PE teachers “Raise the Pack” with Arizona Coyotes
Physical Education (PE) teachers across the district recently participated in a training through the Arizona Coyotes as a part of their “Raise the Pack” Street Hockey Program. As a part of this training, each teacher received curriculum on introducing students to the sport of hockey in their PE classes. The teachers received proper instruction on skills, athletic warm-ups, simple drills, as well as options for more advanced drills and lesson plans to implement over time. In addition, the Arizona Coyotes gifted each school with equipment including hockey sticks, street hockey balls, nets, and reversible jerseys for the students to utilize. The implementation of the new hockey curriculum into PE classes will seek to encourage sportsmanship, an active lifestyle, and a broader understanding and enjoyment of the game of hockey for all students.
The Arizona Coyotes, in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), developed the “Raise the Pack” Street Hockey Program for local valley school districts to implement hockey curriculum into their physical education classes, in an effort to grow hockey to exponential levels.