Kids of STEEL Teams
Anyone can start a team, and it’s free to join! Coaches will guide their team through the training program, which ends with a P3R event, making Kids of STEEL unique. Teams can include kids anywhere, from a physical education class to an afterschool program or community organization: Kids of STEEL is flexible enough to fit your community’s needs and bring a fun, structured fitness program into a variety of environments.
Kids of STEEL can run at P3R family-friendly events! Our biggest event is the Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events.
How do I start a Kids of STEEL Team?
If there is not an active Kids of STEEL in your community, you can take the lead by completing the following interest form and our youth programming team will follow up with you.
What if I don’t have a lot of running or coaching experience?
Keep reading! You got this.
What support does the Kids of STEEL programming team provide to sites and coordinators?
The P3R youth programming team is here to support you along every step of the way! We provide:
- Kids of STEEL mileage log for you to distribute
- Program curriculum guides with 30 sample sessions plus dozens physical-activity based games to choose from
- Program fliers to share by print, digitally or on social media
- Kick-off assemblies for your site
- Opportunities to schedule P3R youth programming staff to help you lead a special practice or family fitness event
- Program finisher prizes
- An online registration system for coaches to view team rosters
- Resource library (Coming Soon!)
- Program grant opportunities: for physical education supplies or race day transportation
- Five free race registrations for you to best meet the needs of your site
And to say thank you for being a coach, we offer you:
- Two free race registrations for kids/family members, for each Kids of STEEL coach
- Coach shirt
- One free P3R race registration (Marathon, Half Marathon in May or EQT 10 Miler in November) for each Kids of STEEL Coach
How can the Kids of STEEL program be implemented?
The Kids of STEEL program can be implemented in a number of ways.
- Within a school setting: a before or after school program, as part of the school day, a PTO/PTA sponsored virtual activity.
- Within a partner nonprofit or community program at a weekend or after school program site.
If I am a Physical Education teacher at a school, can I incorporate the Kids of STEEL curriculum into my physical education curriculum that I deliver to students?
Yes! Many physical education teachers incorporate the Kids of STEEL curriculum into school fitness initiatives. The tangible goal of crossing the finish line at the Kids Marathon keeps kids moving in their classes with you.