Researched-Informed Outline

The HFS Sport Session Outline® has over five years of deliberate studied research and is supported by many scholar professionals.The outline has many components that are supported by positive research evidence. This helps the group process to be more intentional, safe, and effective than other sport experiences. We utilize non traditional sports and activities that focus on collaboration.

The main component of the outline is based on Experiential Learning, which was first modeled by John Dewey in 1938 and has evolved over the years. In sum, Experiential Learning is based on the idea that students learn through experiences (Beaudin, B., & Quick, D. 1995).

How Experiential Learning relates to our Sport Session service is that students need more intentional experiences to critically think about and develop interpersonal and academic skills. Therefore, students get to learn an array of interpersonal and academic skills by being exposed to situations that enable students to use the skills. Students reflect on their experiences and skills, formulate hypothesis, and implement plans to demonstrate the skills successfully. This gives the students a platform to build on and replicate the skills to use in all facets of their lives.

HFS Sport Session Data

Our impact with students is preparing them to pass standardized tests, graduate high school, college, and to be more effective in their future careers, which will encourage economic and community growth. 

Who: 40 1st-5th graders and roughly ten students per group

What: Sport Session membership

Duration: 9 weeks, average student attended one 90 minute session 

Findings:95% of students felt the program helped them in the classroom.

Of those 95%...

23.7% explained the program helped them primarily with self-control skills

34% explained the program helped them primarily with concentration skills

18% explained the program helped them primarily with social skills

21.1% explained the program helped them primarily with other life skills

Time of instruction increased by an aggregate of 3%, with some students increasing over 10%