Have you ever had students tell you that they wished they could play their favorite sports for more than just 3 months a year? Sports seasons have been around for so long that we hardly think that not only could we do it differently, but there are even strong educational reasons why we should, at least, start having this conversation with our communities.
In this session we will discuss two main implications of the seasonal system:
-3 months (roughly) is not enough time for an enriching educational experience, especially if one of our main goals is for our students to develop life-long, consistent and sustainable habits in physical activity.
-In a time when as educators we have agreed that agency and student choice are capital for student engagement and success in the classroom, shouldn’t that be even more relevant in sports that students play in their own free time? (yes, it should)
Bring in your ideas, questions and concerns (for and against!) as we start working towards a sports model that puts student learning and student choice in the center. Aspects such as the dichotomy between teams and clubs, management of resources, or management of practice loads will also be addressed.
Job Role Applicability:
- Athletic Directors
- Physical Literacy
- Sports Education
- Student Voice
- Lower Elementary [Age 4 - 6]
- Upper Elementary [Age 8 - 10]
- Middle School [Age 11 - 13]
- High School [Age 14 - 17]