Curriculum Guide: Physical Education


Physical Education

Boys need to move. A lot.

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PDS coaches are more than happy to meet that need by providing ample opportunities to exercise and enhance strength. Introducing boys to physical education exercises, sports, and recreational games not only improves basic gross motor skills, but also promotes a foundation of overall health and fitness. Fun games such as Dodgeball, Flag Tag, and Alligator Charge are chosen by the coaches to focus on building strength, speed, flexibility, agility, and endurance.

As boys age, it is important that they develop an understanding of sportsmanship and teamwork. Given various opportunities to play team sports such as football, basketball, and soccer, the boys learn the rules of each game. The most important lesson, however, is that a solid effort and positive attitude are fundamental to any team sport.

In the Lifetime Fitness Room, boys are challenged to continuously improve their physical condition by strapping on harnesses and helmets and scaling the rock wall. Each time a boy attempts to ascend the wall, he is cheered on by classmates eagerly awaiting their turn. This camaraderie is often what encourages a boy to reach a little higher or hang in there a little longer.

PDS coaches work to ensure that boys graduate with an overall lifetime fitness mindset. By teaching skills that transfer to physical activity outside of PE, the boys will enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle beyond the walls of PDS.