Elementary Cross Country - district wide

In partnership with Active4Youth, SPS offers elementary cross country to all 1-6 students. Students meet several days a week to run over a period of 8 weeks, and compete with their grade-level peers in two regional meets. All students who place in the top 10 in their grade can compete at the All-City Meet in late October.

cross country

  • Number of students served per team: 40-250
  • Grades served: 1st-6th
  • Cross Country curriculum and coaches training available from SPS/Active4Youth
  • District/A4Y pays for Cross Country leaders
  • Offered in the fall (Sept.-Oct.)
  • Teams have 3 hours of practice per week for 8 weeks
  • Teams compete in 2 regional meets.
  • Each school offers registration in the fall
  • Qualifying students compete in the All-City Meet in late October
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Elementary Basketball - district wide

Elementary basketball is offered in the winter for all SPS students who are in 5th and 6th grade. Students practice 2-3 times per week and compete regionally in intramural play.

elem basketball

  • Number of students served per gender: 20-30
  • Grades served: 5th-6th
  • Basketball curriculum and coaches' training provided by SPS
  • Leader stipends paid by the district included in the extra-curricular budget
  • Offered in winter (January - February)
  • Practice begins the second week of January and ends the third week of February
  • Games will consist of 3-on-3 play, similar to Hoopfest
  • Teams practice 2 days per week for 6 weeks
  • Teams compete in intramural play

Disc Golf - optional

In partnership with US Youth Disc Golf Association of Spokane, SPS offers Disc Golf clubs after school across elementary and middle school locations. Students in 4th-8th grade participate in practice two days per week prior to competing in a regional tournament at the end of the season. Disc Golf is a lifetime fitness sport open to all students.

disc golf

  • Number of students served per club: 20
  • Grades served: 4th-8th
  • Space needed to offer club at school: Outdoor field space
  • Curriculum/PD, baskets, and discs provided by SPS
    Building pays for Disc Golf club leader from extra-curricular budget (discretionary)
  • Offered during fall and spring
  • Clubs meet after school, 2 or 3 days per week for 6-8 weeks
  • Number of clubs SPS can support per season: 15
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Girls on the Run - optional

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. Participants will compete in a 5k running event at the end of the season.

girls on the run logo

  • Number of students served per club: 15-20 girls
  • Grades served: 3rd-6th
  • Curriculum and coaches provided by Girls on the Run of Spokane County
  • Building pays for club leader from extra-curricular budget (discretionary)
  • Offered during spring (March-June)
  • Teams meet after school, 2 days of practice per week for 8-10 weeks
  • Teams compete in a 5k running event at each season’s conclusion
  • Number of teams SPS can support each season: 10-12
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Fit for Bloomsday Club - optional

Fit for Bloomsday helps students prepare for Junior Bloomsday and the Spokane Lilac Bloomsday run in May in a fun and non-competitive way.

  • Number of students served per club: 30-100
  • Grades served: All
  • Curriculum and PD provided by The Bloomsday Association
  • Building pays for club leader/s from extra-curricular budget (discretionary)
  • Club meets after school, 2 days of practice per week for 8-10 weeks. Program begins in late February or earlyt March (weather permitting)
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students lined up ready to run