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Introduction to Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) – Traverse and Hangs

Topic:Applied & Health Sciences

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    24 Jul 2021 to 24 Jul 2021
  • Registration Period:

    13 Jun 2021 to 13 Jul 2021
  • Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,
    7 hours / 1 day
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Obstacles course training dates back to the Roman Empire and is still being used as an integral part of military training in different parts of the world we live in. This course provides safe, practical and scientific approaches to training and clearing traverse-type and hang-type obstacles in this physically and mentally demanding sport.

Course Objective

This course will introduce participants to traverse-type and hang-type obstacles and they will be trained on how to clear them.

Course Outline

a. Identify suitable techniques to overcome traverse and hang type obstacles
b. identify core muscles groups needed to overcome traverse and hang type obstacles
c. develop their personal training regime with bodyweight and/or strength training tools to improve their core stability and strength needed to clear these obstacles

● Module 1 - What is OCR 
Know the history & origins of OCR

● Module 2 - Different OCR discipline & Pathways
Understand the sport and its different disciplines

● Module 3C - Different Types of Obstacles – Transverse
Different traverse clearing techniques and their benefits
Practice traverse clearing techniques
Techniques to improve performance
Exercise planning
Final Practice

● Module 3D - Different Types of Obstacles – Hangs
Different hang clearing techniques and their benefits
Practice hang clearing techniques
Techniques to improve performance
Exercise planning
Final Practice

Participants are coached on practical tips of clearing different obstacles. Programme is jointly developed between Obstacle Course Racing Singapore & Singapore Polytechnic.

Topics to be covered:

1. Traverse techniques
2. Hang-type obstacle techniques

Minimum Requirements

Open to all levels of fitness. PAR-Q will be administered before the course. For those who are not able to overcome obstacles, tips, and strengthening exercises will be advised. Coaches will assess and recommend specific exercises as needed. A list of qualified coaches will also be provided to participants.

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Enthusiasts/Athlete; Sports Coach; OCR Coach; Ninja Coach

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $350.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $315.00 $8.40 $43.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $245.00 $8.40 $113.40
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $245.00 $8.40 $113.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $315.00 $8.40 $43.40
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $28.00 $378.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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