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February 2011 Vol. 18. No. 4 Focus on School Closings

School snapshot

McCall Elementary practices sport stacking

By Celeste Lavin on Feb 8, 2011 04:29 PM
Photo: Patrick Gailey

McCall Elementary School 4th grader Andrew Rizzo-Reidy (right) practices arranging cups during a meeting of the school’s speed stacking club, as (from left) 2nd graders Hayden Huston and Lerieng Nguyen and 4th grader Jordan Bingham watch. Speed stacking, now taught in more than 30 District schools, is a competitive sport recognized worldwide. Mark Sykes, McCall’s health and physical education coach, oversees the club. The sport supports right-brain development, concentration, fine-motor control, and sequencing skills. One study found significant improvements in the hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and test scores of students who regularly practiced speed stacking.

Comments (6)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 16, 2011 8:30 pm

4th grader Jordan Bingham wasn't watching!!! He was doing a relay with Andrew Rizzo-Reidy!! Didn't you see his hand held out?!!!!

Submitted by lexis (not verified) on May 22, 2012 4:11 pm

Jordan had his hand out because drew had to stack the cups and do the ''cycle'' then put the cups in a pile.Then give it to Jordan and run back so Jordan could run to the mat and do the ''cycle'' also.I know because I was in their class in 3rd grade and in Drew's class last year.This year he is in Masterman for school this year.So is his brother,Teddy Rizzo-Reidy.

Submitted by Harry (not verified) on August 26, 2014 6:09 am

There are so many things children can learn about sports! We should exploit that more. Sports teaches them how to grow healthy inside out and we need healthy people in all aspects of their beings. There are some great reviews about that on AlarioBros. There is a reason why the outdoor sports are so popular these days.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 29, 2014 9:40 pm

I agree with the sentence of "The sport supports right-brain development, concentration, fine-motor control, and sequencing skills". And that's the best choice for teach those from kids and for children. It will make good skills in the future. Thanks


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