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Sport-Specific Topics

SPORT-SPECIFIC TOPICS

The articles in this section deal with the specific sports you might encounter in a typical physical education or school sports program.

We provide coaching cues, technique tips, lead-up games, research, ideas, charts and much more on over 18 different sports - from Badminton to Wrestling and everything in between. It's the complete physical education resource.

Skim the article abstracts, or use the search engine to find article on specific topics. Just click on the title to open the article. Once open, you can view as is, or click the "Printer-Friendly" link for easier printing.

Articles at the top of the list were the most recently added.

 


Tennis: Shoulder Blade Cue for Better Backhands
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.com
Tennis: Shoulder Blade Cue for Better Backhands A coaching cue for tennis that will increase the power of your physical education students' backhands by 20%. . . . keep reading..
Soccer Referees Run as Hard as Many Players
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.com
Soccer Referees Run as Hard as Many Players Soccer referees run about the same distance at similar intensities as many of the players for whom they are officiating. . . . keep reading..
Tennis: Don't Aim for the Court Lines
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.com
Tennis: Don't Aim for the Court Lines Tennis players should not use the court lines as their aiming point. . . . keep reading..
Badminton/Equipment: How to Purchase the Right Badminton Racquet
Antony Cassidy
Badminton/Equipment: How to Purchase the Right Badminton Racquet Badminton racquets are rated by weight, balance, head shape, flexibility and grip size. What these terms mean. . . . keep reading..
Outdoor Education: The Use of Performance Cues When Teaching Bouldering in Middle School Physical Education Classes
Derek Fuglsang
Outdoor Education: The Use of Performance Cues When Teaching Bouldering in Middle School Physical Education Classes A study has determined the number of teaching cues that should be used in a middle school physical education bouldering class, and what those cues should be. . . . keep reading..
Tennis: The Presence of a Scoreboard Gives the Favorite an Advantage
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.com
Tennis: The Presence of a Scoreboard Gives the Favorite an Advantage Playing tennis in the presence of a scoreboard will increase the higher-ranked player's chance of winning the match by about 4%! . . . keep reading..
Basketball: Teach Trapping Skills With the 4 x 4x 4 Chaos Drill
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update
Basketball: Teach Trapping Skills With the 4 x 4x 4 Chaos Drill A drill that provides practice in trapping the ball and in beating the trap. . . . keep reading..
Tennis: Sight Through Your Fingertips on the Service Toss
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update
Tennis: Sight Through Your Fingertips on the Service Toss A coaching cue that will reduce the number of serves that fly low and into the net. . . . keep reading..
Baseball/Softball: Pitching Machines Versus Human Pitchers
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update
Baseball/Softball: Pitching Machines Versus Human Pitchers The pitches thrown from pitching machines will break more than those from live pitchers. . . . keep reading..
Hockey: Possession Time in Games is not Enough to Develop Hockey Skills
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update
Hockey: Possession Time in Games is not Enough to Develop Hockey Skills Games are a poor place to learn hockey skills because players touch the puck for only about 60 seconds over the course of a typical game. . . . keep reading..
Golf Ball Compression - Unlocking the Mystery for Physical Education Teachers
Anthony Reedy
Golf Ball Compression - Unlocking the Mystery for Physical Education Teachers The compression ratings on golf balls can affect your success on the course. Here's what the ratings mean. . . . keep reading..
Tennis: Recreational Players Should Take More Steps Per Shot
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update
Tennis: Recreational Players Should Take More Steps Per Shot Professional tennis players take 3-4 times more steps per shot than recreational players. Includes a coaching cue to improve your students' footwork. . . . keep reading..
Cross-Country/Track: Double Surge Tactic When Running in the Lead
Dick Moss, Editor
Cross-Country/Track: Double Surge Tactic When Running in the Lead A cross-country running tactic, involving two quick surges, that will discourage competitors who are drafting your runners. . . . keep reading..
Field Event Tips for Physical Education Class: Are Inclined Boards Really Effective in Long Jump Training?
Field Event Tips for Physical Education Class: Are Inclined Boards Really Effective in Long Jump Training? Inclined boards have long been used in training long jumpers. But are they really effective? Find out here. . . . keep reading..
Golf- Bocce Ball Putting Game for Physical Education Class
Dick Moss
Golf- Bocce Ball Putting Game for Physical Education  Class A game in which a ball is putted and subsequent putts must come as close to that first ball as possible. . . . keep reading..
Soccer - Use Aerobic Interval Training for Soccer Fitness
Soccer - Use Aerobic Interval Training for Soccer Fitness Aerobic-interval running workouts are more effective at improving players' fitness than regular soccer drills. . . . keep reading..
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