Council for Lifelong Recreational Sports News
New York Road Runners Offers Free Training Videos
Check out A Running Start, a new, free online video collection developed to teach the fundamentals of youth running. Best known for its premier event, the ING New York City Marathon, New York Road Runners is passionate about the importance of physical fitness for children and is committed to spreading the word to as many folks as possible. Toward that end, they have developed A Running Start -- which is directed to anyone coaching young runners, from elementary school through college.
The 2nd Annual NASP World Tournament was a Success
Held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Disney World on October 8th & 9th, 902 student archers entered the range with intentions to shoot their best against the top archers from around world.
Washington State sent three archers from Easton High School. Coach Cece Badda watched Amanda Fitzgerald, Carolyn Free, and Kourtney Clark shoot in this unforgettable experience. Amanda and Carolyn were both returning for their second and last time to compete as both are seniors when they qualified and are currently still enrolled. Clark, a junior in high school, was anxious to compete at this level knowing that she too might be taking this trip again in the future.
The National Archery in the School Program (NASP) will train about 2 million students in more than 9,000 schools this coming school year. Read more about archery in the schools and the 2nd Annual NASP World Tournament at the NASP website: http://archeryintheschools.org/activea.asp
Become Certified to Teach the National Flyfishing in the Schools Program
With this 8-hour workshop, NFFSP training will enable you to teach the "Cast a Fly, Catch a Student" curriculum in middle schools, high schools, or other institutions. Workshops are scheduled for:
- Wednesday, November 3 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Sunday, November 7 in Wamego, Kansas
- Wednesday, November 10 in Hays, Kansas
- Friday, November 12 in Lincoln, Nebraska
- Friday, December 10 in Lincoln, Nebraska
The fee is $50/person, which will later be deducted from the cost of the curriculum kit once the NFFSP program is installed in your school or institution. For more information and/or to register. For the current schedule of Flyfishing in the Schools' participation in professional conferences, visit them online.
Montana AHPERD Conference Highlights
Held in Dillon, MT, in July, the MTAHPERD Conference featured several fun sessions:
- Disc golf, presented by Jon Lyksett from EDGE (Educational Disc Golf Experience). AAPAR will host a disc golf workshop and amateur tournament at the AAHPERD Convention in San Diego. Stay tuned for details!
- Bicycle & pedestrian education, presented by Roger DiBrito. Montana's Safe Routes To School coordinator, Taylor Lonsdale, spoke about opportunities for schools to develop educational programs through the SRTS funding opportunities.
- Keynote speaker Rob Sweetgall addressed his experiences as he walked through all 50 states in one year (more than 11,000 miles!) and conducted sessions on the benefits of implementing Nordic walking in a School Walking Program.
- A session on racket sports covered lead-up games, updates on rules of play, and skills for tennis, badminton, speedminton, and pickleball.
News From the Field
Middle school students learn "wheel sports" in Montana.
Easton School students in Washington hit the mark in archery.
Fishing Tackle for Educators
If buying fishing tackle for your education programs seems too expensive, or deciding exactly what to buy too difficult, let the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) help you make the best selection for your program at the best price. Learn more.