indiegogo – La Sierra High PE

The goal is to make a documentary about an incredible PE program. To inspire schools to improve the quality of Physical Education.

In 1957 there was no PE program more impressive than the one at La Sierra High. Their results were so amazing that the program captured the attention of President John F. Kennedy, who announced his famous challenge for America to make a “Great National Effort” to become physically fit. Excitement surrounded La Sierra’s PE curriculum. Eventually over 4,000 schools across the nation followed this program.

…until PE programs were subject to budget CUTS and Kennedy’s goal for physical fitness for our children was virtually forgotten. …

indiegogo

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… The rate of obesity among children and adolescents in the United States has nearly tripled between the early 1980s and 2000. It has however not changed significantly between 2000 and 2006 with the most recent statistics showing a level just over 17 percent. …

related – A flood in 2014 shut down the school gym.

South African Schools competition

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Reebok CHECKLIGHT – head impact indicator

I don’t believe this is any kind of solution, but perhaps it’s a step in the right direction. Education. Awareness.

A reason for a trainer or coach to decide not to put an injured athlete back in the game.

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Reebok CHECKLIGHT™ is a device that is worn on the head during sports and fitness activities with or without a helmet. It will indicate when the device has sustained an impact above a certain threshold. The device is made up of three parts: 1) an electronic unit, 2) a skullcap and 3) a power cord to recharge the battery. Reebok CHECKLIGHT™ uses LEDs to indicate various functions of the device. The Green blinking light indicates that the unit is on and functioning. A Yellow or Red blinking light indicates that the CHECKLIGHT™ device has received a moderate (yellow) or more severe (red) impact. An Amber (dark yellow) blinking light indicates that the battery needs to be recharged.

reebok.com/us/content/checklight

new school Gymnastics Team

Good news for competitive school gymnastics in Georgia.

web1_Terri_Dunson_t300… the Henry County School Board that gave the county the green light to add either lacrosse or gymnastics to the roster of athletic offerings, Ola (High School), along with most of the county’s other schools, elected to add gymnastics. …

Denson said that every newly participating team from Henry County has worked out deals with private gyms

Ola’s Terri Denson is excited about Mustangs first gymnastics team

school credit for sport

… The Nova Scotia government has approved eight new organizations to the Personal Development Credit, which allows high school students to earn either a half or full credit for their involvement in activities outside school. …

Gymnastics Nova Scotia, Italian Language School, Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation, Cadance Academy in New Minas, Lifesaving Society of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association, Nova Scotia Scouts Canada and Skate Canada Nova Scotia have been added to the list, bringing the total number of organizations involved in the program from four to 12.

“We realty wanted to make a credit available to recognize the work they do outside of school is recognized as part of their education,” says Jennex. …

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Smart.

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(via Trip Lewis on Facebook)

why girls should do sport

Thanks Sports Girls Play.

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school, community KID FITNESS

The word “Gymnastics” scares away some people.

Some feel it’s too physically challenging. Too dangerous.

Carrie Spender is a community gymnastics expert from Washington State. Tumbl Trak’s adopted and expanded upon her Community based Kid Fitness program.

It’s designed to work for EVERY child.

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Forward that link to your Rec and Preschool leaders.

(via Rec Gymnastics)