Physical Education Tip of the Week #28 January 17, 2008

Physical Education Tip of the Week #28
January 17, 2008

Dick Moss

1. Editor's Note

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Dick Moss, Editor


Physical Education Tip of the Week #28 January 17, 2008
2. From the Web

Adaptive Sports Video

Wow - watch this video for an exciting look at the many adaptive sports that are now available. Everything from waterskiing to kendo to squash to nordic skiing and mountain some other sports that might surprise you (the off-road wheelchair racing got my heart rate going!). Set to a high-energy sound track, this video is bound to get your adaptive sports students excited about the possibilities.



Physical Education Tip of the Week #28 January 17, 2008
3. Freebies

Breakthrough basketball has two free eBooks you can receive by signing up for their free newsletter. "Winning Basketball Drills" includes 72 basketball drills with complete step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, motivational tips, and coaching tips for all of the drills

"Winning Basketball Plays" includes 32 basketball plays, including a mix of man-to-man plays, zone plays, out of bounds plays, and end of game plays. The book includes a good mix of simple and advanced plays that can be used by both youth and advanced coaches.

You can find it all at: Breakthrough Basketball


Physical Education Tip of the Week #28 January 17, 2008
4. New Additions to the Websites

Here are the Articles that have been added to the websites this week:

  • Baseball/Coaching: Reduce the Number of Players Who Come Late to Practice An incentive that will reduce the number of players who arrive late to practice.

  • Basketball: Eye Focus Research on Foul Shots Eye focus is more imprtant before a foul shot than during the shot itself.


    Physical Education Tip of the Week #28 January 17, 2008
    5. From the PE Update Blog

    Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

    The NFL is a Great Sport Psychology Lab Your editor discusses a young football player, put under incredible pressure after two blunders, who rises above adversity. It's one of the best things about observing sports.



    Physical Education Tip of the Week #28 January 17, 2008
    6. Pick of the Week

    Each week, I'll highlight an article that I think is really useful. The article will be available to non-members of the website for a week, and to members forever!

    This week's pick is: Basketball - Eye Focus Research for Foul Shots

    Research has shown that the eye focus that occurs during the foul shooting motion is not as important as the eye focus that occurs immediately before the shot is taken. A pre-shot routine for improving free-throw accuracy is provided.


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