb once to the top read, come down med-slow
  • Touch one foot to the tape, not the ground
  • Go back up and touch red and come down med-slow

High Level-3

  • Do four trips with the tape on

Horizontal Ladder

Entry Level-1

  • Reps-1 up & 1 down
  • Start at the high end. Go down both hands touching each bar. Turn without touching ground. Come back up. Must climb off (not jump)

Middle Level-2

  • Same as Entry Level except they turn at the top when they finish one (feet can't push off on this turn) and they do another one
  • 2 total trips

High Level-3

  • Do three trips down and up (no feet touch around or push offs)

Sit Ups

Entry Level-1

  • 20 continuous reps. Up-touch – down. Pace = 1 sit up every 2-3 seconds (approximately)
  • Reps to be in proper PFA form. Knees bent, elbow touch thighs, hands on shoulders. Not fast and bouncy
    Back flat on bench

Middle Level-2

  • 40 up-touch-down sit ups
  • Pace = 1 sit up every 2-3 seconds (approximately)
 

High Level-3

  • 60 proper sit ups at the same pace

Step Ups

Entry Level-1

(Low steps are OK and probably best to use.)

  • 40 proper steps in approximately 1:45 or faster. Continuous stepping once they start
  • Kids do an up-up down-down pattern. Feet must plant solidly on steps. No tip-toe push off type steps.

Middle Level-2

  • 60 proper steps in approximately 2:40 or less

High Level-3

  • 80 steps in 4:00 or under
  • 40 high steps in 1:45 or less

PULL UP BARS

Entry Level-1

Regular pull up

  • 2-complete pull ups
  • Hands forward. Start from a full hang …OR,

Modified pull up

  • 30 Continuous reps
  • Straight body
    Hands forward
    Body touches bar
    Complete arm extension.
    Both feet completely on far side of bar.

Middle Level-2

Regular pull ups

  • 4 complete pull ups, OR,

Modified pull ups

  • 50 continuous pull ups

High Level-3

  • 6 regular pull ups

Parallel Bar

Entry Level-1

  • 1 repetition.
  • Start at high end, walk down on hands. Do a controlled leap off at the low end so both feet land at the same time beyond the 2 end posts.

Middle Level-2

  • 2 total trips
  • Do one, then walk back around at a med-pace and jump up and do another

High Level-3

  • Do 4 walks down, coming back each time at a medium walk

Vault Bar

Entry Level-1

  • 12 clean jumps
    Both feet landing at the same time. No bar touching other than hands
  • All 12 jumps must be completed in approximately 30 seconds or less

Middle Level-2

  • 24 clean jumps in 60 seconds or less

High Level-3

  • 36 clean jumps in 90 seconds or less

PFA STATION STAR CHALLENGE-NUMBERS ADDED TO ASSIST STUDENTS WITH LEVELS

UPPER GRADES -LAMENTATED COPIES (HELD TOGETHER ON A RING AND PLACED AT EACH STATION) OF STATION STAR CHALLENGE