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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The Great Outdoors
What Is the Educational Disc Golf Experience
The Educational Disc Golf Experience (EDGE) has been developed as a 501c3 Non-Profit charitable organization to provide schools and other youth programs with a sound program of teaching disc golf fundamentals and allied skills. Contributions from World Champion disc golfers, educators, and a recreation therapist have injected a great variety of skills and approaches to bringing this subject matter to life.
The EDGE Program is the first endorsed school based curriculum to effectively teach the basic skills of disc golf. The Educational Disc Golf Experience follows the NASPE national standards and combines teaching the fundamentals of the sport with the educational objectives of science, civics, and the environment. EDGE begins with lessons teaching basic throwing skills, course play, and initial discussions of rules and courtesy. More advanced lessons delve into the science of disc flight, the mathematics of scoring, handicapping, statistics, environmental concerns, and civic responsibility as a player. The final phase ideally entails a competitive club disc golf league between area schools. Resource materials that include an instructional DVD, lesson plans, student worksheets, and related materials are available for varying grade levels.
The EDGE program is available to all youth outreach endeavors including schools, camps, churches, scouts and recreation programs. Many colleges and Universities have also taken advantage of EDGE's application in teaching future Physical Education teachers, campus recreation and elective classes.
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