Physical Education plays a critical role in evolving the well-rounded student. Research supports the importance of movement in developing both the body and the mind. Physical fitness contributes directly to development of physical competence. It also helps students to make informed choices and understand the value of leading a physically active lifestyle. A healthy, physically active student is more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful.
RRA curriculum encompasses Locomotor Skills, Psychomotor & Non-locomotor Skills as opposed to playtime or sports. We focus on the Physical, Emotional & Social development of the student.
|Locomotor Skills||Psychomotor Skills||Non-Locomotor Skills|
|What are the eight (8) locomotor movement skills?||What are psychomotor skills?||What are basic movements for non-locomotor skills?|
|Walk, Run, Skip, Jump, Gallop,Slide, Hop, Leap.||Coordination, manipulation, dexterity, grace, strength & speed.||Bending, Twisting, Curling, Swaying.|
Working through your local Parks and Recreation Department we are able to provide convenient locations.
There are nine sessions (a new session each month) for the entire school year
There are four classes per session (once a week)
Each class meets for one hour (60 minutes)
60 minutes per class
+ 4 Classes per session
+ 9 Sessions a year
= 36 Classes a year, 2160 minutes of Physical Education
RRA's Physical Education Program is unique, innovative & non-traditional. Our students are taught locomotor, psychomotor and non-locomotor skills. Our students learn teamwork, peer encouragement and fitness.
*California State Board of Education Standards require a minimum of 200minutes of physical education every 10 days (400 minutes per month X 9 months = 3,600 minutes per school year)
Real Run Academy offers a non-traditional approach towards physical education. Our curriculum was conceived, designed and written by Patrick A. Ricci, an acknowledged leader in the field of physical education. Coach Ricci is a credentialed teacher in the State of California, has taught Physical Education in schools from Kindergarten through College. He has coached Baseball at the Collegiate, National and International levels.
Drawing from over forty (40) years of experience as a professional and amateur (competitive & recreational) coach, mentor and educator, Coach Ricci has written more than 468 integrated and inter-related lesson plans that focus solely on the Physical, Social & Emotional development of each student. The Real Run Academy Physical Education Program meets or exceeds WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and/or California State Educational Standards. We take the student from Kindergarten through High School and focus on locomotor skills, safety movement and non-locomotor skills while building social, emotional and physical character.
*A certificate of completion will be awarded to all students who meet the course requirements.