Physical Education Tips of the Week #37
March 20, 2008

Physical Education Tips of the Week #37
March 20, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor

1. Editor's Note

It has been an ugly winter - there have been several bouts of rain (which is highly unusual in Northern Ontario) followed by cold and ice. So it hasn't been good for winter sports and every time it rained, it made me think that Spring was on the way...even though it wasn't. That's discouraging!

Physical Education Tips of the Week #37
March 20, 2008
So, I was ready to get outa town and last week, my wife and I escaped to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for her March break. It was a great getaway and it was wonderful to once again wear shorts and not have to sit in front of a fireplace to get warm.

But now, I'm ready to buckle down and research like a crazy-man. So get ready! There will lots of new content coming your way on the PE Update website!!

If you're not already a member, I highly recommended that you join!! You can get more information here: PE Update Membership Information
But if you aren't ready to join yet, there's lots of free content on the website and in these newsletters!

I'm glad to be back, and I hope you enjoy this issue of PE Tips of the Week!

Dick Moss, Editor


Physical Education Tips of the Week #37
March 20, 2008
2. From the Web


Winter is almost over...honest. But for those of you who still have snow on the ground, here's a fun resource from the CIRA Ontario website. Download their free WinterActive kit and get a number of hints, tips, resources and ideas that will get you and your students out in the snow and having fitness fun.

Click here to go to CIRA Ontario's WinterActive website.
Click here to directly download the PDF booklet.


Physical Education Tips of the Week #37
March 20, 2008
3. New Additions to the Websites

Here are the Articles that have been added to the websites this week.
These articles are available to PE Update members.

  • Equipment: Balloon Racquets - How to Make
    How to make your own racquets for hitting balloons, using only a clothes hanger, old nylons and some tape

  • Track/XC: Seated Running Drill
    A drill that teaches optimal arm-swing technique to runners. Includes a video.

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March 20, 2008
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March 20, 2008
    4. From the PE Update Blog

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

    Sports Injuries Often Occur Off the Field.
    A cautionary tale of an athlete whose injuries were caused by everyday activities not related to her sport. To read more, click this link to the blog: //


    Physical Education Tips of the Week #37
March 20, 2008
    5. 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:
    Swimming: People Often Overestimate Their Ability to Swim

    A recent study has shown that a large proportion of the population think they are better swimmers than they really are. This article discusses the implications and recommendations resulting from the findings of this study.


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