SCHOOL COMMUNITY PARTNERS

The NAofA Specializes in Affordable, Flexible Physical Education Programs to Meet Your Schools Needs

UPDATED January 2023

Please review our 2023 Schools Programs Edition to find out more about the National Academy of Athletics school fitness programs.

Take advantage of the Expanded Learning Program!

The Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Program provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) through sixth grade as described in Education Code (EC) Section 46120. The ELO Program is established beginning in fiscal year 2021–22 by Assembly Bill (AB) 130, Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021, as amended by AB 167, Chapter 252, Statutes of 2021. Funding for the 2021–22 ELO Program is provided in Item 6100-110-0001 of the Budget Act of 2021 (Senate Bill 129, Chapter 69, Statutes of 2021), and EC Section 46120(f).

For more information contact your local Area Captain or complete this Proposal Request Form and we will get in touch with you!

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Bring the NAofA to Your School

National Academy of Athletics is on a mission to bring youth sports to kids throughout the nation. We use sports to promote positive mental and physical development in our youth.  Our goal is to diminish childhood obesity by advocating for healthy lifestyles while providing tools to boost confidence. 

National Academy of Athletics has SOLUTIONS, please allow us to help!

Allow us to bring our Physical Education Specialist to your campus!

Schools simply MUST offer PE.

Physical Education is now more important than ever. We all know the health benefits of PE, but studies show that PE is an instrumental part of offering Social & Emotional Learning (SEL). It is the most powerful (and unappreciated) ‘medicine’ for present and future health issues – For the body, mind, and spirit.

Teaching SEL through physical education helps students navigate many of the challenges they face each day. It promotes academic achievement and positive social behavior while reducing conduct problems, substance abuse, and emotional distress.

The National Academy of Athletics Curriculum includes physical activity, coordination, strength, and balance while implementing instructional strategies that intentionally address SEL competencies. Our focus will be CONFIDENCE, OPTIMISM & GROWTH!

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CONFIDENCE – OPTIMISM – GROWTH

SCHOOL PROVIDED PROGRAMS

These programs are funded by the school. To inquire about these programs and to learn how the NAofA can implement these programs for your school, please complete the request form. We look forward to being your partner, and to provide your students with Physical Education your students need for their health and well-being.

FITNESS THROUGH FUNDAMENTALS

Approved Physical Education Supplementation For Your Students

The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. At NAofA, we understand the importance of physical activity in children’s lives and we want to promote physical fitness and healthy cognitive function for our youth. National Academy of Athletics works with schools in California to offer a detailed Physical Education Program for ages Tk- 8th grade: Fitness of Fundamentals

Fitness Through Fundamentals is a PE Supplementation Program that introduces K-8 children to the world of sports, health and fitness. In each class, we provide a quality PE Supplement to your school. Through our age appropriate curriculum, students are taught the skills and concepts of a variety of sports, games and exercises. We provide engaging, active and entertaining activities with a core curriculum built to develop a healthy interest in sports and fitness. Our curriculum is based on the physical and emotional needs of each age group from the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes.

Our large variety of curriculum ensures that all three domains of physical education: psychomotor, cognitive, and affective are incorporated daily. It includes not only physical competence and knowledge, but also the attitudes, motivation, and social skills needed for participation.

Advantages of Engaging an Agency for Physical Education and Activities in Schools

Partnering with a physical education agency provides an alternative to hiring traditional educators. The right partner can provide school districts with all the advantages of the employer/employee relationship without having to deal with the disadvantages.

• Larger variety of programing
• Lower costs
• Easier to manage via contract
• Access to sports specific trainers
• Offers classroom teachers breaks
• Provide continuity
• Scheduling flexibility

The National Academy of Athletics Fitness Through Fundamentals program meets the California Physical Education Framework and Standards, and has been approved to provide fitness testing and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Fitness through Fundamentals: Curriculum (Age Specific)

  • Sports 101
    • This program focuses on teaching kids the basics of sports and fitness. Throughout the semester the instructor will guide the students through different sports in 4-week modules.
  • Training Camp
    • This fitness-based program will challenge your students to complete multiple sports movement modules. This is the perfect blend of sports specific athletics and physical activities.
  • Fundamentals
    • This program is a great way to teach children the fundamentals of sports. We have created a series of playground games that encourage a child to practice and master the basic fundamentals of athletic movement.
  • Innovative lesson plans and fitness based games for Distance Learning
    • NAofA PE Bingo
    • In-home options with little to no equipment/ limited space
    • Self-paced classes with encouragement and motivation from your PE Specialist

Our PE specialists will:

  1. Ensure students are introduced to and participate in a wide range of activities
  2. Develop a wide range of sport and activity specific skills
  3. Enhance their body control and creative movement
  4. Develop and enhance motor skills appropriately within the student’s age group
  5. Improve overall fitness through affective activity, balance, and movement.
  6. Raise awareness of the intrinsic need for communication, respect, problem solving and co-operative teamwork in physical activities through sports
  7. Incorporate leadership activities
  8. Promote and enforce a positive learning environment for good sportsmanship

TEACHER WORKDAYS

When it’s a Teacher Work Day, parents still need to go to work. Partnering with the National Academy of Athletics is the solution for your school community. We are able to provide kids with an active day of playing sports! During this day, we provide strong character development to students through an early introduction to an athletic lifestyle. To accomplish this goal, our programs are developed by professional athletes and experienced coaches. As a community partner of the NAofA, your school will never have to worry about students having nowhere to go on a Teacher Work Day. 

HOW IT WORKS

  • Give the National Academy your Teacher Work Day Schedule. Let us know which sport you would like us to focus on. We can either work on some fundamentals and then incorporate what they learned into a game, or we can set up a fun round-robin tournament day. Sports would include, dodgeball, four-square, Pickleball, basketball, and more!

  • We’ll set up a registration page on our website

  • You notify parents of their option to have a day of sports with the National Academy of Athletics

  • Our team shows up at your school, checks kids in, and sets up for a fun-filled day of athletics

AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS CLUB & INTRAMURAL LEAGUES

Twenty years ago, kids used to meet up at parks and play sports or run around outside after school. Nowadays, many kids go back to empty homes and play video games until their parents return from work. Our After School Programs provide a safe, fun environment for kids to learn about sports, play games and be active with their friends. As a school community partner, you can bring this enriching time back into our youth’s lives.

 In order to serve the growing need for after-school sports and athletics, the NAofA has created several options for schools, PTAs, PTO or individual parent registration. Most after-school sports programs are offered in 6 – 8 weeks blocks, approximately 1.5 – 2 hours per day. Times and days of the week vary based on the season, the sport, the number of participants, the students’ grades, and the facilities available.

The National Academy of Athletics provides all staff, equipment, and curriculum. For those schools that have an interest in participating in multi-campus sports leagues, uniforms can be included. (NAofA does not transport any students.)

For programs that require parent registration, the NAofA will create marketing materials, including flyers, marketing ads for social media and electronic distribution, posters, banners, and school lawn signs. In addition, the NAofA can manage all registrations online, or the school has the option to manage registrations.

Take Advantage of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.

“Expanded learning” means before-school, after-school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results-driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular school days and school year.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Pick a sport for the semester

  • Decide how many weeks you wish to run the program

  • Decide which day(s) of the week you’d like us to run the program

  • Submit a proposal request

RECESS & LUNCHTIME ACTIVITIES

Now more than ever, kids need to learn how to play together, socialize and get along. We are finding more and more schools that need help on the playgrounds. Not as supervisors, but engaging the kids in fun and active activities while teaching them the game rules so they can play together without adult management or intervention.

The National Academy of Athletics recognizes that physical breaks from school are essential to the students and their teachers. The NAofA staff has adjusted the curriculum to meet current safety regulations and the needs of each school and their available space. A solution to this obstacle could be:

Recess
Breaks are managed by a National Academy of Athletics Certified Physical Education Specialist. Each class will be able to exit the classroom and enjoy an engaging, active, and fun 15 to 20-minute’s of physical activity. These activities will always comply with social distancing when required. This will allow students to blow off some energy and recharge while helping them learn to play together and socialize.

Lunch
Students would eat lunch in the classroom, followed by an engaging, active, and fun 20 to 25-minute physical activity. These activities will always comply with social distancing when required. The Physical Education Specialist will use our NAofA curriculum to provide enriching physical activity. This structure allows students to eat their lunch and then participate in easy-to-understand activities where they can move their bodies, laugh, and smile.

Some schools engage in Intramural style lunchtime tournaments with a short overview and instructional sessions followed by weekly games, challenges, and friendly competitions.

 

SPORTS-A-THON FUNDRAISING

Our staff delivers a sports focused FUNdraising event that takes place at your court or field. Players love the activity as they participate in this pledge-based program. Your students can be doing something fun while also helping raise money. Many volunteer parents run their fundraisers for their league or school. However, with this school partnership, the NAofA come in and do everything for you start to finish! 

WE PROVIDE

Our staff works with you to facilitate the entire program. The NAofA provides the necessary equipment, marketing materials, banners, signs, and prizes for top performers.

PRICING

No up front costs to your organization! Your organization receives 80% of all donations collected. We always want to make sure that our school community partnerships are a WIN-WIN for everyone.

Braxton

“The Sports-A-Thon was easy. The National Academy of Athletics provided everything. Their staff was high energy, experienced and truly made this a successful fundraiser.” – Braxton Toomer, Registrar, St. Rose Catholic Youth Organization

The National Academy of Athletics has over 100 partnerships with City Recreation Department’s, Youth Sports Leagues, Schools, Boy & Girls Clubs, YMCA’s and Private Youth Sports Organizations. With additional school community partners, we can continue to grow to be the preferred youth sports provider in California.

Our goal is to provide Youth Sports to kids throughout the nation.

COMMUNITY PARTNER TESTIMONIALS

Chris Meyer Community Partner

“Working with National Academy of Athletics has been a total collaboration from the start. They have been easy to work with, professional and simply want to provide the best recreational sports experience for children possible. This partnership has helped the City of Rocklin double the recreational sports programs that it can offer to its residents and their families.”

Chris Meyer, Recreation Coordinator, Rocklin Community Center

“I wanted to convey to you what an improvement PE is for my kids. Izzy has been showing me what she is learning at PE and I am VERY impressed that she now knows how to do squats, sit ups, plank, and so much more. Both my kids are really enjoying the activities they are doing as well as the teachers. They really respect Coach Ben and Coach Quest and seem to have a better appreciation for PE in general.  I am a strong believer in physical education – teaching kids the importance of moving their bodies and how to use them. So glad this is being taught to our kids!” 

Parent , Glenwood Elementary School, San Rafael

“This is our third year using the National Academy of Athletics Fitness Through Fundamentals. Their administration is very responsive, their instructors are prompt and enthusiastic and our students love the program.”

Tracy Kendal, Principal, Mark West Elementary School

Our school was in a pinch mid-semester and NAA stepped in on short notice and brought a comprehensive PE program for our Kindergarten-5th grade school.  We have been delighted with their enthusiastic instructors, how they provide all necessary equipment and their curriculum options.  They met our immediate needs and we hope to partner with them for the foreseeable future.  A dynamic solution for our PE program.

Kyri McClellan, Glenwood School Foundation