Sports For Learning operates while your teachers are engaging in PLC/ PD time. We give schools and Districts the ability to select and plan their own customized PLC release schedules for the school year. This eliminates the need for substitute teachers and lesson plans and maximizes the amount of PLC time you can offer your teachers. It also gives the students the novel experience of spending time with our college coaches while playing sports.
Typically, a Principal releases one grade level at a time for a full school day. SFL supplies the appropriate number of staff so that each class can have their own SFL coach. Our coaches implement the SFL curriculum two or three times over the course of the day depending on how many grade levels are released.
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The groups of students are placed on a roster so that both our coaches and the school staff are aware of the rotations.
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We recruit the required number of coaches from local universities. Once coaches have completed their background checks and training, they are assigned to your school for the duration of the program.
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Our coaches arrive each day and check in with the front office before proceeding to the field to pick up their first group of students.
Throughout the course of the program our Account Manager and his/her support staff are on hand to answer any questions you might have.
“We have had really poor attendance at our school. With Sports for Learning, students are now coming to school and are excited.”
“Since introducing the lunchtime program, disciplinary referrals decreased by 79 percent. Frank West Elementary has logged just three referrals this year…nobody has been suspended.”
“The program was absolutely amazing! The coaches were so easy to work with, very approachable and the kids loved working with them. The coaches made sports easy to understand and encouraged the kids to become active outdoors.”
For the school site, it was a huge benefit to our behavior management (PBIS) in that it provided structured and supervised activities for our at-risk students.”
“Our students enjoy the coaching they receive during their rotations. SFL allows us to provide released time to our teachers for collaboration, and as a result, our student’s academic skills are improving as well as their grades”
“We have seen a huge increase in not only our attendance rate, but also in our academics. The programs provides behaviorincentives. Our students are learning STEM activities as well as doing soccer!”
- Additional time for teachers to learn and on-board new curriculum
- Improved Teacher Satisfaction
- An improved school climate that supports social and emotional learning
- ASSESS: Students meet mandatory PE minutes requirements
Sample Daily Schedule (per school)
|Coach 1||Kindergarten A||1st Grade – Class B||2nd Grade – Class C||3rd Grade – Class D||5th Grade – Class A|
|Coach 2||Kindergarten B||1st Grade – Class C||2nd Grade – Class D||4th Grade – Class A||5th Grade – Class B|
|Coach 3||Kindergarten C||1st Grade – Class D||3rd Grade – Class A||4th Grade – Class B||5th Grade – Class C|
|Coach 4||Kindergarten D||2nd Grade – Class A||3rd Grade – Class B||4th Grade – Class C|
5th Grade – Class D
|Coach 5||1st Grade – Class A||2nd Grade – Class B||3rd Grade – Class C||4th Grade – Class D|
5th Grade – Class E
Each class gets released for 1 hour, 1x per month for 9 months during the school year