NASPE/NCATE Standard 2: Skill and Fitness Based Competence
Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards.
Artifact: SUNY Cortland Women's Lacrosse
Reflection: During Amanda's Freshman and Sophomore year at SUNY Cortland she was able to participate on the Varsity Lacrosse team. She was one of two goalies. Being on the team kept Amanda constantly active. When she wasn't running around during her Physical Education classes she was practicing to perfect her goalie skills in every way possible. She was also attending team runs and team lift sessions to keep her endurance and muscular strength levels up to par. She was involved in a health and fitness plan that her team followed during the winter and summers when her team was scattered across the East coast in the off-season. Her freshman year she shocked many by stepping into the starting position and conquering the SUNYAC Goalie of the week title. This title included Amanda making a career-high 17 saves against the Division I and ranked fifth nationally, TCNJ. To read more about Amanda's first week on the SUNY Cortland Women's Varsity Lacrosse Team please click here.