Schools are extremely important to FISAF Australia as they provide a grassroots opportunity for young people to participate in sport aerobics and fitness and gain an understanding of its benefits. Being a sport that aligns closely with Government initiatives related to active living and healthy lifestyle choices, sport aerobics is becoming a rapidly growing sport offered to students around Australia.
For schools, sport aerobics provides a unique and inclusive sport for students that is fun, healthy and cost effective. It encourages teamwork, friendship, and boosts student morale.
FISAF Australia designed its School Stream to encourage and support schools from around Australia to compete in FISAF competitions through a simplified approach. Students have the opportunity to represent their school at regional and state competitions, and qualify to compete against students from schools across Australia at the FISAF National Championships.
FISAF Australia has developed a range of resources, including pre-choreographed routines, to assist schools in getting their sport aerobics program started. The resources can be used to integrate sport aerobics and fitness into part of the school curriculum, or as a co-curricular activity.
There are so many benefits to schools in offering sport aerobics to students. Some of these are:
Students in Prep through to Year 12 can participate in a range of sport aerobics categories. The School Stream document outlines the competition year level age groups and category options available. This document can be found here.