NBA Fit Week: Jan 21-29

Our Silicon Valley schools are about to begin participating in the Warriors/NBA Get Fit Challenge! The Grand prize? A Get Fit clinic with at least one high profile Golden State Warrior in March! If that’s not motivation enough to take the pledge, we don’t know what is!

The students will also have the chance to win other Warriors prizes by participating in Get Fit activities including two Basketball Extravaganzas happening this Saturday in San Jose and East Palo Alto.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates on the Get Fit Challenge at our schools and there may even be a chance for you to win Warriors Prize too!

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Get Fit Pledge: 

I pledge to do my very best to be active at least 60 minutes a day and to make healthy choices. I know that making these good choices will help make me stronger, smarter and healthier!

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Meet a Coach Monday: Mike

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Playworks Coach Mike from Rooftop Elementary School in San Francisco

What’s your favorite thing about being a coach?

I love seeing the kids I work with thriving and growing!

Favorite game?

Dodgeball

What inspired you to become a Playworks coach?

I wanted to influence and expose kids to new ideas and games that I learned as a kid.

What’s the biggest change you’ve seen at your school because of Playworks?

I’ve seen kids that don’t normally play on the playground come and join in on games!

When not on the playground…

I’m a big foodie and I love soccer. 

 

A big high five to Coach Mike!

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Junior Coach of the Week: George

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School: Willow Oaks in East Palo Alto

George’s Playworks Coach: London

Favorite Game: Tag

He likes being a Junior Coach because he loves to help others.
What Coach London has to say about George:

“George had been demonstrating leadership on the playground long before being selected as a Junior Coach. Not only is he a wonderful role model for K-3, he shows great leadership among peers in his grade as well. George always comes to recess ready to play! No matter what game he is asked to lead, he is always positive, encouraging and influential in his position. The one thing that I admire this most is his positive language! I can hear a genuine and enthusiastic “good job, nice try” from George a mile away!”

Keep up the encouraging words, George!

 

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Junior Coach of the Week: Karina

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School: Cesar Chavez & Los Robles in East Palo Alto

Karina’s Playworks Coach: Kristie

Favorite Game: Survival Tag

She likes being a Junior Coach because she loves teaching kids how to be safe and she has fun playing with the her peers!
What Coach Kristie has to say about Karina:

“Karina is awesome because she never misses her shifts, and she is always so excited to play games and help her fellow students learn how to play during recess. Currently she has been teaching her peers how to play basketball, the skills to which she is learning on the Girl’s Basketball team! Way to Go Karina!”

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Meet a Coach Monday: Sophia

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Playworks Coach Sophia from San Francisco Community Alternative School!

What’s your favorite thing about being a coach?

Seeing the world through my kids’ eyes, and playing lots of awesome games!

Favorite game?

Championship Knockout

What inspired you to become a Playworks coach?

I honestly just wanted to play games and work with elementary aged kids.

What’s the biggest change you’ve seen at your school because of Playworks?

There has not been a physical fight on my playground in 2 months. There used to be an average of one per recess.

When not on the playground…

I can speak 4 languages, and I was on a nationally ranked Rugby team in college.

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