Elementary Athletics

“And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience…” Colossians 1:10-11

At Linfield Elementary School we believe that physical fitness is an integral part of each student’s life. Our physical education program is designed to ensure that all students are given the best opportunity to learn basic team sports skills and individual activities of conditioning, and developing and maintaining physical fitness. To work towards this goal, effective and challenging activities that develop high levels of cardio-respiratory functions, musculoskeletal strength, and endurance are included on a regular basis. Periodic testing, starting in grade one, will help students to be individually aware of their body and its potential. Linfield Elementary offers a variety of athletic programs including Running Club, Sports Camps, and The President’s Physical Fitness Challenge.

Running Club is an opportunity for Kindergarten through Fifth grade students to learn to exercise in a fun and rewarding way. It is held every weekday morning from 7:30am-7:55am. A Running Club Pizza Party is held at the end of each year as a celebration to congratulate runners for their amazing commitment and lengthy dedication to running. Students qualify for the Pizza Party after running 100 laps around the Elementary School Track. Also, runners are rewarded at 100 lap intervals with exciting prizes such as Running Club T-shirts, pins, and baseball caps. Each student has from October to May to complete the lap minimum. In 2006-2007, over 100 students regularly participated in the program and 1,569 miles were run.

Seasonal Sports Camps are hosted by our High School’s Varsity athletes and coaches and are offered to Elementary School students grade K-5. Students will develop skills through drills, games, and competitions. Each camp teaches the fundamentals of the chosen sport and helps students to gain confidence and discipline in athletics. Also, each camp promotes school spirit, creates unity, and provides fellowship.

Sports Camps seasonally offered include:

Multi Sport (Tennis, Volleyball, and Cross Country)

Physical Education is taught by a specialized teacher to each class from two to three days a week. Our program offers activities that aid each child’s progression in motor and skill development. Individual and team sports are introduced at appropriate grade levels as well as physical fitness. One way we encourage students to improve their fitness level is through The President’s Physical Fitness Challenge. This challenge motivates all students to make being active a part of their everyday lives. Success oriented “stations” are designed for students to work separately with their teacher or in small groups on self-paced movement activities. Good sportsmanship is always emphasized.