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  • June 16, 2015

One Million for Student Bicycles at the LAUSD

The LAUSD and YES combine to create Physical Education Bicycle Units

The 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 150 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 Volume 1 curriculum.

The LAUSD wants to perpetuate a pilot program that is still being used by the Physical Education Department at one of their intermediate schools, Marina Del Rey Middle School. As a measure of success, the program is still going strong. This pilot program was developed 15 years ago by the founder of Youth Educational Sports, Inc.

Garnsey High School students listen to "Slow Race" instructions

Garnsey High School students listen to “Slow Race” instructions

School Cycling Instructors to train teachers

School Cycling Instructors (SCI) will train physical education teachers in the use of YES curricula, which meets the National Standards and Common Core. As such, YES curricula will be introduced into the school curricula as a regular program, and in turn, physical education teachers will teach cycling annually. This is a very exciting and competitive bicycle education program that all students will receive.

About 22,500 students will learn cycling the first year, and approximately 45,000 the second year. All total, 87,500 students will be on bicycles in two years. Watch out football, here comes cycling!

Resources for each of the 30 intermediate schools:

  1. Professional Development (teacher training) for at least 3 Physical Education Teachers per school, totaling almost 100 Teachers.
  2. SCI assistance with Team Teaching (co-teaching) the first time the program is taught to a Physical Education class.
  3. Enough low maintenance school bicycles & helmets for the same number of students in a Physical Education class. This will create a level playing field when competition in introduced.
  4. SCI assistance starting a School Cycling Club/Team, which includes familiarizing staff with the cycling community resources and outreach.

After the Physical Education Teachers are trained, and teach two semesters of the YES introductory curricula, they are eligible to become a YES-SCI to train other teachers.


Teach the teachers as a certified School Cycling Instructor!

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