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Fundamentals of Sports Classes will be offered throughout the school year covering the fundamental skills of many different sports for students ages 5 through 18.  Classes will be offered in many different sites all over southern California.  These classes are great to prepare students for team play, but that is not their most important role.  EVERY student should learn all of the sports taught as a part of developing motor skills, coordination, conditioning, strength development, and learning about sports.  The sports taught in this 2 year series of classes are all a part of the state of California's requirement for PE.  Every child needs to understand the fundamentals in all of these sports.  These classes will give your child the knowledge and drills they need to practice on their own and gain a fuller understanding of the games.  All classes will include some physical conditioning.  It is my goal that your children both learn some skills and gain strength and fitness.

Often parents avoid a particular sports class because their child "doesn't like that sport".  That is a good reason to not sign them up for a competitive team in that sport, but they should still learn the basic skills and concepts in all of these sports at a PE level.  This provides a well rounded education for our kids.  If our children didn't like doing subtraction we would not allow them to skip subtraction!  We make those decisions for them because we know better what they will need the long run. We don't force them to be an accountant if they hate math, but they still need a basic knowledge of math, so we tell them they must learn it even if they don't like it.  We should apply that same logic to their Physical Education.  They should learn the basic skills in all the common sports in America, even if they think they may not like it, because it is a life skill they need to understand.  All kids should learn to throw a ball properly, dribble a basketball, hit a volleyball, etc.  They will learn these essential skills in these classes.

There will be 4 different classes for the 2019-2020 school year.  Starting in the fall of 2019, Todd will teach an 8 week VOLLEYBALL CLASS.  This will be a FUN class for your kids of all ages!  Open to kids ages 5-18, students will learn all the basic skills in volleyball, preparing them for a lifetime of recreational volleyball - one of the most common recreational games at group gatherings.  It will also prepare students for competitive play.  Todd will give the opportunity for students who would like to play some games by fielding teams in the home school tournament the last week of October, and setting up games between different home school teams formed from the class sites for grades 6 & up.  This competitive play is optional, and separate from the class.

After volleyball, Todd will teach an 8 week Basketball class for the second half of the first semester.  In the second semester, Todd will likely teach a series of classes including Track & Field, soccer, pickleball, and some fencing.

The cost of each of the Fundamentals of Sports classes is $100/student for a check/cash, $105 for a charter school PO for the entire 8 week class.  This is a bargain for quality instruction!  High quality instruction in any sport from a qualified coach typically costs hundreds of dollars a month, even per session.  So this is a great bargain for quality group instruction. 

In the summer and throughout the year Todd is available for jetski rentals and water sports days with his 21' Mastercraft ski boat.  You or your children or family and friends can learn to waterski, wakeboard, or just hang out in the boat for the day!  You and your children can also drive the jetski.  This is available to anyone including adults, friends, family members, regardless of schooling affiliation.  See the Water Sports page for more information, and call or email Todd to schedule.

To register for any of these classes go to the HOME page and click on the link on the left side titled REGISTER.  Classes will only be opened for registration when the previous class is well underway.  So if the class you would like to Register for is not on the registration page, it is not yet open for Registrations.  Check back 6-7 weeks prior to the start of the class. 

Finally, if you would like to have a class in your area or a class for your group and there is not one already close to you, contact Todd and he may be able to schedule a class specifically for your group or in your area if it is not already covered.  You can email Todd at CalAthletics@sbcglobal.net or call him at 760-458-9753 (Cell).