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Supporting Physical Education
Over the last decade, participation and support in physical education has declined due to budget cuts and
inadequacies in policy.
- 22 States require schools to allot a specific amount of time for physical education.1
- 10 states designate specific funding for professional development in physical education.1
- 6 states require physical education in every grade.1
- 3 states require schools to provide the nationally recommended amount of physical education in elementary school.1
- 3 states require schools to provide the nationally recommended amount of physical education in high school.1
- 21.6% of US elementary through high school youth participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity for 60 or more minutes, 5 days per week.2
- 51.6% of high school students attended physical education classes once per week, and only 29.8%attended physical education classes daily.3
Soft Lacrosse™ supports teachers and school systems with our Educational Programming.
By supporting our teachers, which in turn supports our youth, Soft Lacrosse™ is helping to create a mentally stronger and healthier future, one
stick at a time.
- Loopholes Stalling Process in Physical Education Across the U.S. (n.d.). Retrieved from
- National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. 2016 US report card on physical activity for children and youth. Columbia, SC; 2016.
- Laura K, McManus T, Harris WA, et al. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2015. MMWR. 2016;65(6):1–174.