New Spikeball game for THS Elective PE classes

Grant Applicant
Jim Bennett
Grant Co-applicants
Renee Farwig-Collins
School Site
Truckee High School
Grant Category
Physical Education
Grant Date
Description (10 points)

Renee Collins and and I would like to purchase 10 Spikeball sets and this growing craze to our Elective PE class units.

Benefits of Program (10 points)

The Elective Physical Education Class at Truckee High School is designed to help students find activities that they both enjoy and can participate in for the rest of their lives.  The Strength Development and Performance Enhancement classes designed by Bob Shaffer help students design and monitor their own physical fitness.  The Elective PE class introduces students to lifelong sports.  Frisbee, Basketball, Lacrosse, Badminton and pickleball to name a few.  We added Lacrosse last year and this year we would like to add the growing sport called Spikeball as a new unit.

Success of Program (10 points)

The Physical Education classes at Truckee High School have been some of the most popular class for nearly 20 years thanks to Coach Shaffer.  Boys and girls both fill these classes every year.  As a new avenue for the students, Mrs Collins added Dance fitness last year and the numbers have continued to grow.  Mrs Collins and I have been talking all year about how to add some new and exciting activties to the Elective PE classes.  This new game is taking the nation by storm and we would love to add it.

Implementation (10 points)

This new unit would be added to our 9 week classes.  Therefore this new activity and the Spikeball sets would be used for a minimum of 8 units every year between  the two of us.  It would be a great indoor sport during the winter but it can also be moved outside during the fall and spring.

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes.  all PE teachers would have access to the sets and they would be shared by all 4 PE teachers.

These set are very durable. The frames and nets are amazingly strong and sturdy. The only issue could come if the balls were lost. However, replacement balls are very cheap and you can order them at anytime from several vendors.
Amount Funded
Individual Budget Items(s)
$720 - 12 Spikeball sets (includes, frame, net, 3 balls and carrying bag) $59 each