SFL In the News

27
Nov

SFL In the News: Soccer Games Teach Science and Math; Good Behavior to Boot

At the sound of a whistle, four teams of kids raced across a grassy field at Frank West Elementary School Thursday, dribbling soccer balls to a cone at the far end of the field. Crowds of screaming and shouting kids cheered on their teammates as they tore down the field in the torch-pass style warm-up, except on this day, the

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27
Nov

SFL In the News: Program mixes soccer, science lessons

A program mixing soccer skill drills and science and math lessons used by several Riverside County school districts has helped to reduce lunchtime conflicts, Inland officials say, mirroring a trend seen in Bakersfield schools. “What we offer is an innovative and engaging way for kids to learn about key science topics while also having fun and keeping active,” said Nick

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26
Nov

SFL In the News: Play Ball, Learn STEM

From the Santa Maria Times: Every day before lunch, students at Alvin Elementary School wait to get the most anticipated news of the day: whether soccer will be on the menu. “It’s so fun and adventurous,” said fourth-grader Anzoni Mendoza, 9. Little do many of the students know, however, the sport is not just an exciting part of recess, but

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25
Nov

SFL In the News: Students Get a Kick Out of STEM

REGION — Several times a week, coaches hit the field at three North County elementary schools to provide lunch and after-school programs. The catch, or the kick, is the coaches use soccer as a tool to reinforce STEM (Science, Techonology, Engineering and Math) on the field. The soccer-based education program is the brainchild of Nick Telford, an Irishman who grew

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