YES is conducting an advancement clinic for School Cycling Instructors at Level 4 who want to advance to Level 3.
This is an excellent opportunity to take your cycling skills to the next level!
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 offers every child a rite of passage and greatly expands 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 that gets 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 all Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES) curriculum.
Successful secondary bicycle programs share a common message - "have fun & be safe."
Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES) provides accredited School Cycling Instructor certification via online training and on-the-ground clinics – cyclist are trained in stages (level 4 to level 1) to teach school staff how to create and sustain their own school bicycle clubs. The certified SCI then provides cycling assistance to that school in the form of bicycle training and even bicycle repair.
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). Purchasing bicycles and helmets that are age-appropriate can be frustrating just for a single household. It can be overwhelming for a school. For over twenty years YES has taken the guess work out of procuring age-appropriate bicycles and helmets for schools.
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 bicycle 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.