That’s certainly not something you hear every day but for the enthusiastic kids at one suburban elementary school in Chicago, that’s all about to change. Why are the kids so elated? Because it’s not just for fun anymore, cornhole, bags, bag toss or bean bags as many refer to it – is now part of the school district’s education curriculum!
That’s right, boring gym classes are a thing of the past. Kids are tired of the same old P.E. lessons. They hunger for something fresh, challenging and entertaining.
For the excited kids at Virginia Lake Elementary in Palatine, Illinois – It doesn’t get much sweeter than this. Approved in the earlier part of 2011, Virginia Lake Elementary – part of District 15, the third largest elementary district in Illinois, awarded MyCornCoach.com their first order and ecstatically agreed to utilize the “MyCornCoach Physical Education Curriculum” as part of their physical education program.
An approved cornhole (bag toss) curriculum in the educational industry is unheard of. In fact, this may be the first of its kind in the country. The enthusiastic professionals at MyCornCoach.com eagerly proposed to the school their P.E. program – which fully meets National Educational Standards and Guidelines. Written specifically for the game itself, the curriculum structures itself around core principles for balance, coordination, mental focus, mechanics, sportsmanship and much more. Essentially, kids can achieve the same physical results of other sports as they can by playing cornhole but have a lot more fun!
The founder of MyCornCoach.com (Geno Randazzo), a resident of Chicago, has pioneered the "instructional' part of the game that teaches kids of all ages how to compete and win! The concept to introduce cornhole into school systems has been a goal of his for many years.
Geno describes “The beauty of playing cornhole is that anyone can participate! It doesn’t matter if you are tall, short, heavy, thin or physically challenged. Cornhole brings out unique, individual efforts in people which have proven age or size does not make a difference.”
One of the top professional cornhole players around, Derrick King, is only 14 years old and has beaten some of the top competitors in events held all over the country who are typically double, or triple his age. Derrick may not be the star football or baseball player in his school but his self-confidence and attitude never becomes discouraged because he knows he could whip any of his peers, or their parents for that matter, in a friendly game of cornhole. Leveling the playing field so anyone can be competitive is difficult to do with most sports so that’s what makes cornhole so appealing, especially for schools.
Introducing cornhole to gym class is an exciting opportunity as districts are constantly looking for enjoyable, innovative ideas to support their financial obligations. Playing cornhole is ideal for fundraising events. Schools can host cornhole tournaments that will draw a large number of participants where kids can actually compete against parents and their own teachers. “The harmony that bags or bean bags can bring to a community is priceless.” says Geno.
If your school district would like to discover more about this exclusive opportunity please contact us @ Geno@MyCornCoach.com or by phone @ 708-705-7900
Check out the promo Video filmed at Virginia Lake Elementary during an on-site presentation.