Learn how to successfully incorporate the "Sport of Bicycling" as a secondary Physical Education Unit.
The approach is like a diamond with many facets - when brought together it creates a bright gem. The facets of bicycling as a sport are as diverse as the roadways cyclists travel.
Bicycling is a perfect no-impact, cross-training sport, that can be a lifetime recreational lifestyle activity. It can offer the child rite of passage and greatly expand their geographic reach and cross-cultural interfaces.
The new teen “fixie” bicycle culture spreading throughout the United States can be used as the “gem” of cycling to get them engaged in a healthy lifetime sport.
Programmatic safety elements or facets should be inclusive in all the bicycle programs. The different facets; workshop, skills, drills, and racing, are reflected in Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES).
Successful secondary bicycle programs share a common message - “have fun & be safe.”
Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES) offers School Cycling Instructor certification via online training and clinics. YES is also a bicycle vendor for schools needing custom designed bicycles (age appropriate for elementary, middle and high school) and equipment (tires, wheels, helmets, racks).
Our goal is to encourage youth to incorporate a very natural, low impact form of exercise into their daily activities. We also want to demonstrate that cycling is a competitive sport and a practical form of transportation.
Riding a bicycle introduces a healthy lifestyle that can not only reduce obesity, but the number of bicycle riders killed, disabled or injured in vehicle collisions. These goals are achieved by teaching best practices and age appropriate skill building skills, drills and competition.
YES has trained and certified School Cycling Instructors (SCI) to provide Professional Development for physical education teachers, and helped establish physical education bicycle Units at schools.
YES has nationally recognized and award winning programs that schools can incorporate into their physical education classes. An SCI then encourages them to make the program their own by starting school cycling clubs or teams. This ensures program sustainability. After professional development, the physical education teachers receive certification as School Cycling Instructors.
YES programs inspire educational institutions to introduce bicycling in grades 1 – 12, where it becomes a viable sport and healthy competition included as a regular physical educational unit. Anytime a life-sport is introduced to youth, they gain a lifetime gift of health and relaxation.
What happens when League Cycling Instructors, School Teachers, National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) Coaches and Coaches get together in a classroom? They learn the concept of bringing their passion to school P.E. classes as a regular program.
YES, Inc. offered a School Cycling Instructor Training Workshop Level 4 for 18 eager cycling experts. All participants had experience as USA Cycling Coaches and League Cycling Instructors.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a 1.36 million dollar grant to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Los Angeles City Bicycle Coalition and Youth Education Sports, Inc. This grant will provide professional safe cycling skills training to LAUSD middle school Physical Education teachers, who will then teach cycling as a standard P.E. curriculum.