Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Final Thoughts on the Whole "Mile" Discussion

1. Physical education and sport preparation are not one and the same. One test, one measure, may not fit all.

2. Our society is currently failing our young people by not providing them with adequate physical education. Instead of emphasizing elements and skills of lifetime health and fitness as an integral part of elementary and high school education, we rely on the "fitness industry" (Curves, Shape magazine, etc) to sell us our physical health as adults.

3. Many high school coaches would benefit from the information and financial resources that elite level and college coaches have available to them. Those of us in the athletic development realm owe it to these people to contribute to their development, mentoring them when possible, not just sell them cookbooks and gadgets.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Spot on - not just in the US, but here in Australia as well.