German sports Badge: show your health!

Many people remember the school sports badge. However, even adults have many reasons to prove your health, and the sports badge is the perfect proof. Better health and slimmer figure: eat smarter and tell you why you have to do your sports badge!

Running, jumping, throwing: the sports badge celebrates its 100th birthday this year. On September 7, 1913, the first batch of 22 sports badges were issued in Berlin. And sports badges are still very popular today. More and more people – whether children, young people, adults or the elderly – are demonstrating their health and winning awards. There were 843890 athletes last year.

What is a sports badge?
Basic sports badge skills – strength, endurance, speed and coordination – were tested in four subject groups. You can choose your own subject for each group.

For endurance, it is: 3000m running, 10km running, 7.5km walking, 800m swimming or 20km cycling.
In terms of strength, these are: medicine ball throwing, shot put, stone throwing, standing long jump or instrumental gymnastics.
In terms of speed, these are: 100 meter running, 25 meter swimming, 200 meter cycling or gymnastics.
In terms of coordination, these are: high jump, long jump, catapult throwing, rope skipping or instrumental gymnastics.

The objectives of each discipline are staggered according to gender and age (starting from the age of 6) so that each age group can achieve them. Achievements are divided into “bronze”, “silver” or “gold”. Grading should also give untrained people the chance to win sports badges, and should also give healthy athletes the motivation to continuously improve their performance.

If you want to know how far you have to jump or throw to get a sports badge, you can view the detailed form here.
Where can I get a sports badge?
You can remove a sports badge from a sports club (you don’t have to be a member) or a sports badge Club – also in your region. Here is an overview.

Why should I do a sports badge?
Show your figure! Don’t worry, you don’t have to get a sports badge immediately. Many groups have been preparing for exams all summer. This gives you enough time for training in all disciplines. Huge side effect: weekly training burns a lot of calories. Those who win new awards every year spend the rest of their lives in sports. This can also affect health. For example, a study shows that just 90 minutes of exercise a week can prolong life by three years. In addition, regular exercise can prevent many diseases.

Teen sport badges work together, not alone: even if sport badges are personal achievements, training is done in a group. This brings us together and helps motivate each other to do our best.

Children and teenagers have their own badges. Tip: try making a sports badge with the whole family.