Start a cycling Physical Education Bicycle Unit using the YES-BIKE Vol. I. Curriculum. This 4 to 10 week curriculum satisfies the Common Core, National Standards and Every Student Succeeds Act requirements, which introduces:
Teachers are trained by School Cycling Instructors in sport appropriate physiology, kinesiology and skills building modules. They are ideal for introducing bicycling, a life sport, to their students. Teachers are encouraged to become certified School Cycling Instructor.
“Bicycling can be as big the sport as football, baseball or basketball in schools. In vision parents and student gathering in the football stadium to watch their school team compete against rival schools on bicycles. This is not a dream, but a reality soon to be discovered.” – Tana Ball, YES Founder
Professional Development training addresses specific content standards required by the Overarching Physical Education Standards, such as:
The School Coaching Instructors are required to maintain a current criminal background check, TB test, CPR and First Aid certification and are trained in the YES-BIKE Curriculum. YES-BIKE Program are implemented at several California schools.
The Pomona High School program was overseen by the Los Angeles County Health Department. The program at Delano High School in Delano and Cresenta Valley High School in La Cresenta-Montrose were well received by staff and students.
The “sport of bicycling” knowledge and training for learning and maintaining physical fitness strategies to improve health and applied to competition. School sites are perfect environments to conduct the YES-BIKE programs because they are conducted on-site.
The Physical Education Chair at Delano High School said it best:
“That was an amazing week for the kids who did the activity and for onlookers who passed by and saw the participants in the activity. Many have asked if the program is coming back next year and hopefully hope that you contact the Principal again. Please, please bring the program back to DHS next year becasue I know more kids will sign up.”
10 reasons to introducing bicycling as a sport in secondary schools: