PE Central

Field Day Submission Criteria

PE Central

Thanks for your interest in submitting a field day idea to PE Central. We have a number of criteria that you need to be aware of that guides our decision making process. Criteria:

Appropriate Practice Inappropriate Practice
Teachers plan field days so every child is a full participant and derives satisfaction and joy from a festival of physical activity.

Opportunities are provided for children to voluntarily choose from a variety of activities that are intended to be culminating positive experiences for the activities selected.

Recognition is based on positive participation rather than acheivement.

Teachers facilitate field days that encourage intense team, group, or individual competition with winners and losers clearly identified. Extensive recognition is given to winners.

Skilled children are chosen to represent a class in a limited number of activities.

To purchase any of the Developmentally Appropriate Practices Documents contact the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) at 1-800-213-7193 or visit their web site at