Junior Coach of the Week: Emily


School: Cumberland Elementary in Sunnyvale

Emily’s Playworks Site Coordinator: Mike

Favorite Game: Hula Hoop Tag

She enjoys being a Junior Coach because she likes being a role model for the younger grades and being able to teach them new games.
What Coach Mike has to say about Emily:

“She deserves to be Junior Coach of the Week because she is a wonderful JC everyday. She’s responsible, fair, and takes pride in being a Junior Coach. Also this month she came up with an idea to do a presentation for the whole school on recess and game safety. She got it approved by the Principal, recruited other JC’s to help, wrote the script, and directed the presentation. Her and the rest of the Junior Coaches will be presenting this to the entire school later this month at a school assembly.”

Way to go Emily!!!

Here’s a short video of the Junior Coaches practicing their skit:

Junior Coach Skit from Playworks NorCal on Vimeo.

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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



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?


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


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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