Monthly Heart Message for February

Partnership Membership, Partnerships, Public Relations

Monthly Heart Message for February February may be the shortest month of the year, but it is full of fun filled holidays and observances – Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and more! And of course February is American Heart Month! It is an exciting time at the American Heart Association! We realize that you are most likely in full …

The 32nd National Girls & Women in Sports Day kicks off Feb. 7

Public Relations News & Events

ATHLETES SHARE PERSONAL STORIES IN SUPPORT OF NGWSD “I acquired so many life skills through tennis.  I learned teamwork, goal setting, dedication, time management, perseverance, and resilience.  And because of tennis, I now have an amazing platform to advocate for equal access and to inspire young girls from all backgrounds to participate.”–Sloane Stephens, on the importance of the 2018 theme, …

Arizona’s 17th Adapted Physical Education Conference Schedule- February 15, 2018

Adapted Physical Education Adapted Physical Education, Best Practices, Future Professionals, News & Events, Public Relations

7:30- 8:30                Registration and Breakfast-Atrium at Ability 360 8:30- 9:00                (Gym) Kick it up a Notch!  –  Presented by Danielle O’Reilly and Stephanie DiPiazza 9:10- 10:00              (Conference Room) Community Adaptive Sports Organizations  –   Presented by Tim Binning (Gym) Modified Tennis  –  Presented by Jill Christiansen and Jackie Marxx 10:10- 11:50          (Conference Room) Keynote Presentation- Inclusion in PE in the US and Around the …

Need some ideas to celebrate Super Bowl week?

Matt Mixer, Executive Director News & Events

Fuel Up to Play 60 style! We’ve got your blindside! Try running some of these ideas past your student team: Have your student team create a half time show for an assembly Contest: ask students to  create a Super Bowl commercial related to nutrition/physical activity facts.  Air the winners on announcements/school TV/website/Twitter, etc. Healthy Tailgate party Interview students on the announcements as “athletes” about how they …

How to Make Afterschool Health and Wellness Resolutions a Reality

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Afterschool Alliance January 18, 2018 At the beginning of each year, most of us set personal goals that we would like to accomplish. Although the list of New Year’s resolutions varies from person to person, eating better and exercising more are two of the most popular resolutions we make. As we start the year, let’s not only resolve to make …

NFL FLAG-In-Schools Curriculum Comes to Life with New Easy-to-Use Online Training Modules

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals, News & Events

The NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 have teamed with SHAPE America to develop a new NFL FLAG-In-Schools online training course for health and physical educators. Designed for use in grades 3-8, these activities align with SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education (PE), and are easy to integrate into existing PE …

What Is Physical Literacy And Why Does It Matter?

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals

What Is Physical Literacy And Why Does It Matter? BY TED TEMERTZOGLOU, @LIFEISATHLETIC Physical literacy is no different than other aspects of literacy. Kids aren’t born physically literate—just like they aren’t born knowing how to read or count. As a parent myself, I know you’re likely familiar with the terms “literacy” and “numeracy”. School boards across Canada have prioritized literacy and …

Moonlight Golf T-shirts Available

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices, News & Events, Public Relations

Moonlight Golf to benefit Future Professionals in Health and Physical Education throughout Arizona  took place on Sunday , January 14 in Gilbert. T-shirts are still available. The cost is $15 and this year’s shirt is a soft cotton premium blend that is comfortable for both men and women. Shipping charges will be added. Please visit (Click Here) to place your order.

Direct Instruction Matters for all Children

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices

Evaluation of a direct-instruction intervention to improve movement and pre-literacy skills among young children: A within-subject repeated measures design Chloe Bedard1*, Emily Bremer2, Wenonah Campbell3 and John Cairney1, 2, 4 1Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University, Canada 2Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Canada 3School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Canada 4Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Canada …