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ADAPT Youth Award

  • Central Hill Park 79 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

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Age 11-15 Years

The Youth Award is the next stage of development for young parkour practitioners and a recognition of their progress in training.

The focus of this Award is for the student to be able to move at a good level, demonstrating basic skills such as jumps, rolls, arm jumps, vaults, tic-tacs, balance, etc., while also showing combinations of these movements to produce basic fluidity over terrain and the ability to adapt to new challenges. This Award also begins introducing the concepts of physical fitness and development as a significant aspect of healthy, progressive training.

We recommend young practitioners attend the Youth Award training day more than once so as to demonstrate continued progress in their training and bridge towards attempting the Young Traceur Award.



The Youth Award teaches participants about:

  1. Training - The importance of progressive, gradual training and practice for long-term health and improvement

  2. Fitness - The importance of holistic fitness training for movement health, strength and longevity

  3. Creativity - Expressing individuality and creativity through movement



  • Attend the Youth Award Training Day

  • Verbal Assessment: The candidate will be asked a series of questions on the purpose of parkour movements, personal motivations, etc., to demonstrate a general understanding of the core concepts of parkour and a positive approach to training and practice

  • Parkour Competence Assessment: This assessment happens as part of a group of candidates and requires the practitioner to demonstrate initial competence in utilising the foundational movements in a given space and to the assessor’s satisfaction. The assessment also enables the practitioner to express creativity in movement with an individual 1-2 minute demonstration of free-form parkour.



One Day Training Course (1pm - 5pm)



  • Certificate of Completion awarded at the end of the course

  • Event T-Shirt awarded during the course




Earlier Event: June 23
American Rendezvous
Later Event: August 5
Boston Challenge Day