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Teacher Edwards from Dallas TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Soaring Into Greatness on the Court

Help me give my students goals to accomplish using the vertical challenger to show progression in their athletic abilities.

  • $596 goal

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My Students

The student-athletes at our school are extremely competitive. If given the opportunity they will surpass any obstacle presented to them. However, much support is needed. As a teacher and coach at our middle school, we hold them accountable for their grades as well as being successful on the court.

My goal is to not only help my student-athletes be successful in the classroom but also on the court.

I have seen other opponent athletes with sound fundamentals in which they participate. One could assume they are working with outside teams to better themselves. I want our athletes to have access to equipment that would allow them to compete on a much higher level. My student-athletes deserve the opportunity to be the best.

My Project

We are requesting sports equipment. The vertical challenger allows the athletes to have a starting point for the vertical jump. This measurement will tell where a student is and then allow her to set a goal. Throughout the season my athletes will work on drills to help improve it and reach those goals. When an athlete has great vertical abilities she'll make better contact with the ball while in air.

We would use the volley pal and set rite during individual drills to train fundamentals.

The foundation to all sports is fundamentals. Doing them alone is when you sharpen those skills.

Teacher Edwards
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tandem Vertical Challenger • DICK'S Sporting Goods $399.00 1 $399.00
Tandem Volleyball Set Rite Training Aid • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 2 $29.98
Tandem Volleyball Pal • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Tandem Pass Rite Volleyball Trainer • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99

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