The Curriculum

A Strategic Approach

Sports For Learning creates programs for children that integrate STEM, PBIS and Soccer. Our STEM & Soccer programs increase and encourage physical activity (aligned with public school physical activity standards), incentivize attendance, introduce new skills, and build character. As a company, we value “fun” as an important aspect of learning. Through play and learning we create memorable experiences and instill the values of academics, sports and teamwork.

Our programs have been developed in collaboration with experts in STEM, Next Generation Science Standards, and the PBIS disciplinary framework.

Further, we regularly conduct surveys through a research firm to measure outcomes and impact of our STEM+ athletics programming, allowing us to maintain strict quality control while continuing to refine our methodology.

the winning combination

    Our programs encourage learning through play and fun. Our coaches undergo intensive training and provide structure, leadership and effective STEM learning using such teaching elements as storyline, curiosity questions, trigger words and assessment.

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

    Sports For Learning’s approach is based on appreciation for the values instilled through sport. PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)–is an effective disciplinary framework that uses positive reinforcements to support students socially, emotionally, and academically. It is integral to providing kids an environment where they don’t want to misbehave.

    Through our implementation of this framework, our coaches have been able to decrease disciplinary referrals in some districts by up to 79%.

    “The result of the programs throughout the school has been a decrease in disciplinary issues and an increase in attendance…In the short time the program has been in use, the combination of the extended learning time and soccer has changed the overall mood at lunch time.

    Assistant Principal James Barnett, Alvin Elementary

    Sports For Learning’s curriculum-based games include specific school values and behavior goals. We work with each school and district to ensure our activities incorporate the school’s PBIS framework by:

    Students will learn fun soccer skills.

    At most of the schools where Sports For Learning operates, soccer is the most popular sport. Students will:

    Play fun games at every session. Our games are age-appropriate, inclusive and fun.
    Learn the techniques of how to pass, dribble and shoot. This will set them up for soccer success.
    Play in awesome World Cup scrimmages where teams are named from different countries around the world.