The 2021-2022 Great Kindness Challenge

President Arlo Pew Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing

Because Kindness Matters The Great Kindness Challenge is proudly presented by Kids for Peace, a global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Kids for Peace was co-founded in 2006 by Danielle Gram, a high school honors student and Jill McManigal, a mother and former elementary school teacher. What started organically as a neighborhood group of kids wanting to make our world a better …

How Social Media and Technology Can Improve Your PE Program and Instruction

Anne Knight, Best Practices Chair Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing

Th‌urs‌day, J‌anua‌ry 1‌3, 5:‌00‌pm – 6‌:00p‌m CS‌T Join our speakers for a PE Huddle that will bring a fresh look and perspective to our profession. Tom and Guy will discuss how social media and technology can improve your instruction, help you develop advocacy campaigns, and create videos that can serve as homework. Beyond the gym, social media and technology offer …

FootGolf Workshop

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing

FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf.  Arizona Health and Physical Education invites you to join us for an afternoon of family fun and …

Post-Thanksgiving Workouts

President Arlo Pew Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, President's Message, Public Relations/Marketing

Post-Thanksgiving Workouts Lying around after a big meal will only make you feel worse, so be sure to at least take a quick walk or kick a ball around with your kids. Even light physical activity can help with digestion. Doing any of these things after your meal or the next day will help you feel good and balance out …

2021 Arizona Award Winners

Awards Committee Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Awards, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, State Convention

President Jennifer Houston and the entire Arizona Health and Physical Education Board of Directors would like to announce the 2021 Arizona Award Winners. These rock stars of our profession will be recognized and honored on Tuesday, November 2, at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Along with our 2021 Awardees, Arizona Health and Physical Education will also honor the 2020 Awardees …

Free Offsite Workshop for State Convention Participants

Past-President Jennifer Houston Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, State Convention

Sun Devil Fitness Complex Thursday, November 4th, 8:00 am – 9:00 am SFDC  is within walking distance of the South Convention Center. The suggestion is to park at the Convention Center. Participation is free with paid convention registration. Workshop Description Pre-adolescent and adolescent children are not small adults. Children are at various levels of physical and psychological development. The physical …

President’s Message

Past-President Jennifer Houston Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Awards, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, President's Message, Public Relations/Marketing, State Convention

Greetings all Arizona Health and Physical Education members, I know by now everyone is back in school and hopefully has been able to find a rhythm. I know for me things are slowly starting to settle down, but who knows what the next few months will bring. I know!!! CONVENTION!!! The AzHPE convention team has been hard at work preparing …

NFL FLAG-In-Schools Coach of the Year

Partnership Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing

In the wake of COVID-related school disruptions, this is a critical time for teachers and coaches to be engaging youth in physical activity. That’s why NFL FLAG-In-Schools is asking for you to take action and help shine a spotlight on amazing coaches, PE teachers and instructors who go above and beyond every day to inspire, empower and equip students to …

Physical Activity Recommendations for Children and Adolescents: More Important Than Ever

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to society – including limiting the opportunities children and adolescents have to be physically educated and active in schools, at home, and in communities. We have yet to understand the full impact of COVID-19 related school closures, cancellations of youth sports and other after-school and community-based physical activities on children and adolescents’ …