NEW BOZEMAN CLASS!
Public class begins 10/27!

About Us

Our Mission

Performance Kids is dedicated to encouraging physical activity among school-aged children through fun, engaging, non-competitive, educational lessons. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle that will include positive choices and encourage children to participate in physical activity for a lifetime. Children participate in 30 or 60 minute classes that incorporate sport skill development, fitness activities and nutrition. Performance Kids is taught by licensed physical education teachers from accredited university programs. Using best practices, our teachers implement research based curriculum in order to create an effective and engaging learning environment for your children. Our program is designed around a curricular skill themed model. Each lesson will focus on the development of locomotor skills, manipulative skills, and non-manipulative skills. Skill themes are fundamental movements that are later combined and utilized in physical activity settings. Our goal is to introduce children to skill themes that they can later enjoy while participating in sport and fitness activities. The skill theme curricular model introduces children to traveling, chasing, fleeing, kicking, punting, throwing, catching, volleying, dribbling, striking with rackets, striking with bats, striking with hockey sticks and more.

Our Team

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Becca Johnson

Founder/Owner

Becca Johnson is a third generation physical education teacher who’s passion for teaching began at an early age. Becca spent most of her childhood in athletic arena’s watching her mom teach physical education while observing both her parents coach sports at many levels. Her athletic success earned her a scholarship to play volleyball at Montana State University where she earned a B.S. in Physical Education. After teaching physical education and health for five years in Colorado’s Cherry Creek School District, Becca returned to Montana to begin graduate school with an emphasis on researching physical activity levels of preschool aged children. She earned her M.S. in Health Promotion from Montana State University in 2012. While conducting her research, Becca quickly realized the need for a distinctive physical education program taught by licensed professionals for preschool aged children. In 2009 she wrote and designed an evidence-based and structured physical education curriculum for a newly launched business she called Performance Kids. The first Performance Kids class was held in Bozeman, Montana in September of 2009. What started with ten kids has now grown to serve over 120 children in the Gallatin Valley per week. Becca is an active member of AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance) and has been published in Update Plus, an online publication for AAHPERD members. Becca has been asked to present Performance Kids methods and research at the Northwest District annual convention for AAHPERD members this August. While Becca loves teaching children, she also has a passion for pedagogy and speaking to adults about creating effective learning environments for children. She has served as guest speaker to the Bozeman Blitzz Soccer Academy, Bozeman Department of Parks and Recreation and ChildCare Connections. By continuing to design curriculum and train new instructors, Becca plans to expand Performance Kids to cities across the United States. Her goal is to instill a passion of movement and fitness in children so they will be encouraged and confident to maintain a lifestyle that includes physical activity, health and wellness. Becca currently lives in Bozeman, Montana with her husband and two children. If you are interested in learning more about Performance Kids, please contact Becca at becca.johnson@performance-kids.com or by cell at 406-600-3589.

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Kelli Erickson

 Director of Bozeman, MT

Kelli Erickson grew up loving sports and has played everything from basketball to volleyball. Kelli went to Montana State University and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Elementary Education. After college, Kelli and her husband moved to Denver where Kelli taught elementary education for Cherry Creek School District for ten years. While teaching, Kelli also earned her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Kelli currently lives in Bozeman, Montana with her husband and three daughters. In her free time, Kelli enjoys exercising, getting into the mountains and being with her friends and family. “I could not be more excited to have Kelli as the new Director of Performance Kids Bozeman!!  Kelli is THE PERFECT person to run this program.  Her experiences in the classroom as an elementary school teacher, her background in athletics, and her caring nature and desire to help kids create and embrace healthy living is exactly what Bozeman kids need.  I am so excited for the future of Performance Kids Bozeman with Kelli.  She brings the experience Bozeman kids need!”  – Becca Johnson, CEO and Founder  For additional questions and class information, please reach Kelli at kelli.erickson@performance-kids.com

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Jen Thomas

Director of Morgantown, WV

Jen grew up playing and watching a variety of sports. In high school, Jen dedicated herself to playing volleyball which earned her a scholarship to the University of West Alabama. In 2004, Jen graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education and began her teaching and coaching career. Jen has taught elementary school in Maryland, Texas, Louisiana, and West Virginia for the past 8 years. She also coached club volleyball for 5 years. Jen currently lives in Morgantown, WV with her husband Greg, and almost 1 year old son Brooks. Jen is beyond excited to bring Performance Kids to Morgantown, WV!“I could not be more excited to have Jen on the Performance Kids team! Jen is the perfect person to launch Performance Kids Morgantown! Her love for children, caring personality, passion for impacting health and wellness in children, and extensive background in teaching and education is the perfect fit for Performance Kids. I expect amazing things from Jen and look forward to watching Performance Kids Morgantown grow!” – Becca Johnson, founder.You can contact Jen by email at jennifer.zofchak@performance-kids.com

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Morgan Willger

Instructor

Bozeman, MT

Morgan is a licensed physical education and health teacher and has worked for Performance Kids for the past three years. Morgan is passionate about teaching and coaching and has participated in many youth basketball and football camps. He is an active member of the American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance. Morgan enjoys many outdoor sports such as mountain biking, trail running, and snowboarding. He is passionate about making a positive, lasting influence on the health of each child he is able to work with.“Morgan is one of the best teachers I have ever had the opportunity to mentor!  He is mature well beyond his years.  His ability to successfully teach and motivate children surpasses most veteran teachers.  Morgan is caring, enthusiastic, and bright.  He is an incredible asset to the Performance Kids Team!”  Becca Johnson – founder
 Bec Wolfe web photoBecca Wolf Instructor   Becca Wolf is a physical education teacher in Arizona! Becca loves being active and working with kids! She grew up competing in many different sports including swimming, tennis, volleyball, golf and an elite level of alpine ski racing.  Her future goals include teaching and finding fun and exciting ways to get kids living healthy and active lifestyles. During the winter, Becca is a PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) certified ski instructor and teaches ski lessons at Yellowstone Club and other ski resorts around Bozeman, MT.  Becca is an active member of AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance). She is excited to be part of the Performance Kids team and values learning from the amazing instructors while completing her degree.“Becca is an extraordinary student and individual!  I was blessed to have her as Director of Performance Kids Bozeman from 2014-2015.  Becca is an exceptional teacher with a very bright future ahead of her.  I feel fortunate to have her on the Performance Kids team!” – Becca Johnson, founder.