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.”
YES – Youth Educational Sports, specializes in not only bicycle sales (women, men, road, mountain, cruisers) and bike equipment (tires, wheels, helmets, racks), but bicycle instructor courses.
Need a durable and proper fitting bicycle for your daughter or son? Want to teach and encourage children and adults to be more secure on a bike? YES provides all the bikes, parts and instructor training resources you need!
The philosophy of Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES) is to make the “Sport of Bicycling” an active annual Physical Education Unit in secondary schools. This is achieved in part, through discounted bicycle sales, bicycle equipment, and instructional courses.
Our goals are to encourage youth to incorporate a very natural, low impact form of exercise into their daily activities. We also want to show cycling as a competitive sport and a practical form of transportation.
Riding a bicycle introduces a healthy life style, 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 School Cycling Instructors (SCI) to provide professional development for Physical Education Teachers, and help establish Physical Education Bicycle Units at secondary schools.
YES created nationally recognized and award winning programs available to schools to incorporate into the school physical education curriculum, making the programs their own by starting School Cycling Clubs/Teams. This ensures program sustainability.
To this sustainable end, YES has determined what bicycle equipment provides the best level playing field with the least amount of maintenance. This bicycle equipment is suitable for training and racing.
YES inspires educational institutions to introduce bicycling as a viable sport and healthy competition in their Physical Educational curriculum. Anytime a life-sport is introduced to youth, they gain a lifetime gift of health and relaxation.
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.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is seeking just under 1 million dollars in funding for student bicycles and cycling training. YES School Cycling Instructors (SCI) will train almost 100 Physical Educational Teachers at 30 intermediate schools in cycling techniques for regular school curricula. These Teachers will instruct a Physical Education Bicycle Unit using the YES-BLAST Vol. 1 curriculum.