New Games & Activities
Welcome Austin Youth Fitness Coaches! This page is devoted to awesome games, new activities and great ideas to help make each of your AYF sessions FUN, FRESH and FITNESS-ORIENTED! Each category (Form, Agility and Strength, and Games) will be updated as new ideas are discovered! Never hesitate to share an idea with Larry so we can all see it on this page.
AYF Rain Policy
Our goal is to meet for running and biking group on most days without canceling. Most campuses have locations we can move inside to if there is rain, but I will make that known to you if that is needed.
If there's a light rain without thunder or lightning, then you can continue outside, but stay close to a building you can seek shelter if needed. If you can see lightning, flee, take shelter. If you can hear it (thunder), clear it (suspend activities)."
When you first see lightning or hear thunder, suspend activities and go to shelter. A metal vehicle or a substantial building is a safe place. Wait until 30 minutes after the last observed lightning or thunder before resuming activities.
If groups needs to be canceled, please contact me and also try to text as many parents from your roster as possible.
Cold Weather Policy
Outdoor time for children has many benefits. Fresh air in a large space contains fewer germs than indoor space regardless of the temperature. Outdoor play provides for greater freedom and flexibility, fuller expression through loud talk, and a greater range of active movement.
Outdoor play also extends opportunities for large and small muscle development, as well as for social and emotional development, by offering variety, challenge and complexity in ways that are not attainable in a confined indoor space.
Please emphasize to staff and families that people do not catch a cold from being outside on a cold day. This is a longstanding myth. To catch a cold, students or staff would need to be exposed to a cold virus—something that is more probable inside a contained area (such as inside a classroom).
Cold air alone does not bring on an illness.
During inclement weather, students participate in indoor physical activities during the required W.O.W. time and may have a choice of indoor activities during recess time. All students will participate in recess unless they have exceptions provided through a medical professional statement, an ARD or a 504 plan.
AISD Recess Policy
When properly clothed, elementary school‐aged children can participate in safe, vigorous play in an outdoor environment in most weather conditions. Increased caution should be practiced when temperatures reach below 40 degrees, including the wind chill factor.
* Remind families to dress children with appropriate clothing for them to go outside; dress for the outside rather than the inside. Dressing for the outside weather is also important should the students be evacuated outside the building in the case of an emergency.
* Temperature considerations and proper clothing are as follows:
o Below 60 degrees: jacket or long sleeves recommended
o Below 50 degrees: coat and long pants recommended
o Below 40 degrees: gloves and hats with long pants and coat are necessary
* Schools should honor reasonable requests from families that a student be allowed to stay indoors. Requests based on health reasons must be honored.
* Asthmatic children, in particular, may need special accommodation of their needs during cold weather. The family and school must work to determine when the child should not participate in outdoor activities because of health concerns.
Wind Chill Factor 35 to 38 degrees (dry weather):
* 45 minutes of total exposure to chill factor
* 15 minutes inside for re‐warming
* Students must be in appropriate clothing with extremities covered
Wind Chill Factor 31 to 34 degrees (dry weather):
* 30 minutes of total exposure to chill factor
* 15 minutes inside for re‐warming
* Jackets/coats must be worn at all times, extremities covered
Wind Chill Factor of Below 30 degrees:
* No outside activity
Heat exhaustion symptoms include:
Heat stroke symptoms include:
Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy by practicing these preventative measures:
AGILITY AND STRENGTH
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